UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
"The mandate given by UNESCO to IHE is to:
-strengthen and mobilise the global educational and knowledge base for integrated water resources management; and
-contribute to meeting the water-related capacity building needs of the developing countries and countries in transition.
Within this mandate the mission is defined as follows:
The mission of the Institute is to contribute to the education and training of professionals and to build the capacity of sector organisations, knowledge centres and other institutions active in the fields of water, the environment and infrastructure, in developing countries and countries in transition."