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

BORDA officially starts operation in Afghanistan

by Stefan Reuter& Sven Meyer, BORDA Germany, 27.07.2012

BORDA is happy to announce that with issuing a certificate of registration in July 2012, the Ministry of Economy has entitled BORDA to work as an NGO in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Supported by the Federal German...[more]

Rio +20 emphasizes the needs of affordable and low-maintenance wastewater treatment solutions - such as DEWATS

by Sven Meyer, BORDA Germany, 02.07.2012

For the first time at this political level, the international community reaffirms the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation in a major multilateral summit document. Furthermore the final document emphasizes the...[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