Project Background

Water supply in Kenya remains disrupted by varied challenges ranging from technical supply network and the rising number of consumers (population growth and refugees). Further, the water administrations of municipalities have to cope with increasing water demand, low water levels experienced annually & draught in some seasons, not to mention that the country suffers from a correspondingly precarious sewage situation. This calls for Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) which is an internationally recognized instrument for water administrations, water distributors, sewage operators and part of the BIWAC Project.

The BIWAC project takes into account these challenges and offers a sustainable approach to an improved water sector.In this project, BIWAC has been training skilled staff to become trainers and help improve the water supply and waste water treatment in the Kenyan water sector.

The project will help existing training institutions to improve their competence to implement a sustainable, efficient and needs-driven training system. This is upon the realization that service providers and companies in the water sector have a good number of university-trained managers and technicians, the technical skill level of staff operating water service providers and companies remain low in Kenya.

Who We Are

The Bavarian Institutional Water Cooperation (BIWAC) project is a cooperation between Bavarian and Kenyan stakeholders and experts on vocational training in the water sector. BIWAC provides consultancy and training for trainers, experts, and skilled workers in the water sector, as well as water suppliers and municipal wastewater companies.

BIWAC was launched in Nairobi, Kenya in June 2018 by its implementation partners; bfz, Technology Transfer Water (TTW) and the Bavarian School of Public Administration (BVS). The project’s local partners are; Kenya Water Institute (KEWI) and Water Service Providers Association (WASPA).

  • Meeting of partners
  • Identifying gaps in Kenya
BIWACII Training of Trainers (TOT1)
  • - Methodical and didactical basics
  • - Development of Basic course
  • -Create provable learning objectives
  • -Create lessons action-oriented and develop a lesson plan (trainer’s guide)
  • -Select and create training material for learning units
Training of Trainers (TOT2)
  • - Development of the water and wastewater course.
  • - Trainer Assessment( To see if one can teach based on basic course)
  • -Qualification of Master Trainers
  • -Qualification of assessors
  • -Evaluation

TOT components

The objective is to train Kenyan water sector people to become trainers for the operators and workers on the utilities or in their companies. Therefore, we implement the following parts:

ModulesModule 1Training methods
Module 2Wrap up courses water and waste water
Module 3Assessment (exam)
Special coursesDeeper understanding of water and waste water technical issues
Company courses3 companies from Germany present their products and technologies at KEWI

Roll out plan

This is basically BIWAC III which will focus on implementing the first target group training using the trainers we have trained.Qualified trainers from KEWI, WASPA, and private companies will provide training and capacity building assistance in the water sector. They will engage participants in a comprehensive, multi-day distributive learning process that builds their knowledge and skills required to effectively improve water supply and wastewater.

Who can sign up for training

The ideal benefactors of the BIWAC project are water industry suppliers and municipal waste water companies: managers, technical level skill staff members, consultants, technicians and academicians who have control over services and processes that use water either directly or indirectly in a way which change water supply or quality.

The program is delivered via a variety of interactive methods.

  • 1.Well-structured power point presentations.
  • 2.Relevant topic-specific videos.
  • 3.Work out examples.
  • 4.Day headline topic reviews.

  • 5.Workshops.
  • 6.Teamwork.
  • 7.Field visits
  • 8.Modern training equipment such as document camera etc.

Our Portfolio

Contact us

Jens Kayser

bfz International Office

Schleizer Str. 5-7

95028 Hof / Germany

Tel: +49-9281-717718

Kenya Water Institute

Oleshapara Avenue South C,


P.O Box 60013 – 00200, Nairobi

Tel: Tel. +254 722 207 757

Water Service Providers Association (WASPA)

Maji House, 5th Floor, Room 561

P.O. Box 25642-00100, Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254 721 316 541