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 Southern Africa (SADC)

Zambia Water Forum and Exhibition November 2011

by Kamuka Kang’ombi, BORDA Partner, WASAZA, 05.03.2012

The first Zambia Water and Exhibition took place on 7th and 8th November 2011 at Golf View Hotel in Lusaka. University of Zambia (UNZA) organized the event, The whole forum and secretariat organization organized by Zambia...[more]

TED’s Global Positioning System

by Felician Mink,BORDA PArtner, TED, 05.03.2012

The idea of the Global Positioning System for Technologies for Economic Development (TED) is to locate every Biogas/DEWATS site that is built by TED. Once the constructed sites are located with the GPS they can be relocated very...[more]

UKZN Polution Research Group(PRG) at the IWA Development Congress

by Prof.Chris buckley, BORDA Partner, UKZN, 20.01.2012

Two primary partners of UKZN’s Pollution Research Group (PRG) claimed top awards at the International Water Association (IWA) Development Congress held in Kuala Lumpur at the end of 2011.[more]

BORDA received the Development Solutions Award by IWA

by BORDA Germany, 08.12.2011

BORDA (Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association) was honored with a Development Solutions Award from the International Water Association (IWA) at the 2nd IWA Development Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which was...[more]

Going weltwaerts with BORDA 

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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SBS in Southern Africa 

Linking sanitation, health and education
Research and practical experience have illuminated the link between sanitation, health and education.  However, sanitation facilities in many schools in Southern Africa are in a poor and neglected condition. Due to this situation, alternative cost-effective wastewater concepts, such as DEWATS School Based Sanitation, can play a major role in the struggle to improve health and hygiene in schools.

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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 Newslettter 

DEWATS Newsletter

BORDA publishes the electronic newsletter on DEWATS Information quarterly.

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A short demonstration of an dewats system in Tamil Nadu/India

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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