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

Vietnam: National Television Broadcasted DEWATS Application in Vietnam

by Dao Thi Hoa Anh – BORDA Vietnam, 14.09.2017

VTV4 is an international channel of Vietnam national television which broadcasts over the world and produces the news in several foreign languages such as English, French, Chinese and Russian. In the beginning of the August, VTV4...[more]

Laos: DEWATS Operation & Maintenance and User Training for World Bank in Vientiane, Laos

by Bonnie Dang – BORDA Laos, 23.08.2017

The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries, aiming at reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development. As one of BORDA Laos’...[more]

Laos: The Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Standard Performance and Material Behavior Workshop

by Vansoukkhy Keosengsay – BORDA Laos, 26.07.2017

On the 7th July 2017, BORDA Laos and their national partner Department of Housing and Urban Planning (DHUP) (DEWATS Team) together with BORDA-AIT organized a decentralized wastewater treatment Standard Performance and Material...[more]

Philippines: Naguilian River System on Introducing the “Water Quality Management Area” on their 4th Organizational Meeting

by Darleene Noela Cac and Engr. Marlon Oiga – BNS Philippines, 20.07.2017

Held at Oasis Country Resort, San Fernando City, Province of La Union last 8th of June, 2017, the 4th Organizational Meeting was conducted. The said meeting has been witnessed by our very own, Senior Project Engineer Warly A....[more]

Celebrating 40 Years of BORDA: Contributions from BORDA Southeast Asia

by Marina Brueckner-Supriyono, BORDA Indonesia, 15.06.2017

We are proud! For more than 20 years BORDA and its partners have been active in Southeast Asia, providing sustainable and innovative sanitation solutions that enable poor people to establish a life in a healthy and livable...[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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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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