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
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.