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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Delft, the Netherlands

World day to combat desertification and drought

Written by Emma Meurs , on 17 June 2021

The 2021 Desertification and Drought Day to be held on 17 June will focus on turning degraded land into healthy land. Nearly three quarters of the...

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Mozambique and Zimbabwe

Community Empowerment through Sustainable Resource Use and Agricultural Value-Chain

8 June 2021

CES Rural is a 2-year-long project which features the Instituto Superior Politecnico de Gaza (ISPG), National University of Sciences and Technology...

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Managing Water & Fighting Mosquitoes in Colombia

14 June 2021

Each country’s distinctive economic, cultural, societal and political factors shape the way water resources are used and managed. In Colombia,...

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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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