29-31 May 2013, Delft, The Netherlands

CD Symposium
Developing Capacity from Rio to Reality: Who's Taking the Lead?

IHE Delft

The IHE Delft 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. IHE Delft 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 was established as a UNESCO ‘category I’ institute jointly by UNESCO and the Government of the Netherlands. It is the largest water education facility in the world and the only institution in the UN system authorized to confer accredited MSc degrees.

IHE Delft strengthens the water sector at large through capacity development on three levels: individual, organisational and institutional.

To accommodate the individual level, IHE Delft strengthens knowledge institutions in developing countries and assists them in developing and implementing water education and research programmes. Through this mechanism, IHE Delft ensures that high-quality water programmes become more easily accessible and affordable for many individuals.

The direct support to sector organizations and the development of an enabling environment in which people and organizations can prosper is the other cornerstone of IHE Delft's capacity development efforts.

More information

Website: www.un-ihe.org