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IHE Delft provides capacity development services to knowledge institutes and water sector organizations around the world. Through these operations, the Institute increases its global impact and helps to build sustainable organizations that are equipped to properly manage water resources and deliver water services to all communities. Services include institutional development projects, tailor-made training for organizations and individuals, and policy advice. 

In this section the outputs and updates of various projects as well as stories from alumni, demonstrate the impact of the institute, its alumni and partner organisations in the field of capacity development. Partners, alumni, staff and associated staff are invited to contribute with stories and ideas to develop this section into an online resource of best practices, experiences and stories from the field. 

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Indonesia, Asia

Alumni Award winner 2017 Arie Setiadi Moerwanto about his career

25 October 2017

The 2017 IHE Delft Alumni Award has been presented to Dr. Arie Setiadi Moerwanto. Currently the Director General of Highway Engineering at the...

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Worldwide

Insights on strategic delta planning in Bangladesh, Vietnam and the Netherlands

Written by Chris Seijger, on 12 May 2017

Strategic delta planning is a planning approach to come to more sustainable deltas. During such a planning process a vision is developed – the...

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New Delhi, India

A tale of an unequal city: Delhi’s waters through the eyes of female domestic workers

Written by Tatiana Acevedo Guerrero, on 31 March 2017

Researcher Tatiana Acevedo Guerrero and MSc student Rachana Sarkari analysed the routine strategies of female domestic workers when they access...

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Mapping Nile controversies: the role of media in water conflicts

Written by Emma Meurs and 1 other, on 7 February 2017

Water wars have been announced by media and policy analysts over the last twenty years and the Nile has always been one of the rivers spotted as ...

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Southern Africa

Levelling the playing field for IWRM

3 January 2017

WaterNet is a Southern African network of university departments, research and training institutes designed to build capacity in Integrated Water...

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Bangladesh

Delta planning: 60 Years of shared water solutions

3 January 2017

Bangladesh and the Netherlands have a long history of cooperation over water issues. Both countries face similar challenges with low lying deltas...

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Bogotá, Colombia

Playing our part in the Magdalena river basin in Colombia

Written by Joanne Craven, on 21 December 2015

What if a certain part of the basin was used to generate more energy? How would that affect the quality and quantity of the water aquatic...

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Europe

Engaging citizens for innovative flood risk management solutions

Written by Emma Meurs and 1 other, on 29 September 2015

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) provide new opportunities to involve citizens in collecting data about water. The EU FP7 project ...

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Mara Basin, Kenya

MaMaSe field trip: learning about soil and water conservation, wastewater treatment and rangeland management

Written by Emma Meurs, on 7 September 2015

As part of the Mau Mara Serengeti Sustainable Water Initiative’s (MaMaSe) annual meeting in August 2015, partners and beneficiaries visited five...

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Stockholm, Sweden

Discuss Water Productivity Monitoring with IHE Delft at World Water Week

Written by Wim Bastiaanssen and 2 others, on 21 July 2015

The development of technology tools for achieving food security, especially under conditions of water scarcity, is thriving. One of these new tools...

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Worldwide

Wetslum upgrading: emphasizing locational aspects by using floating apps

Written by Emma Meurs, on 31 March 2015

One billion people live in slums, most of them close to open water. These locations are the most vulnerable to floods and sea level rise. With...

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Colombia

Climate change adaptation in Colombia: a tipping point analysis

Written by Leonardo Alfonso Segura and 1 other, on 23 February 2015

Under the lead of Deltares, IHE Delft and consultancy companies FutureWater and Sarvision collaborated in a project to demonstrate climate change...

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Indonesia

From unlivable to livable: improving the urban environment of Asian cities

Written by Assela Pathirana and 1 other, on 30 January 2015

The first phase of the MARE Asia project has concluded and phase two is about to begin. ‘Learning and action alliances’ have been set up in three...

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Africa

Drought forecasting in Africa

Written by Emma Meurs, on 14 October 2014

Drought is considered a natural hazard with a very large impact on people and the environment and is one of the largest water related disasters in...

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Burkina Faso, Africa

A Wakeup Call from the Drip Dream

Written by Margreet Zwarteveen and 1 other, on 19 August 2014

Drip irrigation is spreading among agro-entrepreneurs and smallholders in many countries, but it is not a miracle solution to water scarcity, food...

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The Netherlands

International relevance Room for the River Programme

Written by Chris Zevenbergen and 1 other, on 6 June 2014

High water level protection for the 4 million inhabitants of the river catchments in the Netherlands, this is the goal of the Room for the River...

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United Kingdom

What England can learn from the Dutch about Water Management

28 March 2014

Julian Hunt is a member of the UK House of Lords, former head of the Met Office and visiting professor of fluid mechanics at the Technical...

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Mongolia

Water Management takes center stage in Mongolia

Written by Wim Douven, on 5 December 2013

The Mongolian economy has entered a new phase of growth thanks in part to its booming mining sector, and whilst this has enabled strong socio...

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Africa

Networking on the Nile

Written by Jan Luijendijk and 1 other, on 25 July 2013

The Nile River is the longest in the world. Since South Sudan gained independence in July 2011, the Nile has been shared by 11 countries. It is one...

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Nile region

Capacity Building in the Nile Basin

Written by Jan Luijendijk, on 1 May 2013

IHE Delft's partnership with the Nile Basin Capacity Building Network (NBCBN) and the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI). The Institute’s role is to...

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