IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
Water poses a serious challenge to every part of the world. Too many people remain without access to water and sanitation. This makes their lives difficult: their health suffers, and prosperity remains out of reach. Increasingly frequent and severe droughts and floods - a result of climate change - add to the challenge. At the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, we work to change this. Our vision: a world free of poverty and injustice in which people manage their water and environmental resources sustainably and equitably.
Orange Knowledge scholarships available for MSc Programmes
Orange Knowledge scholarships will be available for IHE Delft MSc Programmes starting in October 2023. Submit your application for admission by 23 March 2023.
Salt-eating algae and rainwater harvesting treatment among ideas presented by global youth in UN 2023 Gamechanger challenge
Standing on a stage in a New York high-rise building, 19-year-old Meinke van Oenen hoisted a small glass bottle of greenish water in the air, and proclaimed that the algae in the bottle are “the green gold that defeats salt”.
Youth leadership in focus as IHE Delft students host New York Water Week event
On World Water Day, 22 March, IHE Delft MSc students will host a public online event to highlight the crucial role of youth leadership in tackling the world’s water crisis. The event, titled ‘Building Youth Leadership for Accelerating Change’ is part of New York Water Week, which is held in conjunction with the UN 2023 Water Conference. The students organizing the event told us why youth are key to sustainable water progress – and why all who want sustainable water progress should take part in their event.
UN 2023 Water Conference
The UN 2023 Water Conference will be held on 22-24 March 2023, at the UN Headquarters in New York. The Conference aims to support work to achieve the internationally agreed water-related goals and targets, including those in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Education at IHE Delft
Knowledge and capacity for the water sector
People need capacity to manage data, to innovate, to govern well and to manage funds effectively. IHE Delft has solid experience in delivering tailored and demand-driven capacity development interventions. A lack of proper infrastructure or a lack of capable water professionals are not the only challenges to effective water management. The main culprit is often a lack of strong institutions and good governance, which, combined with too little interaction among institutions accountable for water management, leads to a weak water sector.
Research for global water sustainability
IHE Delft pursues cutting-edge research that fulfills global water-related needs and targets pragmatic, evidence-based solutions, thereby contributing to a more sustainable world. The Institute comprises about 140 academic staff members, over 100 PhD researchers and some 150 master students. Through partnerships, the Institute strives to connect universities and knowledge institutes in all areas of the world.