The Institute's demand-driven research activities focus on and contribute to the knowledge base concerning water & development.

Academic departments

Environmental Engineering & Water Technology

The EEWT Department contributes to the provision of safe drinking water, adequate sanitation and resource recovery, focusing on developing countries and countries in transition.

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Integrated Water Systems & Governance

The IWSG Department contributes to understanding integrated water systems and how they contribute to social and environmental justice, in particular in, but not limited to, the Global South.

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Water Science & Engineering

The WSE Department deals with the fundamentals of understanding and modelling the primary processes related to water and the environment.

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SENSE Research School

The research quality at IHE Delft has been assessed in 2014 by the Evaluation Committee of the SENSE Research School for the period 2007 to 2013. The Evaluation Committee considered the research accomplishments of IHE Delft, especially as they relate to developing countries, as highly effective.

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Innovations for Water and Development

Realising that present and future water-related problems require out-of-the-box thinking and unusual business approaches, IHE Delft supports innovation in all our core activities of education, research and capacity development. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of IHE Delft, we have selected 60 examples of innovation to feature in this second edition of the Innovations booklet.


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