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IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Netherlands • Delft


The IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, formerly UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, was 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 current name has been used since April 2017 (

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Projects in SuSanA database: 3

2016 - 2022

Accelerating the impact of education and training on non- sewered sanitation

To train a new generation of sanitation professionals

Current global trend is gradually moving towards new approaches on sanitation including non-sewered sanitation and fecal sludge management. However, number of trained professionals in the sector is still limited. There is huge gap between the demand and supply in terms of service providers or professionals. To reduce the gap this investment has …

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Project ongoing since: 2007

UNESCO-IHE Research Projects

The research aims at increasing access to safe, sufficient and affordable water for people. It is trans-disciplinary, holistic and applied, and is positioned mainly within an urban and peri-urban context.

The research carried out by UNESCO-IHE aims at increasing access to safe, sufficient and affordable water for people. It is trans-disciplinary, holistic and applied, and is positioned mainly within an urban and peri-urban context, including centralised and decentralised approaches, advanced and low-cost technologies, and engineered and natural …

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2011 - 2016

Stimulating local innovation on sanitation for the urban poor in Sub‐Saharan Africa and South‐East Asia

Postgraduate research projects in the fields of smart sanitation provision for slums, emergency sanitation, resource oriented decentralized sanitation, low cost wastewater collection and treatment, faecal sludge management

In 2011, UNESCO-IHE and the BMGF joined efforts in combining research and capacity building on sanitation in a multi-million dollar project reaching out to Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced this grant at the AfricaSan conference in Rwanda launching its Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene strategy. The …

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IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
PO Box 3015

2601 DA Delft

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Projects: 3
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