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 Africa

Decentralized Solid Waste Management (DESWAM) in Dar es Salaam Tanzania

by Larissa Duma, BORDA-SADC, 27.06.2012

'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!’ is the common slogan used to describe improved solid waste management practices and is now being introduced to the city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Consumption of food and goods are necessities for human...[more]

Using Wastewater for Banana and Biogas Production

by Christopher Kellner,BORDA Partner,WASAZA, 10.05.2012

Wherever people live, they need water and wherever water is consumed there is generation of wastewater (or sewage).Wastewater can originate from washing processes or transportation like in flush toilets. It can contain soap...[more]

Learning Journey in Southern Lesotho

by Felician Mink,BORDA Partner,TED, 24.04.2012

The Learning Journey, which took place from the 2nd until the 4th of April 2012 led the TED team to the southern region of Lesotho to visit different older and newer biogas systems. There were several different reasons for this...[more]

Re-Waxing the Biogas digester

by Felician Mink, BORDA Partner, TED, 09.03.2012

Each Biogas digester that is constructed by Technologies for Economic Development (TED) is a unique and handcrafted high quality product. But even the best product can become damaged during a long usage or if not maintained well...[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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EU Water Facility funded school sanitation project in Lesotho

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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