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

How Women Pose an Important Role for the Success of the MRF

by Anggita - Internship Student BORDA Indonesia, 15.12.2016

Before Material Recovery Facility (MRF) 3R Purwo Berhati was first established, the members of Pembinaan Kesejahteraan Keluarga (PKK) played a relatively important role in consciousness-raising effort regarding the value of...[more]

Philippines: Negros Oriental on Provincial-wide DEWATS

by Engr. Marlon Oiga – BNS Philippines, 14.12.2016

Basic Needs Services Inc. (BNS-Phils.) was invited to attend and present the result of the preliminary feasibility studies for the Cities and Municipalities of Negros Oriental for their wastewater management requirements...[more]

The 8th Uncle Dino Goes to School: Giving Takakura Method as a part of Solid Waste Education

by Anggita – Internship Student BORDA Indonesia, 09.12.2016

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, Kita Pro Sampah (We Pro Waste—KIPRAH) held The 8th Uncle Dino Goes to School (UDGS) program in Candirejo Elementary School, Sleman. It was the first UDGS roadshow in Sleman Regency. UDGS is a quarterly...[more]

Vietnam: Signing MoU with Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DoNRE) of Hoi An city to disseminate conventional DEWATS at 3 schools in Hoi An city

by Pham Hai Yen – BORDA Vietnam, 06.12.2016

After successful implementation and operation of first DEWATS-SBS at Cam Thanh Primary School in Hoi An city with effluent analyzed meet the National Technical Standards at column B, the local government decided to continue...[more]

Laos: Annual Stakeholder Meeting 2016 – New Action Plan to Implement DEWATS Projects

by Bonnie Dang – BORDA Laos, 05.12.2016

BORDA Laos staff and members of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport came together to talk about the new Action Plan as well as to discuss the cooperation and responsibilities of implementing DEWATS projects. The annual...[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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