IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
Water poses a serious challenge to every part of the world. Too many people remain without access to water and sanitation. This makes their lives difficult: their health suffers and prosperity remains out of reach. Increasingly frequent and severe droughts and floods - a result of climate change - add to the challenge. At the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, we work to change this. Our vision: a world free of poverty and injustice in which people manage their water and environmental resources sustainably and equitably.
We address water and sanitation challenges through education, research and capacity development, at global, national, local and even microscopic scales – the latter in our laboratories. We focus on all water-related fields, including social sciences, engineering and more. Our world-class experts teach and research fields such as climate change adaptation, governance, water diplomacy, desalination, water supply, wetlands and sustainable hydropower.
Together with Dutch and international partners, we offer high-quality education, including an MSc Programme in Water and Sustainable Development, a PhD programme, diploma courses, various short courses and online courses as well as customized training and capacity development, all within a uniquely international and interdisciplinary environment. People seeking to make an impact for water and environment, including water professionals, scientists, engineers, practitioners, consultants, activists, decision-makers, change-makers and others, come to IHE Delft to sharpen their ability to contribute to global sustainable development.