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

Engineers’ Training Programme on DEWATS™ from 08th- 12th December 2014

by Nithya Bharadwaj, CDD Society, 08.10.2014

CDD Society will be conducting a 5-day training programme on DEWATS™ for Engineers in collaboration with BORDA and RGRHCL at CASS, Bangalore, from 08th through 12th December 2014 at the Center for Advanced Sanitation Solutions...[more]

DHAN Foundation Knowledge on DEWATS to students of Fathima Women’s College, Madurai

by DHAN Foundation, Partner CDD Society, 22.09.2014

DHAN Foundation is a non-profit development organization headquartered in Tamil Nadu. The organization being part of the CDD-BORDA network, its thematic institution CURE (Centre for Urban Water Resources) focuses on decentralized...[more]

DHAN Foundation participates in the seminar on “Water Security and Water Challenges in India”

by DHAN Foundation, Partner CDD Society, 22.09.2014

On the occasion of this year’s World Environment Day (June 5, 2014), the Rotary Club of Manapparai organized a seminar on “Water Security and Water Challenges in India”. The Seminar was attended by 70 civil society...[more]

CDD Society propagates DEWATS at the Exhibition-cum-Workshop on Innovation Technology for Sanitation and Water Quality in Rural Areas.

by Nithya Bharadwaj, CDD Society, 22.09.2014

On 27th August 2014, CDD Society participated in the two-day Exhibition Cum Workshop on Innovative Technologies for Rural Areas on Water Quality and Sanitation titled “INNOVATION/SRIJAN BHARTI” organised by the Ministry of...[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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