The UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education is based in and operates from Delft, the Netherlands. UNESCO-IHE is part of the UN/UNESCO Water family and is owned by all UNESCO member states. The Institute is established as a UNESCO 'Category I Institute' jointly by UNESCO and the Government of the Netherlands.Through the signing of the following three agreements, UNESCO-IHE was established in 2003:
The Institute confers fully accredited MSc degrees, and PhD degrees in collaboration with partner universities. UNESCO-IHE carries out educational, research and capacity development activities that complement and reinforce each other in the broad fields of water engineering, water management, environment, sanitation, and governance.
IGRAC and UNESCO-IHE
Apart from being part of the same 'UNESCO Water Family', IGRAC and UNESCO-IHE are also in-house partners. Both centres are based in the same building in Delft, the Netherlands.