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IHE Delft PhD programme leads to a deepening of a field of specialisation. PhD fellows do scientific research, often with conclusions that directly influence their region. At IHE Delft, PhD researchers from around the world participate in problem-focused and solution-oriented research on development issues, resulting in an inspiring research environment. PhD fellows work together with other researchers from many countries dealing with topics related to water and the environment.

PhD research is often carried out in the ‘sandwich’ model. Preparation and final reporting – the first and last portion of the programme – are carried out in Delft, while actual research is done in the fellow’s home country, under co-supervision of a local institute. Regular contacts with the promotor are maintained through visits and long-distance communication. This enables researchers to employ solutions directly to problems in their geographical region.

IHE Delft PhD degrees are awarded jointly with a university. The degrees are highly valued and fully recognised in all parts of the world.

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Optimizing the Operation of a Multiple Reservoir System in the Eastern Nile Basin Considering Water and Sediment Fluxes

Optimizing the Operation of a Multiple Reservoir System in the Eastern Nile Basin Considering Water and Sediment Fluxes

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Reem Fikri Mohamed Osman Digna
September 01, 2020

The Eastern Nile riparian countries Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are currently developing several reservoir projects to contribute to the needs for energy and food production in the region. The Nile Basin, particularly the Eastern Nile Sub-basin, is considered one of a few international river systems...

Biovalorisation of Liquid and Gaseous Effluents of Oil Refinery and Petrochemical Industry

Biovalorisation of Liquid and Gaseous Effluents of Oil Refinery and Petrochemical Industry

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Samayita Chakraborty
August 19, 2020

A bidirectional approach of detoxifying the liquid and gaseous effluents of oil refineries is elucidated in this thesis. Liquid effluents of oil refineries contain selenium oxyanions and phenol, while gaseous effluents contain CO/syngas. To remove the phenol and simultaneously reduce the selenite...

Assessment of the Fate of Surrogates for Enteric Pathogens Resulting From the Surcharging of Combined Sewer Systems

Assessment of the Fate of Surrogates for Enteric Pathogens Resulting From the Surcharging of Combined Sewer Systems

1st Edition

Iosif Marios Scoullos
July 01, 2020

In the last ten years (2009-2019), flooding caused the death of over 48,000 people, and affected over 697 million people globally. This is expected to increase as a result of climate change, population growth and urbanisation. Floods can cause infections due to the release of water-borne pathogens...

A Ditadura Militar e a Governança da Água no Brasil (The Military Dictatorship and Water Governance in Brazil): Ideologia, Poderes Político-Econômico e Sociedade Civil na Construção das Hidrelétricas de Grande Porte (The Role of Ideology, Political-Economic Power and Civil Society in the Construction of Large Hydropower Dams)

A Ditadura Militar e a Governança da Água no Brasil (The Military Dictatorship and Water Governance in Brazil): Ideologia, Poderes Político-Econômico e Sociedade Civil na Construção das Hidrelétricas de Grande Porte (The Role of Ideology, Political-Economic Power and Civil Society in the Construction of Large Hydropower Dams)

1st Edition

Fernanda de Souza Braga
May 06, 2020

In recent decades there has been an exponential increase in large hydroelectric plants in Brazil, especially in the Amazon region. These large hydraulic structures impact the environment and the lives of people living in the places where they settle and require a special type of water governance....

Inclusive Development and Multilevel Transboundary Water Governance - The Kabul River

Inclusive Development and Multilevel Transboundary Water Governance - The Kabul River

1st Edition

Shakeel Hayat
April 29, 2020

The four decades long ideological-based insurgencies and conflict in the Kabul River Basin (KRB) have seriously hampered the relations and foreign policies of both Afghanistan and Pakistan. Consequently, it restricts them to solve various bilateral issues including transboundary waters. This lack...

The Use of Delft3D to Simulate the Deposition of Cohesive and Non-Cohesive Sediments in Irrigation Systems

The Use of Delft3D to Simulate the Deposition of Cohesive and Non-Cohesive Sediments in Irrigation Systems

1st Edition

Shaimaa Abd Al-Amear Theol
April 20, 2020

Sediment deposition threatens the performance of many irrigation systems. Because of the high impact on irrigation performance and crop production, many studies have been done on how to deal with sediment deposition. In this research, the Delft3D model, originally developed for hydro-morphologic...

Combining Green-Blue-Grey Infrastructure for Flood Mitigation and Enhancement of Co-Benfits

Combining Green-Blue-Grey Infrastructure for Flood Mitigation and Enhancement of Co-Benfits

1st Edition

Alida I Alves Beloqui
March 17, 2020

An increment of urban flood risk in many areas around the globe is expected, accentuated due to climate change and urbanisation. Thus, appropriate flood risk management is crucial. Conventional approaches focus on grey infrastructure, which frequently do not address the root causes of risk. A...

Socio-Hydrological Dynamics in Bangladesh: Understanding the Interaction Between Hydrological and Social Processes Along the Jamuna Floodplain

Socio-Hydrological Dynamics in Bangladesh: Understanding the Interaction Between Hydrological and Social Processes Along the Jamuna Floodplain

1st Edition

Md Ruknul Ferdous
March 10, 2020

Bangladesh is a large delta, where most people live in the overpopulated floodplains. Flooding is a normal phenomenon, which causes much suffering. How to reduce this suffering through better managing floods is a big societal challenge. To date, societal initiatives to address this challenge mainly...

Novel Concepts, Systems and Technology for Sludge Management in Emergency and Slum Settings

Novel Concepts, Systems and Technology for Sludge Management in Emergency and Slum Settings

1st Edition

Peter Matuku Mawioo
March 10, 2020

Management of sludge is one of the most pressing issues in sanitation provision. The situation is especially complex when large quantities of fresh sludge containing various contaminants are generated in onsite sanitation systems in urban slums, emergency settlements and wastewater treatment...

Integrated Flood and Drought Mitigation Mesures and Strategies. Case Study: The Mun River Basin, Thailand

Integrated Flood and Drought Mitigation Mesures and Strategies. Case Study: The Mun River Basin, Thailand

1st Edition

Saowanit Prabnakorn
March 10, 2020

Floods and droughts are climate extremes that account for more than 80% of people affected by natural disasters worldwide. Both catastrophes co-exist in many river basins, for example, the Mun River Basin in Thailand, which is selected as the study area. Approximately 90% of rice cultivation here...

Advancing Robust Multi-Objective Optimisation Applied to Complex Model-Based Water-Related Problems

Advancing Robust Multi-Objective Optimisation Applied to Complex Model-Based Water-Related Problems

1st Edition

Oscar Osvaldo Marquez Calvo
March 10, 2020

The exercise of solving engineering problems that require optimisation procedures can be seriously affected by uncertain variables, resulting in potential underperforming solutions. Although this is a well-known problem, important knowledge gaps are still to be addressed. For example, concepts of...

Strategies to Cope with Risks of Uncertain Water Supply in Spate Irrigation Systems: Case Study: Gash Agricultural Scheme in Sudan

Strategies to Cope with Risks of Uncertain Water Supply in Spate Irrigation Systems: Case Study: Gash Agricultural Scheme in Sudan

1st Edition

Eiman Mohamed Fadul Bashir
March 10, 2020

Flood based irrigation in particular spate irrigation relies on variable flood scenarios occurring every year. Management of spate flood for spate irrigation must cope with the variability and uncertainty of water supply. Coping with water supply risks is often the only way to harness the...

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