What made you decide to study this particular program?
The program is unique especially given its ties to UNESCO-IHP's Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential (PCCP) initiative. The guest lecturers are often leading practitioners, including Aaron Wolf, and through peers you get exposed to a variety of international perspectives.
Can you say something about studying in Delft/the Netherlands? (Cultural and social experiences)
Delft is charming, and with the warm weather it really comes to life: baby ducks in the canals come spring, patio boats, music festivals, and of course fresh stroopwafle year round at the markets.
What kind of professional background do you need to succeed in this program?
The amazing thing about the program is that my colleagues and I come from various backgrounds. While some of us have experience in policy or communications, others were project managers and engineers. By trading anecdotes in class we gain a lot of added value.
Why should new students/water professionals choose this program?
If you want a breadth of knowledge ranging from the sciences behind water management to mediations and negotiation skills then IHE Delft is the right place for you.
Do you have any advice for new students?
Bring vitamin D!