Waste Water Workshop 2016

sustainable water management in the Philippines

Export Initiative - Environmental Technologies

(October 25-26, 2016)

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) appointed GPCCI/AHK Philippinen to execute the project Waste Water Workshop engaging the numerous stakeholders from the public and private sectors in the Philippines.

The two-day workshop was executed as an interactive program, offering the participants the exchange between like-minded people. There were two different Sessions: Session A, was on Compliance support for SMEs with regard to waste water, Session B, on Capacity building in addressing water treatment and sewerage projects. We were proud to host the following line-up of German and Filipino speakers:

  • Ms. Theresa Huschka, German Embassy, Trade Section
  • Mr. Michiel de Lijster, Asian Devlopment Bank, Water Division
  • Engr. Roger F. Borja, Philippine Water Works Association
  • Mr. Jesus G. Reyes, PCCI Chairman of Environment Committee
  • Mr. Drexler (M. Sc.), biogest international GmbH
  • Mr. Edgar C. Lopez, Philippine Water Works Association, Inc. (PWWA)
  • Dr. Jürgen Wummel, Sachsen Wasser GmbH
  • Mr. Torsten Lingner, Sachsen Wasser GmbH
  • Ms. Erlinda Creencia, City Environment and Natural Resources Office Sta. Rosa
  • Ms. Alma Abrasaldo, Philippine Association of Water Districts (PAWD)

Throughout the workshop, the speakers presented different methods to deal with the problem of waste water in the Philippines, introducing the current Filipino status on waste water as well as the German. The approaches and possible solutions were discussed. Both sessions finalized summaries of the main aspects and strategies which they presented during the closing meeting. All in all, the Waste Water Workshop was a very successful and fruitful event leading to hopefully more projects to come in order to address environmental challenges in the Philippines and to solve these with German know-how and technologies.

BMUB's program was a pilot initiative in 2016 in the countries Chile, Ecuador, Kenya, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The initiative shall tackle the countries' environmental issues through knowledge transfer, awareness creation, and green technology while promoting German SME's and their solutions.


Charlotte Bandelow

Head of Trade Promotion, DEinternational

+63 (0) 2 771 1030
+63 (0) 2 519 8110 ext. 822
+63 (0) 2 310 3656


Tobias Petersen

Officer Trade Promotion, DEinternational

+63 (0) 2 519 8110 ext. 815

+63 (0) 2 310 3656