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

Cambodia: Participatory Rapid Assessment (PRA) for School Based Sanitation Lite 1.0 (SBS-Lite 1.0) in Siem Reap Province Completed

by Artur Rutkiewicz – Weltwaerts ESC-BORDA Cambodia, 24.04.2014

ESC-BORDA Cambodia has assessed 20 primary schools in two Siem Reap districts for SBS-Lite 1.0 over a four day period between the 27th and 30th of January using a PRA approach. The PRA is a methodology to collect information and...[more]

Philippines: The Inauguration of Bacnotan District Hospital

by Eden Limbog – BNS Philippines, 24.04.2014

Hospitals, as one of the harmful wastewater producer, should be considered by a municipality when it comes to waste discharge. [more]

Indonesia: AKSANSI Conducted Field Trip in South Sulawesi

by Nora Nebelung – Weltwaerts AKSANSI, 27.03.2014

In accordance to AKSANSI goals of monitoring DEWATS plants in Indonesia, AKSANSI need more opinion and suggestion from regional AKSANSI. Beside that, AKSANSI also created regional AKSANSI and conducted meeting with them. In other...[more]

Indonesia: Waste Educational Event in Juara Elementary School Yogyakarta

by Alexander Holst – Weltwaerts BORDA Indonesia, 26.03.2014

Solid waste, when improperly managed, can create significant health problems and a very unpleasant living environment. If not correctly disposed, waste may produce the greenhouse gas methane and provide breeding sites for...[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 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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