IHE Delft Institute for Water Education scholarships
The partnership between The Rotary Foundation and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education addresses the world’s water and sanitation crisis by increasing the number of trained professionals to plan and implement solutions in developing areas.
A limited number of scholarships are awarded each year for graduate students at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education campus in the Netherlands. Scholars receive a Master of Science degree in urban water and sanitation, water management, or water science and engineering.
The scholarships promote long-term relationships between Rotary members and graduates of the program.
About IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is the largest international postgraduate water education institution in the world.
About Rotary Scholars
IHE Delft Institute for Water Education scholars benefit from regular contact with the sponsor Rotary club in their home country and the opportunity to work with Rotarians in the Netherlands. After returning to their home country, graduates work with their sponsors on an activity to improve water and sanitation in their community.
Hydraulic Engineering – Land and Water Development
Emmanuel Umolu says the partnership between Rotary and UNESCO-IHE came at just the right time. In his homeland of Nigeria, he’s seen how quickly natural resources can be depleted without proper management. “Rotary has offered my colleagues and I the opportunity to become agents of change. I look forward to post-graduation years when I expect to be an active proponent of sustainability within and outside Nigeria.”
Hydroinformatics, Water Science, and Engineering
(2013-15), from Indonesia, may have been unprepared for the cold weather when he first arrived in Delft, Netherlands. But he left equipped with the knowledge he needs to tackle his country’s water issues, including poor quality and sanitation. “By partnering with UNESCO-IHE, Rotary is helping raise up future professionals who will make a difference in their corners of the world.”
Mariel Cabero Ugalde
Water Services Management
Mariel Cabero Ugalde (2014-16), from Bolivia, gained a new understanding of water management as a student at UNESCO-IHE. “I realized that water flows are not just guided by gravity, but can also change based on politics, gender, and economics.” Today, Ugalde works as a water and sanitation consultant for the the World Bank Group. “The Rotary scholarship opened opportunities for me to work on water-related issues around the world.”