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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Rebecca Sindall

Words Fail Us: Racism in International Development Publishing

Earlier this year, we withdrew from guest editing a special journal issue on failures because the publisher’s practices were...

Rob Goodier

Can Handwashing with Ash or Soil Prevent COVID-19?

July 23, 2020

Handwashing with ash or soil is traditional in impoverished or remote communities that do not have easy access to...

Jonathan McGrath

Overcoming Financial Barriers to Household Water Connections in Ghana

July 14, 2020

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about lessons learned during Safe Water Network’s experience household...

Evan Thomas

The Catastrophic Intersectionality of WASH, Climate Change and the Coronavirus

May 13, 2020

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has caused social and economic disruption worldwide and a reckoning of the balance in our...

Pallavi Bharadwaj

Fifty Years of Green Action Say We Can Deliver Clean Water to Everyone

April 21, 2020

When it came to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), growing up in India, I had two opposite scenarios in...

Rob Goodier

E4C Visualized: The Benefits and Challenges of Desalination Technology

April 14, 2020

Desalination technologies are increasingly important. Only 2.5 percent of all the water on Earth is freshwater suitable for drinking...

Pallavi Bharadwaj

The Link Between Clean Water, Climate Change and COVID-19

March 23, 2020

World Water Day and the theme this year is water and climate change. Dr. John Matthews, E.D.-AGWA, is a...

Rob Goodier

Expert Insight into Targets for Brackish Water Treatment Design

March 13, 2020

Join the Siemens Design Challenge for a chance to win one of two $10,000 first-place awards. Engineers setting out...

Pallavi Bharadwaj

All Women Need Equal Access to Water and Sanitation

March 9, 2020

International Womens’ Day was recently celebrated worldwide, but many women and girls have little cause for celebration in at...

Evan Thomas

Lessons from Rwanda on Tackling Unsafe Drinking Water and Household Air Pollution

February 27, 2020

Unsafe drinking water and household air pollution are major causes of illness and death around the world. This is...


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