Engineering for Change

Interest: Water

Nearly 1 billion people don’t have access to clean water, and the consequences are fatal. Diarrhea is one of the leading killers of children under the age of five. Fortunately, the solutions needed to access clean water can be affordable and reliable. With informed design and management, drawing water, transporting and purifying it are all possible for everyone worldwide.

Interest: Water

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Rob Goodier

Devices for More Eggs, Fish and Drinking Water Win iShow USA

June 20, 2019

Eggs, fish and drinking water captured the expert judges’ imaginations at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Innovation Showcase...

Rob Goodier

Research Brief: Large-Scale Stove and Water Filter Delivery Is Linked to Improved Children’s Health

June 4, 2019

A new large-scale trial of clean-burning rocket stoves and water filters in the poorest households in Western Province, Rwanda,...

Nadim Khandaker

A Forgotten Public Health Crisis

May 29, 2019

They called it the Devil’s water, but we convinced them otherwise. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other international...

Rob Goodier

A New Analysis of Freshwater Basin Data Finds 1.6b Suffering Water Scarcity

May 22, 2019

Mapping monthly water availability in basins that cross country borders found 1.6 billion people worldwide who live with severe...

Rob Goodier

E4C’s Research Fellowship Is a Stepping Stone in a Mechanical Engineer’s Early Career

April 19, 2019

Megan Richardson is mechanical engineer early in her career who maneuvered into the global development technology field from the...

Pallavi Bharadwaj

The Circular Economy Can Solve Food and Water Problems in Rajasthan, Malawi and the World

March 22, 2019

I lived in the western Indian state of Rajasthan for most of 2006-07. To say that it quickly became...

Rob Goodier

A New 12-Question Survey Measures the World’s Water Insecurity

March 21, 2019

A new set of survey questions may address a longstanding problem in the work to deliver clean water to...

Emily Folk

A Mix of Water Purification Technologies from Low-Tech Disaster Relief to Big Data

February 15, 2019

Though the amount of freshwater on Earth has remained more or less the same, a rapidly increasing global population...

Rob Goodier

Promising Prototypes to Watch in 2019

January 29, 2019

The technologies that improve lives in the world’s underserved communities are born as prototypes that evolve through testing and...

Megan Richardson

Developing Engineering Tools for Biogas and Water Distribution in Tanzania

December 19, 2018

I spent two years in a rural Tanzanian village learning how to collaborate to develop water distribution and biogas...


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