United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - IHE

UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education

The Institute for Water Education is the largest international postgraduate water education facility in the world. The Institute confers fully accredited MSc degrees and PhDs. Since 1957 the Institute has provided postgraduate education to more than 14,500 water professionals from over 160 countries, the vast majority from the developing world. Over 100 PhD fellows are currently enrolled in water-related research and numerous research and capacity development projects are carried out throughout the world. 

UNESCO-IHE is at the centre of a vast international network of water related institutions, and functions as an interface between knowledge networks and centres, public and private sector organisations, scientific and professional associations and other members of the international water community.

Core activities:

  • Education, Training and Research for water sector professionals, engineers, scientists, consultants and decision makers, water-related academies, universities, and other education and training agencies.
  • Water Sector Capacity Development for water sector ministries and departments, municipalities, water boards and water utilities, universities, training and research institutes, industries, non-governmental and private sector organisations, particularly in developing/transition.
  • Partnership Building and Networking for knowledge centres, public and private sector organisations worldwide.
  • Global Policy Forum on Water and Environment.