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,

The Municipality of Taxco and BORDA Las Americas Joined for the Sanitation of the San Juan River Watershed

by Sonia Martínez Ferreiro, BORDA Las Américas, 03.05.2016

Taxco is one of the most important tourist centers in the state of Guerrero and for its architectural beauty has been considered as a City of Light by the Mexican Ministry of Tourism. The city was also named "Magic Town", due to...[more]

Participatory-Planning Workshops Sponsored by GTE-Havana Bay and BORDA La Americas

by Ángel Valdés Mujica and Sonia Martínez Ferreiro, 02.05.2016

Sponsored by the State Working Group of Havana Bay (GTE-BH) and Borda Las Americas, two information workshops were held in Havana, Cuba on 6 and 7 April 2016. Both workshops allowed the presentation of ideas about the proposal of...[more]

Halftime for this Year´s Weltwärts Volunteers

by Jan Hitzegrad, BORDA Las Américas, 24.04.2016

On early March, BORDA Las Américas hosted the first midterm seminar of weltwärts Bremen in Latin America. During this week the volunteers had time to recall the first half of their commitment and set goals for the following six...[more]

Growing Vegetables and Friends.

by Dulce Hernandez Solis & Sonia Martinez Ferreiro, BORDA Las Américas, 07.04.2016

The neighbours of Peralvillo 15, Colonia Morelos in Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City began the second stage of BORDA Las Americas course: "My Garden at Home." At this stage, the crop rotation for the spring-summer season will be carried...[more]


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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