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

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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Kevin M Passino

Humanitarian Engineering Principle Two: Relate, Listen, Ask, Cooperate, Empower

May 18, 2016

This is the second in a series on principles based on the textbook Humanitarian Engineering: Creating Technologies that Help People, by Kevin...

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Rob Goodier

How to use mobile data collection tools to improve global development work

April 23, 2016

Mobile communications networks have surged in developing countries and so has the availability of smartphones and tablets....

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Rob Goodier

A Plumber Without Borders: Five Questions with Fred Schilling

February 20, 2016

Fred Schilling installed a toilet with a closing flap in a home in Haiti and instantly changed a family’s...

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Susan Davis

We Need to Learn Why People Use Toilets Before We Can Change Behavior

February 14, 2016

Before we can change human behavior, we need to understand the human. Our recent research on sanitation successes in...

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Rob Goodier

Promising Prototypes of 2015

December 29, 2015

We polled our community of experts for this list of 14 of the year’s interesting prototypes. Advisers to our Solutions...

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Rob Goodier

Gallery: A day in the life of a global development engineer

November 1, 2015

So, what does a work day look like for a global development engineer? Jason Kass, the founder of Toilets...

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Rob Goodier

Five questions with Eleanor Allen

September 17, 2015

Eleanor Allen turned a background in civil engineering into a globe-spanning career improving water and sanitation services in developing...

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Susan Davis

Beyond the Band-Aid: Building Sustainability into Emergency Response Efforts

August 17, 2015

Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Tsunamis. Floods. Landslides. These kinds of disasters hit developing countries hardest and the people affected often lose...

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Rob Goodier

The mixed results of 25 years of Millennium Development Goals

July 29, 2015

Twenty five years after setting the Millenium Development Goals, the result is a mixed bag of successes and failures....

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