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

DEWATS Engineering Training for governmental and private sector professionals in Kabul completed

by BORDA Afghanistan, 15.08.2016

BORDA in cooperation with GIZ-WSIP and Ministry of Urban Development and Housing (MUDH) conducted a 6 day training on Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS) from 23rd – 31st July, 2016 at the MUDH office, Banai,...[more]

German Ambassador visited Ecology and Climate Center, Bamyan, Afghanistan

by BORDA Afghanistan, 16.06.2016

German Ambassador H.E Markus Potzel visited Ecology and Climate Center Bamyan (ECCB) on 31 May 2016. ECCB is a joint initiative between BORDA, UNEP and COAM to research, investigate, support, promote and implement...[more]

The 1st Urban Water Sector Coordination Group (UWSCG) Meeting held in Kabul

by BORDA Afghanistan, 24.05.2016

The Ministry of Urban Development and Housing with the cooperation of Water Sector Improvement Program (WSIP) of GIZ and BORDA Afghanistan organized the 1st Urban Water Sector Coordination Group (UWSCG) meeting on Wednesday 4th...[more]

Inauguration of School Sanitation projects in Kurdish Region Iraq.

by Mohammad Noor, BORDA Iraq, 24.05.2016

On Monday the 16th of May, the Mayor of Soran, BORDA and the Director of Education inaugurated three sanitation projects in both child and adult education facilities in the district of Soran. BORDA together with the Education...[more]




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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