As part of the UNESCO-IHE Master of Science degree in Water Management, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT delivers courses on contract arrangements and financing for water services management. The courses also cover economic models adapted to different socio-economic contexts around the world.
The programme mainly focuses on multi-disciplinary problems such as corporate social responsibility, change management, and health and safety.
The course illustrates the governance principles used in public-private partnerships. The courses are mainly taught through case studies and dialogue with managers of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT subsidiaries, as well as customers and leading figures in civil society.
The Group also regularly welcomes UNESCO-IHE students to its sites for visits to illustrate and supplement their formal training.
The SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT Initiatives Fund provides scholarships for students from developing countries who are doing a 12-month Master’s in Delft, followed by 6 months of personal research work with a subsidiary.
The Group also participates in the PROBE research programme, which develops tools to promote access to drinking water and sanitation in developing countries.
UNESCO-IHE is based in Delft (Netherlands). Under the auspices of UNESCO, the institute is designed for young professionals from developing countries. In the past 50 years, UNESCO-IHE has trained over 13,000 students—scientists, engineers and decision-makers—from over 160 countries.