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

Team CDD Participates in various sanitation forums

by Nithya Bharadwaj, 02.07.2015

Many NGOs and players in the sanitation sector are making efforts to reach out to the larger civil society and decision makers towards addressing the Nation's existing sanitation challenges through various forums and...[more]

Cube Sanitation Services (CSS) a new apporach for the O&M of DEWATS

by Nithya Bharadwaj, 23.06.2015

CSS, a partnership firm incubated by CDD Society, renders services on maintenance of DEWATS, desludging of septic tanks and operations of STPs in Bangalore. [more]

Feacal Sludge Management (FSM) Setup at Devanahalli, Bangalore

by G S Santhosh & Ravi Kumar Kalal, 23.06.2015

Though Anekal town was identified for the implementation of the FSM unit, the KUWSDB has implemented a sewer system across the town. In order to explore the opportunities of establishing a FSM unit in a suitable location, a...[more]

CDD Society has been empanelled as a National Key Resource Centre by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation,

by CDD Society, 23.06.2015

CDD Society has been empanelled as a National Key Resource Centre by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India[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

In 2011, along with its partners Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Limited (RGRHCL) and Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA), CDD Society established a Centre for Advanced Sanitation Solutions (CASS) to disseminate knowledge and promote sustainable sanitation solutions.



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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