BORDA (Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association)

Germany • Bremen


BORDA e.V. (BORDA Overseas Research & Development Association) is a German non-governmental organisation, headquartered in Bremen with a network of local partner organisations in more than 20 countries worldwide.
Since founded in 1977, BORDA is active in the fields of poverty alleviation, sustainable protection of natural resources and the develops, implements and disseminates decentralised sustainable technologies and social measures for water, wastewater, energy and waste.
Currently BORDA is focusing on decentralized sanitation solutions for the poor in per-urban and urban areas in Africa, Asia and Latin America. To increase access to improved sanitation, BORDA provides demand oriented service packages including decentralised wastewater management solutions (DEWATS) and decentralised solid waste management (DESWAM). BORDA has regional offices in Tanzania, India, Afghanistan, Indonesia and México.
BORDA is mainly supported by the Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation & Development (BMZ) and the Hanseatic City of Bremen.

Working Fields

BORDA’s activities extend on all levels of intervention for making neighbourhoods more liveable, strengthening social structures and developing and implementing – in collaboration with local partners – innovative approaches on site.

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Projects & headquarters  Countries of activity

Projects in SuSanA database: 4

Leh Faecal Sludge Treatment Facility

To treat faecal sludge from commercial establishments which were polluting Leh’s groundwater

The Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant in Ladakh, India, is one of the first in the world at such a high altitude treating faecal sludge from commercial establishments which were polluting Leh’s groundwater. Leh has witnessed tremendous growth in the last ten years. More than 2,50,000 tourists visit Leh every month, a super sharp rise from the …

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Devanahalli Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant (FSTP)

FSTP for safe treatment and disposal of sludge collected in septic tanks and pit latrines in Karnataka, India

Based on the need and interest of the town for setting up of appropriate faecal sludge treatment facility for safe disposal and resource recovery options several meetings were held among the project stakeholders – political leaders, community leaders, government, organizations working in Devanahalli linked to sanitation, and farmers to discuss …

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2015 - 2017

Nexus projects - linking sanitation to agriculture

Food production and settlement hygiene in poor peri-urban regions in India

Nexus Project – Food Production and Settlement Hygiene in Poor Peri-Urban Regions in India - creates the missing link between safe sanitation and food production, to enable the safe reuse of products from various sanitation systems. The project is jointly implemented by CDD Society Bangalore and BORDA. Now, in the third and final year of the …

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2013 - 2015

Strengthening the Operation and Maintenance Sector for Servicing Decentralized Urban Sanitation Infrastructure in Karnataka, India

The project aims to support improved O&M services for decentralized urban sanitation infrastructure in one city in Karnataka.

The project seeks to develop government and private sector capacity to address the absence of professional, and an enabling environment to provide professional O&M services for urban sanitation infrastructure,especially for decentralised and onsite wastewater treatment systems.

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BORDA (Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association)
Am Deich 45

28199 Bremen

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