IHE Delft

The 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 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. It is the largest water education facility in the world, and the only institution in the UN system authorized to confer accredited MSc degrees.

Whilst UNESCO-IHE is prominently involved in its own research and education on the Delft premises, it is also instrumental in strengthening the efforts of other universities and research centres throughout the world, which increase the knowledge and skills of professionals working in their respective water sectors.

Learn more about UNESCO-IHE.

Cooperation with APFM

  • Training and capacity building for flood modelling, flood risk management and flood risk mapping