IHEDelft Institute for Water Education

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education 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 partners. Over 14,500 water professionals from more than 160 mainly developing countries and countries in transition have been educated at the Institute.

The mission of IHE Delft is to contribute to the education and training of professionals, to expand the knowledge base through research and to build the capacity of sector organizations, knowledge centers and other institutions active in the fields of water, the environment and infrastructure in developing countries and countries in transition.

The Institute has three main goals:

  • Develop innovation, provide new knowledge, and promote the uptake of technologies and policies that will address the issues of the global water agenda, especially  those related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular Goal 6 (Ensure access to water and sanitation for all);
  • Seek, evaluate and facilitate responses for the sustainable management of water, to meet the needs of all sectors of society, particularly the poor;
  • Strengthen and promote principles of good governance that drive institutional and management change to support the sustainable management of water.

IHE Delft is leading MIDES Work Package 8 to effectively communicate the MIDES development, testing and demonstration results into European and global desalination market and industry.

Website: https://www.un-ihe.org/

Key personnel:

Maria Kennedy, Professor of Water Treatment Technology

Sergio Salinas Rodríguez, Senior Lecturer in Water Supply Engineering

Matt Luna, MIDES Project Communication