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: Official Meeting with The City Government on The Integrated Sanitation Solutions in Period 2017 – 2019

by Pham Hai Yen – BORDA Vietnam, 10.02.2017

Vice Chairman of Bac Ninh City Government held the official meeting between its departments of Planning and Finance, Economy, Natural Resources and Environment, Urban Management, Project Management Board, Television Chanel and...[more]

Indonesia: The Beginning Steps to Implement Water Safety through FSM Toolbox

by Rifki Praditya – BORDA Indonesia, 27.01.2017

BORDA had developed a specific system solution contributing to water safety. The contribution to water safety will be ensured by linking and applying the World Health Organization concepts Sanitation Safety Plans and Water Safety...[more]

Laos: FSM Toolbox Trainers from Asian Institute of Technology Introduced FSM, FSM Toolbox and Hand-On Training on FSM Situational Assessment Tool in Luang Prabang

by Bonnie Dang – BORDA Laos, 27.12.2016

BORDA Laos staff as well as members of the Department of Housing and Urban Planning (DHUP), which belongs to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT), and mem-bers of the local Luang Prabang Urban Development...[more]

Indonesia: The Achievement Gold Standard Certificate for CBO in National Stakeholder Meeting

by Rifki Praditya – BORDA Indonesia, 22.12.2016

This year BORDA NGO Network (BORDA Indonesia, BEST, and LPTP) held the national stakeholder meeting attended by various stakeholders on KIPRAH VER portfolio. The meeting conducted as consolidation media and a dissemination forum...[more]

Indonesia: Stepping-up BORDA Indonesia’s image through Photography Workshop

by Anggita – Internship Student BORDA Indonesia, 20.12.2016

To improve the quality of photo accompanying BORDA Indonesia’s articles and for any contents of other publications, BORDA Indonesia held a one-day photography workshop with a New Zealand born photographer, Alasdair Jardine. The...[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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