Delft, The Netherlands, 05 Sep 2017

IHE Delft and the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are important and ambitious goals that keep us at IHE Delft focused on our role in addressing water and development challenges. Recently, we published a booklet with a selection of activities which demonstrate how we are contributing to the SDGs.

As a Water Education Institute providing training, research and capacity development in water-related topics, one of our most important goals is ‘Clean water and sanitation’. However, water cannot be seen in isolation and is often precondition for other goals. Therefore, together with our partners, we are also contributing to other SDGs, such as: Zero hunger, Gender equality, Affordable and clean energy, and Sustainable cities and communities, among others.

By introducing new monitoring techniques and developing innovative solutions, we will help to achieve ambitious goals such as a 25% increase in water productivity by 2030. IHE Delft’s main focus as we approach 2030 will be to further strengthen the connections between our different project activities. We will do this by emphasizing our inter- and transdisciplinary approach in all our activities.

We are looking forward to doing this together with our partners and we hope that after reading this publication you will become even more interested in joining forces to achieve the challenging SDGs.

Download our SDG booklet on the right hand side.