The Governing Board comprises members elected by the Intergovernmental Council of The International Hydrological Programme of UNESCO as well as representatives of government ministries, international organizations, universities and the private sector, all appointed by the Director-General of UNESCO. The Governing Board is responsible for the programme and activities of UNESCO-IHE and ensures that these contribute to the broader UNESCO policies and strategies established by the General Conference.
- Iwona Wagner, Poland, University of Lodz (Chair)
- Abdin Mohamed Ali Salih, Sudan, University of Khartoum
- Ahmet Saatci, Turkey, Turkish Water Institute (SUEN)
- Ali Reza Daemi, Iran, Deputy of Minister for planning and economic affairs at Ministry of energy
- Avinash C. Tyagi, India, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage
- Benedito Braga, Brazil, University of Sao Paulo
- Gabriel Oteze, Nigeria, University of Benin
- John Verbakel, The Netherlands, Vice-President Supply Chain, Unilever
- Louis de Quelerij, The Netherlands, Professor of Civil Engineering TU Delft
- Michael Mutale, Zambia, Independent Consultant
- Tineke Huizinga-Heeringa, The Netherlands, International Governing Board Delta Alliance
Representatives of the Director General
- Blanca Jimenez Cisneros, Mexico, Director of the Division of Water Sciences UNESCO
- Flavia Schlegel, Switzerland, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences
IHE Delft Foundation Board
The IHE Delft Foundation Board provides the buildings and facilities that UNESCO-IHE needs to implement its programmes, and employs most of the staff that is seconded to UNESCO-IHE. This Board is responsible for safeguarding the continuity of the Institute’s operations by providing the resources.
Members (alphabetical order):
- Dirk Jan van den Berg, the Netherlands, Chair a.i.
- Louis de Quelerij, the Netherlands
- Koos Richelle, the Netherlands
The Institute is led by the Rectorate, which consists of the Rector, the Vice Rector Academic and Student Affairs, and the Business Director.
- Fritz Holzwarth, Rector ad interim
- Johan Aad van Dijk, Business Director ad interim
UNESCO-IHE has three Academic Departments with academic staff responsible for education, training and research programmes. These are the Environmental Engineering and Water Technology, Water Science and Engineering, and Integrated Water Systems and Governance departments. For more information, go to the academic departments page.
Each Academic Department is composed of Chair Groups, each of which is formed around a particular discipline or specialisation. For more information, go to the Chair Groups page.
Process Management Units
The work of the Academic Departments is supported by the Institute's Process Management Units. These include Central Services, the Education Bureau, Finance, Human Resource Management, IT, and the Office of the Rector.
The activities of Central Services focus on student and PhD services and facilitation (events, front desk, facilities, student and participant stay and housing, reproduction and documentation), procurement (for example travel and stay, excursions, catering) and operation and maintenance of the Institute facilities.
The Education Bureau is the focal point for organising the educational programmes and the coordination of the processes of innovation in education and quality management. The bureau is responsible for education planning, coordination and administration. It provides guidance in change processes such as for more flexible programmes, involvement of partner organisations, credit transfer, etc.
Finance prepares annual and periodic financial reports and analyses, and the annual budget. It also maintains internal control over financial transactions and resources, expenditures for budgetary accounts, the receipt and disbursement of funds, and provides centralized accounts receivable processing and control. The department coordinates and controls purchasing functions.
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management is responsible for the development and implementation of the Institute’s policy on human resources and organizational development. It supports and advises all departments and the Director on the various issues within the integrated personnel management. P&O is also responsible for the personnel and salary administration and provides information on (internal) rules and regulations.
IT is responsible for all IT related facilities and activities at UNESCO-IHE.
Office of the Rector
The Office of the Rector consists of the Liaison Office and Communication Office. It is responsible for public relations, communications and marketing, including events coordination. It is also the focal point for project acquisition, providing support and advice to the academic departments in their acquisition and project implementation activities.