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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Henk Holtslag

Six practical ideas to reach Sustainable Development Goal Six (SDG6): Safe Water Access

December 12, 2017

Of the 844 million people worldwide who do not have basic water services, some 80 percent live in rural...

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Grace Burleson

The Importance of Long-Term Project Planning: Case Studies in Eastern Uganda

November 3, 2017

In the rush to carry out their global development projects, many non-governmental organizations neglect to incorporate a maintenance plan....

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Rowena Barber

The new face of women in water

August 16, 2017

Women are often underrepresented in the engineering field, and water is no exception. Women play critical roles in all...

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Susan Davis

Why companies should not sell or give technology intended for individual and household use to NGOs

August 14, 2017

When I worked at CARE, I used to get these calls about once a month. “Hi, I’m Bob! I...

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Riley Mulhern

Surrendering control, improving outcomes: Learning an engineering of accompaniment

July 23, 2017

The meeting was held in the most impressive government building in town, in an upper room looking over the...

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Rob Goodier

Equipping Ships to Monitor Oceans: Five Questions for Matthew Merighi

June 21, 2017

From satellites to research ships, data is collected on oceanic conditions around the world. If only it were gathered...

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Ben Taylor

Can a bracelet craze clean our oceans?

May 9, 2017

4Ocean has put an artistic spin on a straightforward solution to plastic pollution in the oceans. Their solution is...

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Barent Roth

How to make a trawl to track local marine plastic pollution

March 29, 2017

[Editor’s note: See Barent Roth’s presentation on marine plastic trawls on our YouTube channel and embedded at the end...

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Ben Taylor

Floating sea bags are set to scour plastic waste from the ocean by 2020

March 18, 2017

Artificial coastlines crafted from floating sea bags have emerged as a plan for cleaning up plastic trash in the ocean....

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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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Latest Comments

  • great topic to be involved in. am an electrical engineer in africa...this is a game changer

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    andy james
  • Hi Jon, thanks for the recommendations! Iyour feedback about incorporating "Engineering Education" in this list is noted. It is a critical topic because I also whole-heartedly agree social justice needs to become mainstream in eng education! Unfortunately, I cannot edit this entry to add your SUGGES...

    Reading list: Exploring the Connection Between Engineering and Social Justice
    Ankita Joshi
  • Nice article. I really enjoyed while reading your article. We proud of our Indian people who have invented these innovations. People need to know the innovations invented by Indians. So that they feel proud of our nation. https://fusion.werindia.com/innovation Here all of you go through the unknown...

    Made in India: 10 life-changing Indian technologies
    Shilpa
  • No, that is not what we do. If you're looking for products, though, we do standardize information about technologies that meet basic needs in underserved communities. You can find them in our Solutions Library here: https://www.engineeringforchange.org/solutions/products.

    E4C at age 1: The best of our inaugural year
    Rob Goodier
  • it has been years... any product to sell, or still just talk...?

    E4C at age 1: The best of our inaugural year
    William Yates
  • We currently have a gravity fed community water system. We are no longer meeting the water quality for our area. The government/EPA is requiring us to put in a chlorination system or find another source. We would like to find a system that could be put inline at the source to bring us into complianc...

    Post-Construction Support For Rural Water Systems
    Dick Bluff
  • We want more about solar energy as well as maintenance of battery which cost a lot for urban in developing countries.

    Can Community-Scale Solar Become the Model T of Clean Energy?
    Dr Khin Maung Ye
  • Actually Barbara, 4Ocean is a FOR PROFIT company (just Google 4oceans for profit and you'll see), so an unknown amount of your "donation" or purchase goes to ocean cleanup (probably 10-20%) and the rest lines the pockets of the owners. Everyone thinks they are a non-profit and some even "donate" mon...

    Can a bracelet craze clean our oceans?
    Adam
  • Very useful intermediate technology for developing con

    Ten low-cost ways to treat water
    Dr Khin Maung aye
  • I am in a country where we have rivers with strong flow to generate electricity, however we are in a crisis never seen by neglect and neglect, so I want to study more about solar energy to contribute in my country venezuela.

    Can Community-Scale Solar Become the Model T of Clean Energy?
    ana veronica valderrama

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