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.
Extended deadline for MENA and Horn of Africa, Sahel, and SIDS Scholarships
The IHE Delft Water and Development Partnership Programme (DUPC2) provides scholarships to prospective MSc students from three regions. Application deadline is 1 June 2023.
Irene Leonardelli earns PhD for research on role of female farmers in India
Following four years of PhD research at IHE Delft, Irene Leonardelli from Italy successfully defended her PhD thesis and was awarded with a doctoral degree on 17 May 2023. Professor Margreet Zwarteveen was her promotor and Jeltsje Kemerink - Seyoum her co-supervisor. Dr. Irene Leonardelli shared a few insights of her experience conducting research.
Mission to Antarctica: assessing the water and sanitation situation on King George Island
Antarctica, the planet’s coldest and windiest continent, is home to not only penguins, seals and other animals, but also a growing number of humans – scientists conducting research in this unique environment. Using a wastewater treatment technology that allows the reuse of water would improve the current sanitation situation, experts from IHE Delft and the Technological University of Uruguay (UTEC) recommended after a recent assessment visit.
Book presentation and panel discussion: Water – a critical introduction
King’s College London Water Centre co-directors Katie Meehan, Reader in Environment and Society and Naho Mirumachi, Professor of Environmental Politics, will present their new book Water: A Critical Introduction at IHE Delft in a 1 June mid-day seminar. The seminar is open to all who can attend in person. Remote participation is not possible.
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.