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