The mission of the Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA) is to improve the livelihoods of disadvantaged groups within societies and to sustain the functioning of eco-systems through dissemination of demand oriented Basic-Needs-Services in the fields of decentralized sanitation, water-and energy supply as well as solid waste and wastewater management. In the Philippines, BORDA has been leading the way towards mainstreaming decentralized wastewater treatment systems (DEWATS), through the implementation of demonstration projects throughout the country. PSA works with BORDA to identify potential project sites and introduce perspective clients to their services.
DEWATS applications are based on the principle of low-maintenance, since most important parts of the system work without technical energy inputs and cannot be switched off intentionally. DEWATS applications provide state-of-the-art-technology at affordable prices because all of the materials used for construction are locally available.
BORDA’s group in the Philippines is Basic Needs Services Philippines Inc. (BNS-BORDA). Visit them on-line at: www.borda-sea.org.