IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (formerly UNESCO-IHE), based in Delft, the Netherlands, is the largest international water education facility in the world. Its mission is to contribute to the education and training of water professionals, carry out water-related research and support organisations active in the fields of water and environment. Since 1957, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education has provided graduate education to more than 15,000 water professionals from 162 countries. Over 150 PhD fellows are currently enrolled in water-related research and more than 120 water research and capacity development projects are carried out throughout the world at any one time.
The institute has vast experience in research projects. It led EU FP6 project SWITCH (Sustainable city of the future) and FP7 project KULTURisk, and is currently leading the H2020 project PEARL (Preparing for Extreme and Rare Events in Coastal Regions). IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is a partner in many other projects, such as FP7 ICeWater, LENVIS, WeSenseIt, Waternomics and DemEAUMed.
Role in the project
IHE Delft Institute for Water Education will lead the work package on turning observations into spatio-temporal flooding patterns. The institute will coordinate the development of hydrodynamic and hydrological models for the two pilot areas of SCENT. With extensive experience in flood modelling for creating flood risk maps and analysing flooding patterns, they will also play a key role in identifying contributions of crowd-sourced data to aspects of flood risks, such as flood hazards, exposure and vulnerability. They will then provide recommendations for the use of these in flood modelling and risk management.