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

BORDA Questions & Answers: The Human’s Part in Ecological Cycles

by Annika Petruch (BORDA Tanzania) & Christopher Kellner (WASAZA Zambia), 02.05.2014

An interview with Christopher Kellner, Water and Sanitation Association of Zambia (WASAZA)[more]

Good BORDA News in Zambian News(papers)

by Christopher Kellner, BORDA Partner, WASAZA Zambia, 29.04.2014

For more than 30 years, the municipal wastewater of the town of Livingstone (60.000 inhabitants) has been treated in a complex of six wastewater ponds covering an area of 24 hectare. Over the years, water hyacinths completely...[more]

A Royal Visit

by Annika Petruch, BORDA Tanzania, 09.04.2014

What an honor! On 20th of March, no less than the Swedish Crown Princess Victoria visited the DEWATS Sludge Treatment Plant (STP) in Kigamboni, Dar es Salaam, during her three-day visit to Tanzania. Princess Victoria came to...[more]

BORDA Tanzania Planning for 2014

by Bossman Liana, BORDA Tanzania, 19.03.2014

BORDA Tanzania’s 2014 Implementation Programme meeting was from 19 – 21 February. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss lessons learnt from the previous year and to plan objectives and goals to be achieved in 2014.[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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