Our Partners

PolyUrbanWaters partners bring together science, government, private enterprise and civil society—enabling symbiotic engagement with the technical, financial, administrative, regulatory and strategic dimensions of creating water-wise, livable cities.

BORDA Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association

BORDA e.V., headquartered in Bremen, Germany, was founded in 1977 as a civil society expert organization by representatives of the Bremen city administration, the private sector, science and culture to promote application-oriented municipal cooperation on an international scale, with projects in more than 20 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. In Southeast Asia, BORDA has been active since 1987, implementing 200 individual projects primarily centered on decentralized wastewater treatment systems and community-based sanitation programs. BORDA has a regional office in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and country offices in Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

ITT TH Cologne - Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics

The Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) is a key scientific institution at the Technical University of Cologne. Its focus is on research related to the management of natural resources and post-graduate education (MSc and PhD). In Southeast Asia, ITT has been researching and teaching Integrated Water Resources Management for nearly a decade.

TU Berlin Habitat Unit

The Habitat Unit, TU Berlin (FG International Urbanism and Design) is a globally networked research and teaching platform that accompanies global urbanization and urban transformation processes through the development of new thinking and action approaches, expertise and application-oriented tools. The Habitat Unit advocates social and participatory urban policies, urban management models and planning processes.

AIT Asian Institute of Technology

Headquartered in Bangkok, the Asian Institute of Technology’s mission is to promote technological change and sustainable development. It has a leading role in graduate education in Southeast Asia, and in 2017 co-founded with BORDA a competency center for integrated sanitation solutions.

Laos Public Works and Transport Research Institute

The Vientiane-based Public Works and Transport Research Institute (PWTRI), established by the Laos Ministry of Public Works and Transport, embodies the ministry’s technical assistance in the areas of project planning, research, monitoring and evaluation, marketing of technology resulting from its research, and acts as the technical consultant for the public works sector countrywide.

AKSANSI Indonesia

The Indonesian non-governmental organization AKSANSI specializes in co-management (neighborhood groups, community facilities, the private sector) of decentralized water infrastructures and related monitoring processes.

Cambodian Institute for Urban Studies

The Cambodian Institute for Urban Studies is an independent think tank that supports the development and implementation of innovative, application-oriented approaches to urban planning and development in Southeast Asia.

Hamburg Wasser

Hamburg Wasser (Hamburg Water), a public water and sewage management company, is in charge of the provision of basic public services in Hamburg, Germany, and is internationally active in the transfer of operator know-how.

City Alliance People.Sanitation.Cities

City Alliance: People, Sanitation, Cities is a network of public sector, civil society and scientific institutions promoting decentralized water management structures.

ESC Environmental Sanitation Cambodia

The non-governmental organization Environmental Sanitation Cambodia, based in Phnom Penh, implements technical, community-based integrated sanitation projects and provides advice to local and national institutions.

Universitas Gadjah Mada

The Faculty of Urban and Regional Planning of Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia has deep methodological knowledge in the design of development processes in urban-rural transition zones and is closely networked with other academic institutions in Southeast Asia.

Kota Kita: A City for All

Yayasan Kota Kita, or Our City Foundation, is an Indonesian non-profit organization that facilitates citizen participation and collective action, helping people make thoughtful and inclusive decisions about the development of their cities.

Umweltbetrieb Bremen

On behalf of the Bremen municipality, Bremen Umweltbetriebe is responsible for the management of wide areas of public infrastructure such as water infrastructure and public spaces.

Freie Hansestadt Bremen

The Ministry for Climate Protection, the Environment, Mobility, Urban and Housing Development (Free Hanseatic City of Bremen) brings its experience in the formulation of strategies for adapting cities to climate change.

UNESCAP: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), with its mandate to strengthen the capacities of its member states’ governing bodies for more effective and efficient policy formulation and implementation of sustainable and inclusive development, is a major contributor to high-level knowledge transfer.

VAWR Vietnam Academy for Water Resources

The Vietnam Academy for Water Resources is one of the leading water resources management and technology institutions in Vietnam.

Inc Square Co Ltd

Inc Square Co. Ltd. and Biotech Fibertech Ltd. are small and medium-sized enterprises that act as technology providers in Southeast Asia.