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

First Biogas Consortium Afghanistan meeting held in Bamyan

by BORDA Afghanistan, 08.12.2015

The first biogas consortium Afghanistan meeting was held in Bamyan today. Stakeholders from Governors office, National Environment Protection Agency, Provincial Rural Rehabilitation and Development office, NGO’s, UN and local...[more]

Vocational Students at ATVI Kabul supported by BORDA

by BORDA Middle East & Central Asia, 02.12.2015

In the year 2014, BORDA supported the Afghan Technical Vocational Institute (ATVI) with the development of a training course on decentralized sanitation solutions (DSS) as well as a Training of Teachers. The course operates now...[more]

BORDA presentation at the “International Workshop on Small and Medium-Scale Biogas” - Innovations Driving Effective Growth of Biogas Sector

by BORDA Middle East and Central Asia, 02.12.2015

On the 17th- 19th November, over eighty people from fifteen different Asian countries gathered in Colombo, Sri Lanka to attend a workshop on “Innovations Driving Effective Growth of Biogas Sector”. The objective of the workshop...[more]

Workshop on Progressive Sanitation Implementation at the IWA Water & Development Congress in Jordan

by Alex Miller & Bernd Gutterer, BORDA Middle East & Central Asia, 27.10.2015

This week over one thousand water professionals from around the world came to the Dead Sea in Jordan for the International Water Association (IWA) Water and Development Congress & Exhibition. BORDA was a strategic partner in this...[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