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,

BORDA Las Américas Presents its Projects at a Hill in Taxco, Guerrero

by Annika Niepoth, BORDA LA, 28.02.2017

With the presence of Mr. Stefan Reuter, General Director of BORDA; Mr. Omar Jalil Flores Majul, President of the Municipality of Taxco de Alarcon; Ms. Mayra Ramírez García, Sub-secretary of Environment and other authorities of...[more]

Inauguration of a New Project Office of BORDA Las Américas and Taxco Municipality

by Henriette Hartkopp, BORDA LA, 28.02.2017

On February 7th 2017, BORDA Las Américas and the Municipality of Taxco de Alarcón inaugurated their new project office in Taxco de Alarcón, Guerrero, Mexico with the presence of Stefan Reuter, Director of BORDA, Omar Jalil Flores...[more]

BORDA Las Americas Ends 2016 with Its Annual Review and Planning Meeting

by Sonia Martínez Ferreiro, BORDA Las Américas, 23.12.2016

With the presence of all members of its team and its three volunteers, BORDA-Las Américas ends 2016 with its review and planning meeting. The event held from November 21 to 25, 2016, served as a forum to summarize the...[more]

BORDA Las Americas and SOSAPAZ Signed a Collaboration Agreement

by Sonia Martínez Ferreiro, BORDA Las Américas, 20.12.2016

With the support of the Municipality of Zacatlán, the Zacatlán Drinking Water and Sewerage Service Operator (SOSAPAZ), represented by the Engineer Roque Azcarate Estrada and BORDA LAS AMÉRICAS, represented by its Regional...[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

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