Academic year opening: Speakers encourage students to reach high
Speakers at IHE Delft’s Opening of the Academic Year ceremony encouraged the 137 new MSc students, who had just days earlier arrived in the Netherlands from 46 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and elsewhere, to realise their potential.
Now open: Call for large-scale proposals, Water and Development Partnership Programme
IHE Delft’s Water and Development Partnership Programme is seeking project proposals that bring together diverse, inter- and trans-disciplinary teams that wish to collaborate to find sustainable solutions to water challenges, redress larger systemic injustices and enrich the knowledge on water.
Alumni interview: Changes needed for water, GWP chair says
The global water agenda is facing an inflection point, and changes are needed, not only to increase access to water in the many areas that still go without, but also to ensure that the water supply in areas with services is protected, said IHE Delft alumnus Pablo Bereciartua, who was appointed Chair of the Global Water Partnership (GWP) in July.
Early warning for all – six key challenges
In just five years, early warning for extreme weather - storms, floods, droughts and heatwaves – should reach everyone in the world. This ambitious plan was unveiled by UN Secretary General António Guterres at COP27, which just concluded. With the frequency and severity of extreme weather increasing, the plan provides much-needed support to efforts to adapt to climate change. But for the plan to become reality, scientists, policy makers, non-governmental organizations, businesses and communities must work together to tackle six key challenges.
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.
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.