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

Indonesia: Communal WWTP Operation and Maintenance Workshop in South Sulawesi

by Trias Windi Hapsari – LPTP, 16.06.2016

On March 30-31st 2016, DEWATS LPTP held a workshop of communal O+M in South Sulawesi in Amaris hotel. The workshop was attended by several CBOs, South Sulawesi task force, Makassar city public works, public works from Sidrap and...[more]

Indonesia: Conducting Campaign of World Environment Day with Organic Compost and Vegetable Seeds

by Rifki Praditya – BORDA Indonesia, 09.06.2016

As a human being, we are not alone to live in this world, because so many human, animal, plant, and nature in our surrounding. Additionally we should rethink that the sustainability of the environment in the world. It is not only...[more]

Indonesia: KIPRAH HHE and HIE Internal Training

by Mila Noviana Dhari – KIPRAH BORDA Indonesia, 25.05.2016

Capacity building is needed as a tool to improve knowledge and enhance the abilities that will allow community to achieve measurable and sustainable results. Therefore KIPRAH (we-pro-waste) BORDA conducted internal training for...[more]

Indonesia: Improvement Capacity Building For Technical and RnD Team

by Rifki Praditya – BORDA Indonesia, 12.05.2016

DEWATS training is one of the part of capacity building activity in BORDA, particularly for technical and RnD team. Usually, AKSANSI also joined because all their members directly go to the field to conduct monitoring and...[more]

Indonesia: Special 7th Period of Uncle Dino in Trirenggo Elementary School

by Rifki Praditya – BORDA Indonesia, 11.05.2016

The wastes issues have become big problems everywhere, particularly in the school environment. It was because of the students snack consumptions that yields plastic waste from food street vendors for 6 days a week. In order to...[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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