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,

Without Vision There is No Direction

by Gunther Klatte, BORDA Nicaragua, 15.05.2017

On 7 April 2017, BORDA’s conference hall in Managua, Nicaragua opened its doors to receive the mayors and technical staff of the municipalities of Wiwilí, Nueva Segovia/Jinotega, who got together to develop a shared,...[more]

Where does the Wastewater go in León, Nicaragua?

by Gunther Klatte, BORDA Nicaragua, 30.03.2017

Recently the Mayor of León and representatives of the Department of Land and Housing, the Urban Expansion Program of the city of Leon, the Hamburg-Leon Sisterhood Office and BORDA Nicaragua carried out a technical visit to two...[more]

The work at Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) Village in Nicaragua Has Begun!!

by Günther Klatte, BODA Nicaragua and Sonia Martinez, BORDA Las Américas, 27.03.2017

Located in Jinotepe, the Foundation NPH-Nicaragua is a village and shelter for about 250 orphaned or abandoned children. This compound is made up of family style homes, terraces, patios and a school that goes till the 11th grade....[more]

First Deliveries to San Juan de Dios

by Paulina Musalem, BORDA LA, 28.02.2017

Once BORDA Las Américas, Taxco Municipality and the NGO Pueblo SaBio signed an agreement at the beginning of 2016 and after intensive work with data surveys, analyses and design, finally, this year the first potential...[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

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