IHE Delft has provided graduate education to more than 23,000 water professionals from over 190 countries. They form the Institute’s alumni community, the largest global network of water professionals in the world. They are acquiring key positions, supporting the implementation of the global water agenda and improving the quality of life of their communities every day.

Alumni community

After finishing a course at IHE Delft, former students are welcomed into the alumni community. The Institute recognizes alumni as its greatest ambassadors and takes special pride in the vital role they play in implementing and spreading the knowledge they acquired during their studies.

IHE Delft considers as alumni all professionals who have finished a programme given by the Institute in the Netherlands or abroad. Alumni are grouped into two categories:

  1. Diploma alumni which includes all professionals who have graduated from long programmes that is, PhD, MSc, M.Eng, GPDP and other Diploma programmes, and;
  2. Certificate alumni which includes all professionals who have accomplished a Short and Online courses or Tailor Made Training programmes of minimum 2 weeks duration.
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Water Jobs Marketplace

Water companies and other organizations often require qualified and experienced water professionals to work on projects or as employees all over the world. Search this regularly updated list for suitable opportunities and please cc Maria Laura Sorrentino if you make contact with any of them, so we can monitor how much this service is being used

Alumni Award

IHE Delft’s more than 23,000 alumni form one of the world’s largest global water networks. Alumni use the knowledge they have acquired at IHE Delft and elsewhere to make a positive impact on water matters around the world - they innovate, design, implement and maintain solutions that benefit their societies, and they lead cooperative, interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral efforts to address water and environmental challenges. They help bring the world closer to fulfilling Sustainable Development Goal 6, which calls for water and sanitation to be available to all. In all that they do, and in all they achieve, alumni demonstrate the benefits of an IHE Delft education.

The Institute’s Alumni Award recognizes individuals who have made a particularly remarkable impact in a water-related field and who are role models for water professionals. The award was given for the first time in 2013 and resumes in 2022, following a pandemic-related hiatus in 2021 and 2020. Read more about the Alumni Award here.

Alumni in Action

The most obvious and tangible effect of our education activity are our alumni. Our cultural ambassador, Gil Garcetti, was commissioned by IHE Delft, to visit Kenya, Bangladesh and Colombia to meet with these alumni and capture in photography the impact that their work is having on their community and their country. We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the working lives of some of our alumni, who are building on their IHE Delft educational experience to improve people´s lives in relation to water. Read more here.


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