Watermanagement on the Philippines Innovates (WPI)


Drinkable water is the most important food source and a central production factor in agriculture and industry. In the Philippines, roughly ten percent of the population has no access to clean drinking water and around twenty percent has no access to basic sanitation. This is further compounded by the increasing pressure on the supply infrastructure caused by population growth and increasing individual consumption. The aim of the United Nations' Global Development Goals is to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all people by 2030. In order to achieve this goal, the Philippines will have to increase its current human resources and further develop their qualifications in the coming years.

Project description:

This is where the project "Water Management Innovation in the Philippines" (WPI) plays a vital role. The project enables current and future employees of water management to find independent solutions for future challenges in an increasingly dynamic environment. Taking the water supply of Bacolod City as an example, training units are being developed for the municipal water utility Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA). These are tailored to the context of the local drinking water supply and take an integrated view of technical and commercial content. This content will be aligned with the standards of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in order to create the conditions for the dissemination of the content to other regions of the Philippines.

Our services:

The Fraunhofer IMW coordinates the project in cooperation with the "Association of Negros Producers" (ANP) in the Philippines. The content of the contribution focuses on the recording of the local supply situation from the point of view of households and the implementation of this information in the adaptation of the supply services of BACIWA. Furthermore, Fraunhofer IMW supports the German project partner Sachsen Wasser GmbH in developing a market entry strategy into the Philippine further education market.


Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung BMBF

Project partner:

Sachsen Wasser GmbH

Project duration:

11/01/2018 - 10/30/2021


Philippines' Urban Water Management Innovation