• 11-OCT-2012

  • Delft, The Netherlands

  • SOURCE: Rotary International

First class of scholars sponsored by Rotary will begin studies in water and sanitation at the UNESCO-IHE program in Delft, The Netherlands

A Dripping Faucet Outside La Ermita School in Moca, Dominican Republic
Eight scholars, sponsored by Rotary International, will begin an 18-month academic program at UNESCO-IHE, a United Nations Institute in Delft, The Netherlands on 18 October 2012.

The Rotary and UNESCO-IHE partnership was established in 2011 to address the world's water and sanitation crisis by increasing the ranks of trained professionals critically needed to devise, plan, and implement solutions in developing countries that bear the brunt of the problem.

Through this strategic partnership, The Rotary Foundation – the charitable arm of Rotary International – provides grants to Rotary clubs and districts to select and sponsor eight students each year for scholarships to any of three 18-month Master of Science degree programs at UNESCO-IHE, which is the world's largest postgraduate water education facility. The school's scholarship-eligible programs are Municipal Water and Infrastructure, Water Management, and Water Science and Engineering.

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