Alumni News and Events

  • 08 Nov 2018
    News

    Alumna Üwe Best, PhD candidate and her Deltares promotor

    In Guyana Üwe Best worked as an engineer for the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and she supervised a number of sea defence projects. A SIDS fellowship for students from Small Island Developing States enabled her to come to the Netherlands in 2015 to join IHE Delft where she did her Master’s degree and graduated with cum laude. In 2016 Üwe joined the unit Marine and Coastal Systems, department Applied Morphodynamics at Deltares for two days a week. Deltares interviewed Üwe about her experiences.

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  • 30 Oct 2018
    News

    Alumni tour and gathering in Sri Lanka

    In 2017, Prof. Roshanka Ranasinghe, country coordinator of Sri Lanka at IHE Delft was named IHE Delft’s Country Coordinator of the Year. He was awarded €250, to be used for an alumni event or donated to a charity of his choice. Prof. Ranasinghe decided to use this grant for alumni to make a study tour to Delft Island in Sri Lanka, to make an “environmental profile”.

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  • 24 Oct 2018
    News

    Tatiana dos Santos Silva, Alumni Award winner 2018

    The Rectorate was pleased to present Ms. Tatiana dos Santos Silva from Brazil with the IHE Delft Alumni Award 2018. The award is given annually to an alumna/alumnus who has proven to be a role model for other water professionals, by demonstrating the impact of her/his work in a water related field, to improve people's quality of life. In 2018 for the first time the younger generation of alumni - those who have graduated in the last 10 years – has also been invited to participate.

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  • 22 Oct 2018
    News

    Opening Academic Year and Alumni Day 2018

    153 students from 57 countries were welcomed by the Rectorate and speakers at the official opening of the academic year 2018-2020 on 18 October. Prof. Assela Pathirana, Associate Professor of Integrated Urban Water Cycle management, discussed his own experience and lessons learned throughout his career. The Alumni Award winner, Tatiana dos Santos Silva, made a heartfelt speech about taking action and the power of the young water professionals’ voice.

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