The objective of the BIBS project is to improve the water supply in the Indian region of Pune. An important starting point here is the staff training level. Often, it’s not the technologies that are lacking, but rather the know-how to keep equipment operational and utilize it efficiently. Added to this is the fact that jobs in wastewater treatment plants have low social prestige and staff fluctuation is therefore high. The remedy is a newly developed water management course based on a German model that concisely imparts the knowledge needed to operate water supply and wastewater processing plants. The added bonus is that participants are awarded a “German” certificate, which carries a high level of prestige in India and at the same time enhances the standing of the local employees.