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

Philippines: Training on Wastewater Management and Technical Designing of Tacloban Permanent Resettlement Sites

by Louise Cac and Engr. Marlon Oiga – BNS Philippines, 01.08.2016

From July 12 to 15, 2016 training was given between 6 to 9 engineers from Tacloban City, National Housing Authority (NHA), and Developers for them to enable to design and built low cost decentralized wastewater designs for the...[more]

Vietnam: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Funds for Pilot DEWATS Plants Applied in Pig Farms

by Dao Thi Hoa Anh – BORDA Vietnam, 13.07.2016

Under the fund of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, 2 DEWATS plants applied for pig farm had started the construction since November 2015 and other 3 ones is ongoing. This is the first time; DEWATS is applied to the...[more]

Philippines: Technical Team of BORDA SEA Partners Conducted Meeting Annually

by Marlon Oiga – BNS Philippines, 12.07.2016

The meeting was conducted last April 25th-27th 2016 at the Ariana Hotel, Brgy. Paringao, Municipality of Bauang, Province of La Union, attended by BORDA SEA Partners (Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, as well as...[more]

Laos: Paving The Way for Wastewater Treatment Projects in Laos

by Sarah Kärcher – Weltwaerts BORDA Laos, 11.07.2016

Integrating Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Solutions (DEWATS) can help to improve the living conditions of vulnerable groups while protecting the environment and public health in Laos, and areessential to a new Memorandum of...[more]

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]

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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