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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

The Hydraulic Engineering River Basin Development core of UNESCO-IHE has wide experience in studying bio-, hydro- and morpho-logical interactions in River systems, often in the framework of rehabilitation projects, of large scale rivers, such as the Rhine, the Nile, the Mekong and the Zambesi, of mid-sized rivers, such as the Meuse, the Allier and the IJssel as well as small-scale rivers, such as the Irwell and the Geul.

Tasks in the SEE HYDROPOWER Project

Observer Partner

Contact Person
Project ManagerAlessandra Crosato
StreetWestvest 7, 2611 AX Delft
Post Code2601 DA
CountryThe Netherlands
Phone+31 (0)15 215 17 86
Fax+31 (0)15 212 29 21
E-Maila.crosato@unesco-ihe.org; m.marence@unesco-ihe.org