UNESCO Institute for Water Education

UNESCO-IHE is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world and is based in Delft, the Netherlands. The Institute confers fully accredited MSc degrees, and PhD degrees in collaboration with partner universities. Over the last 60 years, the Institute has provided graduate education to over 14,400 water professionals from 160 countries, the vast majority from the developing world. IHE offers a unique combination of applied, scientific and participatory research in water engineering combined with natural sciences, social sciences and management and governance.

UNESCO-IHE envisions a world in which all people manage their water and environmental resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, and in which all sectors of society, particularly the poor, can enjoy the benefits of basic infrastructural services.

IHE believes that the water resources of our Earth will only be able to meet the needs of a future population of almost 9 billion people if poverty, climate change and public health systems are fixed today, because all of that is indispensable for the worldwide spread of acceptable water management practices. It is for that purpose that the Institute organises its world-class practice-oriented and complex training courses.

The website of the Institute for Water Education is at https://www.unesco-ihe.org/