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

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...

Megan Richardson

Three Local Innovations Improving Lives in Rural Tanzania

I saw local innovation that solves problems with low-cost and inventive technologies at work in a rural Tanzanian village....

Riley Mulhern

Are one-size-fits-all metrics for global WASH really appropriate?

December 5, 2018

If you’ve ever wondered where global WASH statistics come from, you’re not alone. For example: In 2015, 844 million...

Harsh Vyas

Ferrocement is the obvious choice for water tanks in rural India

December 4, 2018

I recently visited a village called Fulzar in the Jasdan District of Gujarat, India, where I saw the advantages...

Andre Coelho

Breaking Down Silos for Sustainable Water Management

November 15, 2018

Our guest contributor reports on an issue discussed at this year’s International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD), held at...


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