The Institute's demand-driven research activities focus on and contribute to the knowledge base concerning water & development.

Academic departments

Environmental Engineering & Water Technology

The EEWT Department contributes to the provision of safe drinking water, adequate sanitation and resource recovery, focusing on developing countries and countries in transition.

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Integrated Water Systems & Governance

The IWSG Department contributes to understanding integrated water systems and how they contribute to social and environmental justice, in particular in, but not limited to, the Global South.

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Water Science & Engineering

The WSE Department deals with the fundamentals of understanding and modelling the primary processes related to water and the environment.

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Innovations for Water and Development

Realising that present and future water-related problems require out-of-the-box thinking and unusual business approaches, IHE Delft supports innovation in all our core activities of education, research and capacity development. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of IHE Delft, we have selected 60 examples of innovation to feature in this second edition of the Innovations booklet.


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