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

  • Interest
  • Sanitation
Rob Goodier

A new charitable giving platform vets Indian nonprofits to give donors peace of mind

May 18, 2017

It’s easy to forgive indecision when it comes to donating to a worthy cause in India. A bird’s eye...

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Riley Mulhern

Why technology alone will never provide sanitation for the poor

April 4, 2017

The word “still” carries a subtle indictment. We see it in the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme’s 2015 report on...

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Stephanie Potts

Charitable Foundations Have a Unique Opportunity to Change the WASH Sector

February 6, 2017

With a few changes, charitable foundations have the potential to make deep improvements in the water, sanitation and hygiene...

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Rob Goodier

Promising Prototypes to Watch in 2017

January 19, 2017

Prototypes are pushing the field of global development technology forward as they evolve in workshops, universities, laboratories and even...

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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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