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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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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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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