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

Purkitchey – A Case Study

by Borda South Asia, 30.06.2006

From BORDA Partner LEDeGWritten by Stanzin TsephalVillage OverviewThis village is situated in Kargil district. It experiences a lot of snowfall and the villagers just get 3-4 snow-free months. There are schools here. The village...[more]

Issues of co-financing

by Borda South Asia, 30.06.2006

FROM BORDA Partner RLHPWritten by Dr. Williams Initially, when CBS/DEWATS projects were launched among NGOs in India, it was done with the total financial support of BORDA, Bremen, Germany. Pilot plants were set up among CBS...[more]

Beach Cleaning – Vendors take charge

by Borda South Asia, 30.06.2006

From BORDA Partner EXNORAWritten by Naina Shah    An initiative started by EXNORA but long forgotten! On World Environment Day 5th June 2006, when I visited the beach for another program, I stumbled into this mob, who were...[more]

Mainstreaming poorer communities through effective advocacy

by Borda South Asia, 30.06.2006

For Community Based Sanitation program -Advocacy agendas in sanitation program  FROM BORDA Partner - IIYWWritten by Shilpa Mirashi A successful Community Based Sanitation (CBS) program is developed through a variety of advocacy...[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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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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