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UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education

Company description

The UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education is established in 2003. It carries out research, education and capacity building activities in the fields of water, environment and infrastructure. UNESCO-IHE continues the work that began in 1957 when IHE first offered a postgraduate diploma course in hydraulic engineering to practising professionals from developing countries. The Institute is based in Delft, the Netherlands, and is owned by all UNESCO member states. It is established as a UNESCO 'category I' institute jointly by UNESCO and the Government of the Netherlands. The Institute is the largest water education facility in the world, and the only institution in the UN system authorised to confer accredited MSc degrees. UNESCO-IHE is instrumental in strengthening the efforts of other universities and research centres to increase the knowledge and skills of professionals working in the water sector. PhD are accredited joinlty with other universities.

Fields of activity

UNESCO-IHE offers a wide variety of educational courses in the field of water. In addition to four MSc Programmes and the PhD Programme the Institute also offers a range of courses tailored to specific needs.
MSc programs in:
  • Water Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Urban Water and Sanitation
  • Water Science and Engineering

Organization and departments

The three academic departments represent UNESCO-IHE's main themes, which reflect today's global water challenges: safe drinking water & sanitation, water-related hazards & climate change, ecosystems quality, water, food & energy security, water management & governance, information & knowledge systems.
The Institute's three academic departments are:
  • Environmental Engineering & Water Technology consists of three Chair Groups and is led by Prof. Damir Brdanovic, PhD.
  • Water Science & Engineering consists of five Chair Groups and is led by Prof. Arthur Mynett, PhD.
  • Integrated Water Systems & Governance consists of four Chair Groups and is led by Prof. Pieter van der Zaag, PhD.

Tasks in the AIM project

Observer partner

Contact person

Project Manager: Miroslav Marence
Street: Westvest 7
Post Code: 2611 AX
Town/ City: Delft
Country: The Netherlands
Phone: +31 15 215 17 36
Fax: +31 15 212 29 21
Homepage: www.unesco-ihe.org
E-mail: m.marence@unesco-ihe.org

Download the AIM deliverables!
(Milan, Italy, 10th January 2015)

AIM WebGIS database
(Milan, Italy, 9th January 2015)

WP5 deliverables are now available for download!
(Vienna, Austria, 9th January 2015)

Alpine Space needs in terms of water & energy nexus
(Ljubljana, Slovenia, 31st December 2014)

Outcomes from panel discussions and interviews with stakeholders
(31st December 2014)

Final Transnational Seminar
(Venice, Italy, 25 November 2014)

Final Transnational Seminar, PRELIMINARY AGENDA
(Venice, Italy, 25 November 2014)

Water for the world initiative
(Milano, Italy, 25 November 2014)

Alpine Space 2020 Conference
(Salzburg, Austria, 21 October 2014)

AIM project promoted by the French press
(Megeve, France, 11 October 2014)

Final Transnational Seminar, SAVE THE DATE
(Venice, Italy, 25 November 2014)

Questionnaire about WATER-ENERGY-NEXUS!
(Milan, Italy, 17 September 2014)

European River Restoration Conference
(Vienna, Austria, 27 - 29 October 2014)

Alpine Freshwater Habitats – River Restoration Workshop
(Zvolen, Slovakia, 4 September 2014)

Course on how to estimate design variables in poorly gauged basins
(Delft, The Netherlands, 17-28 November 2014)

Sustainability and future - Thematic pole 4. Low carbon communities
(Fojnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 27-28 August, 2014)

Partner meeting and discussion with German stakeholders in Munich
(Munich, Germany, 11th – 12th June 2014)

AIM project presented on the Alpstar project Final Conference
(Ljubljana, Slovenia, 27th May 2014)

Meeting with Kyoto Club
(Milan, Italy, 18 February 2014)

AIM leaflet and brochure
(Milan, Italy, 15 March 2014)

Brainstroming seminar with stakeholdes in Slovenia
(Ljubljana, 12-13 February 2014)

Experiences and perspectives of territorial cooperation in the Alps: the Alpine Convention and the Alpine Space Programme
(Gazzada Schiano, Italy, 26 November 2013)

Kick-off meeting and Brainstorming Seminar with stakeholders in Vienna
(Vienna, Austria, 20-21 November 2013)

Pre-Internal meeting in Milan
(Milan, Italy, 28-29 October 2013)

Meeting with SEAPAlps coordinator in Milan
(Milan, Italy, 10 October 2013)

SedAlp Advisory Board Meeting
(Feldkirch, Austria, 23-24 September 2013)

Lead Partner Seminar in Munich
(Munich, Germany, 10-11 September 2013)