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

Academic departments

Water Supply, Sanitation and Environmental Engineering 
Reducing water scarcity and achieving acess to adequate and equitable drinking water, sanitation and hygiene.

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Water Governance

Achieving lasting transformations towards equitable, sustainable and peaceful ways of protecting, using, sharing, managing and interacting with water and water-based ecosystems.

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Land & Water Management

Adding value to managed land-water systems: monitoring, assessing, understanding and anticipating the impact of intervention and change.

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Water Resources and Ecosystems

Sustaining inland natural resources by balancing the development, protection and restoration of freshwater ecosystems and increasing substantially the share of renewable energy.

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Coastal & Urban Risk & Resilience

Building resilience and adaptive capacity for people, ecosystems and infrastructure in coastal and urban areas.

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Hydroinformatics and Socio-Technical Innovation

Catalysing change in society, technology and policy and enhancing the use of enabling ICTs, towards sustainability and resilience.

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SENSE Research School

The research quality at IHE Delft has been assessed in 2021 by the Evaluation Committee of the SENSE Research School for the period 2014 to 2020. The committee of international experts highlighted the quality of IHE Delft research in a recent evaluation that also noted that the Institute’s strategy and aims are relevant to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Booklet of IHE Delft and the Sustainable Development Goals

Through our overarching work on capacity development, IHE Delft aims to make a tangible contribution to achieving all Sustainable Development Goals in which water is key, including SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Innovations for Water and Development

To solve water problems, we must think in new ways. The usual business approaches won’t fix the challenges that face us - innovation is needed. At IHE Delft, we support innovation in all our core activities, including education, research and through our partnerships. The following innovations in our booklet offer a snapshot of some of our innovations, Enjoy browsing!


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