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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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

Data Scientists Pinpoint Sources of Lead Contamination to Solve the Flint Water Crisis

February 1, 2017

The Swiss mechanical engineer Lt. Eduard Rubin invented the copper-jacketed rifle bullet in 1882, right about the time that...

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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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Jose Antonio Gesti Canuto

UNICEF Publishes a Guidance Note on Professional Water Well Drilling

January 17, 2017

Africa has witnessed a tremendous increase in drilled water wells, or boreholes, over the last 20 years. Groundwater provides...

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Rob Goodier

Our Most Popular Webinars of the Year, from Behavior Change to 3D Printing in Disasters

December 19, 2016

In a year that started with a webinar on Food Security and ended with Electronic Medical Records in Low-Resource Settings, we have seen...

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Rob Goodier

10 mThings Changing Lives in Developing Countries

November 28, 2016

Mobile applications are transforming the livelihoods of millions of people around the world, including in low-income settings and rural...

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Rob Goodier

A New WASH Working Group Targets an Overlooked Hazard: Chemical Toxins in Drinking Water

October 28, 2016

In a departure from the WASH community’s traditional focus on microbial contamination in drinking water, the new WASH-Toxics Working Group takes aim at...

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David Kreamer

Changing the Hydrophilanthropy Paradigm (How Well-Intentioned Engineers Can Get It Wrong)

October 26, 2016

Say you wanted to put in a well in a small community that needed water, in an economically depressed...

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Rob Goodier

Potter’s guide to successful local manufacture

October 4, 2016

The caretakers of the ceramic pot water filter design are committed to supporting local manufacturing facilities and businesses, rather...

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Rob Goodier

How to make a wooden mold for biosand water filters

August 5, 2016

Household biosand water filters are proven effective and long lasting. Traditionally, the filters are built from concrete poured into...

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