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 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 Las Americas

Photo contest on the theme of basic and ecological sanitation in Nicaragua
1. SODIS  Bolivia /Angélica Maria Marin Suarez, amarins@fundacionsodis.org2. INAA/Felipe López, flopez@inaa.gob.ni3. GIZ NI/ Javier Enrique Gutierrez Llanes, javier.gutierrez@giz.de4. Grupo Fenix/ Susan Kinne, susankinnefenix@gmail.com5. SODIS  Bolivia /Angélica Maria Marin Suarez, amarins@fundacionsodis.org6.CIDTEA/Rosemary Téllez, rtellez440@gmail.com7. Idalia del Carmen Lau Blanco, idalialaub@yahoo.com8. Grupo Fenix/ Susan Kinne, susankinnefenix@gmail.com9. Francisco Manuel González Sánchez, frank_architect@yahoo.es10. Asofenix11. Fabiola Martínez, faby_310791@hotmail.com12. Idalia del Carmen Lau Blanco, idalialaub@yahoo.com13. Asofenix14. Klaudia Boden <>15. Gabriel Alejandro Mendoza Quiroz, Asofenix17. Idalia del Carmen Lau Blanco, idalialaub@yahoo.com18. Asofenix19. Asofenix20.Eduardo Rodriguez Hastin, ERodriguez@wateraidamerica.org21. Eduardo Rodriguez Hastin, ERodriguez@wateraidamerica.org22. Martín Alejandro Jiménez Velásquez, martinjimenezv@outlook.com23. Grupo Fenix/ Susan Kinne, susankinnefenix@gmail.com24. Lydia Zapata, lydia.zapata@blueenergygroup.org25. Víctor Contreras, Edwin Terán, Víctor Contreras, Edwin Terán,

Las Americas in India!!

by Félix González, BORDA-LA, 19.10.2016

In September, a group from BORDA LAS AMERICAS travelled to Bangalore, India to participate in the Engineers Training Program on DEWATSTM to attain the knowledge that might enable their work in Latin America and the Caribbean.[more]

BORDA and Fondo para la Paz evaluate the first year of their pilot project

by Jan Hitzegrad, Sonia Martínez, BORDA LA, 05.10.2016

The first of the three-year collaboration project of Borda and Fondo para la Paz (FPP) for the development of solutions (as modules) at households in rural and dispersed communities of Mexico, is over.[more]

Questions to the Watershed

by Paulina Musalem, Salomón Olguín and Pedro Kraemer, BORDA LA, 04.10.2016

As part of the follow-up activities to generate a comprehensive strategic plan for the recovery of the San Juan River micro-watershed, the team of BORDA Las Americas was given the task to "ask" directly the Cuenca about...[more]

The Watershed Tells Its Story…

by Sonia Martínez Ferreiro, BORDA LA, 28.09.2016

With the participation of 22 organizations, BORDA Nicaragua hosted the Technical Meeting on Water and Sanitation on September 22nd. This meeting which was held at the training center of BORDA Nicaragua and the National University...[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

BORDA en breve (es)

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