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 (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 over twenty partnerships with organisations worldwide; partners are accountable for planning and implementation of social structure development projects.

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News from BORDA Germany

Entwicklungsminister Müller überreicht Zukunftscharta

by Boris Lettau, BORDA Germany, 02.12.2014

Am 24. November 2014 nahm BORDA an der feierlichen Übergabe der Zukunftscharta an Bundeskanzlerin Merkel in Berlin teil, welche Ziele der zukünftigen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit enthält. [more]

Press Conference “Do Not Forget Afghanistan”

by Boris Lettau, BORDA Afghanistan, 27.11.2014

From 14th to 30th of November, worldwide coordinated actions remind the world’s societies to the catastrophic conditions in Afghanistan. For this purpose, BORDA participated in a press conference.[more]

BORDA at IWA World Water Congress 2014, Lisbon

by Maren Heuvels, BORDA Germany, 29.09.2014

Every two years, the International Water Association (IWA) is hosting the IWA World Water Congress. In October 2014, over 5000 water professionals from utilities, academia, the private sector, governments and non-governmental...[more]

BORDA attends conference on European - Pacific research cooperations (PACE-NET Plus)

by Alex Wolf, BORDA Germany, 17.09.2014

From September 9-11, BORDA attended the international conference PACE-NET Plus (Pacific-Europe Network for Science, Technology and Innovation) in Bremen’s House of Science. Initiated in 2013 by the European Commission, the...[more]

BORDA hilft! 

Lesen Sie mehr über die Hilfsaktion "BORDA hilft! - Schule darf nicht krank machen und erfahren Sie, wie auch Sie Schulkindern in Afrika und Asien Hygiene, Sicherheit und eine sanitäre Grundversorgung ermöglichen können.

Damit Schule nicht krank macht!



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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



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