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)

Seminar on City-wide Sanitation Planning takes place in Dar es Salaam

by Anika Scholz, BORDA-SADC, 28.11.2011

Top city planners and water and sanitation experts share and discuss their experiences in India and Tanzania Dar es Salaam – What are success factors of city-wide sanitation planning in fast growing cities such as Dar es Salaam?...[more]

50 years of Water Sector in Tanzania.

by Bossman Liana, BORDA-SADC, 23.11.2011

On December 9th 1961 Tanzania was granted independence from Britain.Since then many changes have taken place in the water sector in this country.The Ministry of Water and Irrigation has celebrated the upcoming anniversary by...[more]

Biogas/DEWATS performance in cold regions – Measurements in Children’s Home

by Carla Wunsch, BORDA Partner, TED, Lesotho, 21.10.2011

Biogas/DEWATS is implemented mostly in developing countries which have a tropical or subtropical climate. Only little data about Biogas/DEWATS performance in cold regions with temperatures below 0°C at night during several...[more]

BORDA will get Development Solutions Award by IWA

by BORDA Germany, 28.09.2011

BORDA has been recognized as the Development Solutions / Practice Award winner by the International Water Association (IWA). The commendation is to be presented at the 2nd IWA Development Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in...[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 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


DEWATS Newsletter

BORDA publishes the electronic newsletter on DEWATS Information quarterly.

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