New name and logo unveiled

On 30th March, the official new name and logo of the Institute was unveiled. The Institute's new name 'IHE Delft Institute for Water Education' and logo have been updated on our website, and reflect our updated relationship with UNESCO. The Institute's new name and logo and subsequent rebranding of our Institute will take time to be completed and will gradually be rolled out in all online communication channels and corporate publications.

Our new website URL is, but all our old links will be redirected for a period of time, allowing articles from before this date to remain accessible. The mail domain of our email addresses is now (formerly  

If you or your organisation links to our Institute in any online or offline materials, please update our Institute name, our logo, and any URLs or email addresses that you refer to. Contact if you require any help with these changes, or if you need our new logo.

Flagship in the UNESCO Water Family

The Institute signed a partnership agreement with UNESCO for the transition period from 2017 to mid-2018 when a decision on its category 2 status is expected. As from 1st January 2017, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (formerly UNESCO-IHE) operates as a Foundation under Dutch law, working in in partnership with UNESCO. Throughout this period and once the new status is obtained, the Institute will continue to cooperate closely with the UNESCO  Secretariat, the Science Sector and the International Hydrological Programme (IHP), and the Institute will remain a flagship institute in the UNESCO Water Family.

Once the Category 2 status has been achieved, the Institute will be under the auspices of UNESCO, and the full version of our logo will be updated to reflect this change.

The transition will have little impact on the normal workings of the Institute and, in fact, the new status will provide the necessary flexibility for IHE Delft to develop and respond effectively to changing global water challenges. 

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