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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Jonathan McGrath

Recommendations for Installing Household Water Connections in Ghana

February 3, 2020

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

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Rob Goodier

Five Questions for Kathy Ku, Co-Founder of SPOUTS of Water

January 31, 2020

Kathy Ku is a medical student who has applied her engineering background to co-found a water filter manufacturing company...

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Rob Goodier

A Solar Desalination Plant Makes Saltwater Potable in Rural Kenya

December 31, 2019

A new solar-powered water desalination plant is providing 35,000 liters of fresh water per day for the residents of...

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Pallavi Bharadwaj

A New Financial Tool May Alleviate Water-Borne Disease in Children

December 23, 2019

A new financial product called development impact bonds has been launched to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in...

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