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

Weltwaerts Volunteers Visit CDD Network Partner Organisation

by Nithya Bharadwaj, CDD Society, 10.04.2015

Weltwaerts Volunteers share their experience during their visit CDD Network Partner Organisation, February, 4th-13th, 2015 [more]

One day Training Programme on Operation & Maintenance (O&M) of Activated Sludge Process (ASP) Treatment System

by Harish Kumara. B. K, CDD Society, 10.04.2015

CDD Society in collaboration with Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association and Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Ltd. (RGRHCL), supported by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), conducted one day Training...[more]

Faecal Sludge Management in Nepal – CDD and BORDA extend support

by Susmita Sinha, CDD Society, 10.04.2015

In the last few years, access to basic sanitation has increased to 70% (National Management Information Project, NMIP, 2014) in Nepal. Nepal is the most rapidly urbanizing country in South Asia - the urban population is estimated...[more]

BORDA BNS Partner Meeting at Bali

by Rohini Pradeep, CDD Society, 10.04.2015

The Annual BORDA BNS Meeting 2015 was held in Bali, Indonesia, from12th to 14th March having 65 representatives from different BORDA regions.[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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