The Institute has a long tradition of collaboration with water sector institutions in the Netherlands. It is a partner in Delft Blue Technology, which brings together the leading research institutions in the area, including Deltares, Delft University of Technology and TNO.
The Institute is a member of the Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment (SENSE), a joint venture of the environmental research institutes of nine Dutch universities.
In addition, the Institute participates in several relevant Dutch and European research networks, including the Boussinesq Center for Hydrology, the Netherlands Centre for River Studies (NCR), and the Netherlands Centre for Coastal Research (NCK).
The Institute works closely with national knowledge centres such as TNO, the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment.
Also the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (NMP), and the Association of Water Boards (UVW) are in UNESCO-IHE's network.
The Institute works in collaboration with several (former in-house) partners:
All of these networks play a crucial role in development and implementation of national and international research agendas.