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

Understanding Septage and its Characteristics

by Rohini Pradeep, CDD Society, 08.12.2014

The census of India 2011 shows that 30 million urban households, equivalent to 38 percent, are connected to with septic tanks and about 7% with pit latrines, have on-site sewage collection systems. USAID (2010) estimates that by...[more]

Training on Operation and Maintenance of Septic Tanks

, 08.12.2014

A one-day training programme on Maintenance of Septic ”Tanks and Pits for Service Providers was conducted on 20th November 2014 for ULBs and ”private service providers from across Karnataka. The programme was conducted jointly...[more]

CDD Society presented the role of City Sanitation Plan (CSP) in eradicating the Manual Scavenging for ULBs during a Workshop on Prohibition of Manual Scavenging

by Rohini Pradeep, CDD Society, 08.12.2014

The State Institute for Urban Development, Mysore, organized a one-day workshop on “Prohibition of Manual Scavenging” in the Zilla Panchayat office, Dharwad, on 18th November, 2014. The workshop was organized with the object of...[more]

CDD Society celebrates World Toilet Day 2014

by Nithya Bharadwaj, CDD Society, 08.12.2014

To make an impact, the event brought together sector specialists, seeking their creative inputs and thought provoking ideas on the prevailing issues of sanitation. The event was conducted on 19th November 2014 at the Rangoli...[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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