IHE Delft Water and Development Partnership Programme (DUPC)

Working with partners in the low- and middle-income countries is a key approach for IHE Delft to help solve water and development challenges. We believe that bringing together knowledge and experience from different perspectives will help find local solutions and strengthen capacities. The Water and Development Partnership Programme supports a large number of partnership activities on research, education and knowledge sharing and aims to create synergies and stimulate lasting collaborations between partners in inclusive ways. The Programme is funded by the DGIS, the development cooperation agency of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Ameland, the Netherlands

Similarities between islands around the world: students discuss climate change impacts on a fieldtrip to Ameland

Written by Emma Meurs , on 16 September 2022

Small island developing states (SIDS) in the Caribbean, the Pacific and elsewhere are very different from the Dutch Wadden Islands in the North Sea...

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Stockholm, Sweden

World Water Week: What’s needed for science to support policy?

Written by Eddy Moors , on 16 September 2022

Science should play a key role in underpinning sound policies that protect the planet and promote prosperity. But often, scientists and...

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Delft, The Netherlands

Diving Deep: a look at water conflict and policy

8 July 2022

No matter who you are or where in the world you come from, there is one thing that unites us all and makes us uniquely human: our need for clean...

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Output. 2019 Water Resources Management and Framework of Analysis
Output. 2020 Making a wash bottle
Output. 2020 Private smallholder irrigation using sand river aquifers

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About the Programme

The Water and Development Partnership Programme has currently two funding phases running in parallel, DUPC2 (2016-2023) and DUPC3 (2021-2027). Within the general objectives of the programme, each phase has its own specific focus and targets.

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