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:

  • Diploma alumni which includes all professionals who have graduated from long programmes that is, PhD, MSc, M.Eng, and Diploma programmes, and
  • Certificate alumni which includes all professionals who have accomplished a Short and Online courses or Tailor Made Training programmes.
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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, is proud to have more than 23,000 alumni around the world, forming one of the largest global water networks. Alumni are the Institute's best ambassadors; they use the knowledge they have acquired to implement solutions for the benefit of society, providing the leadership required to address water and environmental challenges in a cooperative and cross-sectoral manner. Their positive career development, increased professional network, and improved competences, show the benefit of following an academic programme at the Institute.

To celebrate the accomplishments of its alumni, The Institute launched the annual Alumni Award that was given for the first time in 2013. The IHE Delft Alumni Award  will be given to an alumna/us who is at the height of her or his career and has proven to be a role model for other water professionals, by demonstrating the impact of her/his work in a water related field, to improve people's quality of life. 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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