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 South Asia

Training programme: “Septage Management - Towards Sustainable Sanitation”, 27th to 28th April 2015

by Capacity Building Unit, CDD Society, 25.02.2015

CDD, in partnership with Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA), Germany, and the Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Limited (RGRHCL), Bengaluru, is organising a two-day introductory training programme...[more]

Visit of WaterAid and Partner Network Organization Staff to CASS

by Karthik, CDD Society, 24.02.2015

WaterAid conducted an exposure visit to their partner network on solid and liquid waste management. On day two, the participants visited CDD for an exposure to liquid waste management at CASS on 12th February 2015.[more]

Engineers’ Training on Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS™)

by Capacity Building Unit, CDD Society, 24.02.2015

CDD Society is pleased to announce the 24th Training Programme on Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS™) from 7th – 11th September 2015.[more]

CDD Society's RCO team participate at the ‘VIBRANT GUJARAT’ - 7th GLOBAL SUMMIT EXHIBITION

by Satchit Bhandarkar, CDD Society, 29.01.2015

The Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show – 2015 was organized at the Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar,Gujarat, from 7th to 13th January, 2015, with the primary focus on Inclusive Development and highlighting the key areas: Innovation,...[more]

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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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CASS _ Centre for Advanced Sanitation Solutions 

CASS - Centre for Advanced Sanitation Solutions

The Centre for Advanced Sanitation Solutions (CASS) is designed to be a one-stop-solution to disseminate knowledge and promote sustainable sanitation solutions. CASS comprises of five units namely, Exhibition unit, Training unit, Research and Development unit, Knowledge and Information Management unit and Design and Applied Training unit.



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


e-Disha Newsletter is published bi-monthly by CDD
The Indian Consortium for Dissemination of DEWATS (CDD) publishes the electronic newsletter on DEWATS Information for Sustainable Habitation “e-Disha” regularly.

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DEWATS in India

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


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