With over 80 scientific staff, 150 PhD fellows and 200 MSc students active in the various water-related fields, UNESCO-IHE makes important contributions to fundamental and applied water sector research in the context of sustainable development.
The Institute’s research addresses the issues on the global water agenda, in particular achieving the Millennium Development Goals. All UNESCO-IHE projects are demand-driven, relate to problems experienced in the developing world, and promote principles of good governance.
UNESCO-IHE conducts scientific research in collaboration with various universities and research institutes in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Clients include multilateral and bilateral agencies, as well as NGOs and private sector organizations.
For more information about UNESCO-IHE’s research, visit the research section of this website.
Examples of recent research projects include:
- WeSenseIt - Citizen Observatory of Water
- KULTURisk: Knowledge-based approach to develop a culture of risk prevention
- SSI: Small-holder System Innovations in Integrated Watershed Management
- SWITCH: Sustainable Water management Improves Tomorrow’s Cities’ Health
- PRoACC: Post-Doctoral Research Programme on Adaptation to Climate Change