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

Research themes

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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