BORDA and BNS Network

BORDA advises and facilitates projects in the sectors of decentralised sanitation, wastewater treatment, water and energy supply, and solid waste disposal in Asia and Africa. Active for over 30 years, BORDA is part of a network of international research and development organisations.

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Basic Needs Services

Basic Needs Services (BNS) are directly linked to the UN's Millenium Development Goals and are in keeping with the objectives of climate protection of the Kyoto Protocol. They are actions geared towards improving living conditions for disadvantaged target groups.

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DEWATS Service Packages

BORDA strives to create sanitation solutions: DEWATS (Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Solutions) Service Packages include not simply the construction of this proven solution but a whole set of integrated measures, combined according to demand.

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BORDA is facilitating BNS development projects in Asia and Africa. Currently there are more than 20 project cooperation offices worldwide of partner organisations, accountable for planning and implementation of socialstructure development projects.

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News from BORDA Southeast Asia

Myanmar: Myanmar Water 2015 Pre-Event – Roadshow

by BORDA Myanmar, 26.08.2015

As a Pre-Event for Myanmar Water 2015, Myanmar’s number one international water supply, sanitation, water resources, industrial wastewater treatment and purification event, a roadshow including stops in Yangon, Mandalay and...[more]

Cambodia: Health and Hygiene Promotion for School Based Sanitation (SBS) 5.0 Finished

by Susanne Köhler – Weltwaerts ESC-BORDA Cambodia, 18.08.2015

All Health and Hygiene (H&H) Promotion activities for all six SBS 5.0 schools in Phnom Penh have been finished by early August marking the last key milestone in the SBS project cycle. Only monitoring and evaluation activities are...[more]

Philippines: First Meeting of Technical Working Group (TWG) for the Sustainable Sanitation Development Program of the Province of La Union

by Louise Cac – BNS Philippines, 04.08.2015

The sustainable sanitation is a type of a sanitation system on which its main objective is to protect and thus promote the human health thru providing a much cleaner environment that will diminish such diseases particularly those...[more]

Myanmar: DEWATS Opening Ceremony and O&M Trainingat Tamwe B.E.H.S 1

by BORDA Myanmar, 28.07.2015

The 3rd of July, 2015 was an exciting day for the Tamwe Basic Education High School 1 (B.E.H.S 1) in Yangon, Myanmar. In the morning, the Opening Ceremony of the new DEWATS plant took place. Afterwards, in the afternoon, the...[more]

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“Learning through active helping“ is the motto of the voluntary service program Weltwärts for young people between the ages of 18 and 28.

For those interested in volunteering in developing countries, the program offers a chance to acquire international experience, intercultural skills, and professional qualifications.

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An estimated 75 million people in Indonesia lack basic sanitation facilities.  Less than 5% of the population is served by conventional sewerage systems. Millions of Indonesian urban residents discharge human excrement and household wastewater directly into the aquatic environment.
The aim of the SANIMAS program is to develop together with Indonesian Communities a sustainable sanitation system managed by the community.

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Mapping of Implementations 

In cooperation with Google Earth, BORDA shows an overview of their projects in South Asia, Southeast Asia and Southern Africa, SADC.

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DEWATS Newsletter

BORDA publishes the electronic newsletter on DEWATS Information quarterly.

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DEWATS Special Newsletter 

BORDA received the Development Solutions Award by IWA for outstanding “innovations and contributions to technology and community facilitation that transform service delivery in low income urban settlements.” read more



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