Engineering for Change

Interest: Sanitation

About one in three people worldwide don’t have access to improved sanitation, but managing waste could solve a lot of the world’s health problems. For all of its importance, the issue still gets little attention. We have the solutions. Good, low-cost latrines have been built worldwide, latrines that do not require an expensive sewage system because they compost waste to convert it into safe fertilizer. The toilets of the world’s future might look reminiscent of the toilets of the past, and that’s a testament to user-centered design.

Interest: Sanitation

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Rob Goodier

Meet Yi Wei, ‘Sexy’ Loo Designer & One of More than 200 E4C Volunteers

December 19, 2016

Yi Wei, Director of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene at iDE is one of more than 200 volunteers who has dedicated...

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Rob Goodier

How mobile tech improves global sanitation: Research brief on the Digitization of Sanitation

November 28, 2016

The mobile phone boom of the last decade has given rise to the often-repeated fact that more people worldwide...

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Rob Goodier

The best of Siemens Stiftung EPA: A wearable hypothermia monitor, trash-funded healthcare and an irrigation pump

October 17, 2016

A wearable thermometer for newborns, a medical insurance scheme for trash collectors, a hydro-powered water pump and a stove...

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Rob Goodier

Untreated Wastewater: A Growing Crisis and Its Solutions

August 31, 2016

Aerial photos reveal a plume of brown fecal sludge drifting off the coast at Lavender Hill in Accra, Ghana....

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Ranjith Annepu

Coconuts for compost and bicycling recycling: Two new solutions to waste management

August 29, 2016

Two organizations are taking two very different approaches to managing the growing mountain of waste generated in the developing...

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Jason Kass

Patently Wrong International Development

August 15, 2016

Scaling patented, secretive technologies in healthcare is a risky business. We witnessed an example of the problem recently in...

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Jessica Pothering

Five Questions with Shashi Buluswar and Subarna Mitra, Institute for Transformative Technologies

July 12, 2016

Two years ago, a small team from the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in Berkeley, Calif. released an enormous volume...

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Rob Goodier

Hardware start-ups get an upgrade from cardboard cutouts to digital 3D modelling

June 29, 2016

Hardware startups go through dozens or even hundreds of design changes before a product hits a shelf. Making those...

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Rob Goodier

Welcome to E4C’s Fellows

June 5, 2016

We are pleased to welcome 11 fellows into our new Research Fellowship program. To introduce our fellows, we asked...

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Rob Goodier

The iShow in Kenya According to Twitter

May 30, 2016

In photos, sketches, facts and less than 140 characters of commentary, tweeters documented the Kenya leg of iShow by...

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