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: BORDA and VAWR Contribute to World Water Day 2017 Activities in Bac Ninh Province

by Dao Thi Hoa Anh – BORDA Vietnam, 30.03.2017

During 2 days 21st-22nd March 2017, Department of Water Resources Management (DWRM) is under Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment hosted several activities in Bac Ninh province to promote World Water Day 2017 with the...[more]

BORDA-AIT Cooperation: Introducing FSM Toolbox to Local Governments in Southeast Asia

by Marina Brueckner-Supriyono – BORDA SEA, 06.03.2017

Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) is playing an increasing role on local governments’ sanitation agendas in various countries in Southeast Asia. However, decision makers and implementers are facing the challenge of developing and...[more]

Laos: Trainings and Handover Ceremony for the First SBS Project in Bokeo

by Bonnie Dang – BORDA Laos, 27.02.2017

During an exciting two-day event last week, BORDA Laos officially handed over their first School Based Sanitation (SBS) Lite project to Pakhaotai Primary School in Houayxay Dictrict, Bokeo Province. BORDA Laos is very proud of...[more]

Vietnam: City Development under The Integrated Sanitation Solutions Approach Circulated within Kick-off Meeting at Donor Coordination Group 2017

by Pham Hai Yen – BORDA Vietnam, 27.02.2017

Donor Coordination Group is chaired and hosted by Asian Development Bank every quarter of the year to gather all donors who is working in the sector of Water and Sanitation under the Urban Development. This is considered the...[more]

Indonesia: Writing Workshop with Journalist from TEMPO Newspaper

by Rifki Praditya – BORDA Indonesia, 27.02.2017

Communication is not only an oral activity between people; it can also be written words to convey and deliver information and express ideas. Generally, in all aspects of our lives, writing is a necessary skill to communicate...[more]

Mit BORDA weltwaerts 

“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.

Read more and download regional files for an geographic survey of a range of BORDA projects.




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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