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

Guest Lecture on “Different Building Technologies of Hunnarshala Foundation”

by Andrews Jacob, CDD Society, 07.04.2014

A guest lecture on “Different Building Technologies of Hunnarshala Foundation” was organised at CASS, Bangalore on 27 March 2014 for CDD Society’s Staff. Mr. Kiran Vaghela, Joint Managing Director, Hunnarshala Foundation was...[more]

CDD-BORDA Network conduct its Annual Partners Meeting 2014

by Miriam Machnik, Weltwaerts Volunteer,, 07.04.2014

The network conducted its Annual Partners Meeting 2014, which provided an excellent opportunity for members to meet and share information. This year’s was hosted by Design Collaborative during 10th-11th March 2014 at Le Pondy...[more]

A One Day journey to Understand Wastewater Characteristics and Treatment

by Rajesh Shenoy, CDD Society, 07.04.2014

CDD Society has a staff of diverse academic backgrounds e.g. civil and mechanical engineering, business administration, epidemiology, urban planning, etc. A workshop, ‘One Day in Centre for Advanced Sanitation Solutions (CASS)...[more]

CDD Society’s Initiative in Providing Sanitation Solutions to Temples in Karnataka

by Anitha S, CDD Society, 18.03.2014

CDD Society explored the possibility of establishing DEWATS at temples. In this context, recently the DBNS Technical Unit took the initiative to visit Siddalingeshwar Temple and Chunchungiri Mutt (ashram) situated at Yedeyur,...[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 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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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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