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 (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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BORDA strives to create sanitation solutions: DEWATS (Decentralized 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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Facilitating the implementation of Basic Needs Services (BNS) development projects in Asia and Africa, BORDA maintains more than 25 partnerships with organisations worldwide; partners are accountable for planning and implementation of social structure development projects.


News from BORDA West and Central Asia

Sustainable Sanitation for Eco-Lodges in Jordan

by Sophia von Dobschuetz, BORDA WESCA, 15.06.2017

Jordan ranks amongst the world’s most water-scarce countries, while at the same time the limited water resources are being heavily overused. The imbalance between water needs and availability in the country is exacerbated by...[more]

Capacity Development Ensures Sustainability

by Mohammad Noor, BORDA KRI, 13.03.2017

In Erbil BORDA-KRI recently conducted capacity-building DEWATS, SSWM, and biogas construction training for 50 engineers, managers and craftsmen working in the sanitation and waste management sector. Delivered in close...[more]

Training on Decentralized Sanitation Solutions for government engineers completed in Kabul

by BORDA Afghanistan, 07.11.2016

BORDA Afghanistan in cooperation with GIZ-WSIP and Ministry of Urban Development and Housing (MUDH) conducted a 6 day training on Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS) for the relevant government engineers on...[more]

Green School Project Implemented in Bamiyan, Afghanistan

by BORDA Afghanistan, 28.09.2016

On 3 September 2016, BORDA and delegates from the Afghan Government (NEPA, MRRD, MEW), the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) and local partner organisations (HELP e.V., COAM) together with community elders inaugurated a...[more]

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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