Sustainable Sanitation Solutions

Our technical focus is on promoting effective decentralised municipal services for the management of urban waters—alternatives that reach people where they live, require very little water, and enable reuse of resources

To make neighbourhoods, towns and cities more liveable for all and to protect the environment, BORDA provides integrated long-term solutions for water, wastewater, waste and renewable energy.

Together with local authorities and community members, we develop technical components, social measures and policy recommendations that are customised to meet country-specific cultural, social and economic needs. Central is collaborating with local partners and supporting participatory processes to involve all stakeholders in decision-making and long-term measures.

Our portfolio combines expertise in planning, technology, social sciences, finance, and communication to form a holistic approach. With our partners, we design and implement innovative system packages.

Decentralised Systems for Wastewater, Faecal Sludge and Solid Waste

Our sanitation solutions go where centralised sewer systems don’t—giving people access to basic sanitation (a human right), reducing environmental contamination, recovering valuable resources, and producing reusable byproducts for agriculture and energy.

City Sanitation Planning

We work to integrate our sanitation soltuions into city planning to ensure long-term technical, financial, social and political sustainability. Our holistic planning approach brings the water and sanitation sectors together.

Monitoring & Evaluation for Quality Management

Our quality management system ensures that project implementation standards are achieved and lays the foundation for the development & dissemination of standards and effecive processes—tried, tested, transferrable.

Special Applications

Our integrated decentralised approach to water and sanitation extends to watershed management and has special relevance in water-scarce environments and emergency situations.

DEWATS systems
have been installed by BORDA and its partners globally, benefitting one million people.

12,800 people in Afghanistan
benefit from
12 new DEWATS facilities
installed at hospitals, mosques, housing developments, universities and public buildings. Together they have the capacity to treat 905 cubic meters of wastewater per day.

110 tonnes of organic fertiliser
were produced through the treatment of organic waste from the municipal slaughterhouse in Leon, Nicaragua,
enriching the soil for 7,000 kg of vegetables
harvested on local organic farms.