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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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...

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...

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...

Peter Gray

Three Startups Are Changing the World One Drop of Water at a Time

December 9, 2019

It can be easy to take water for granted when you have it. But many do not. Nearly two...

Charles Newman

E4C Now Offers a Database of Field Manuals for Design and Construction

November 6, 2019

Swapping hard drives is a common exchange between humanitarian professionals working in remote regions. “Do you have any movies?...

Charlie Sellers

Design Your Product for Manufacturability and High Quality

September 26, 2019

The transition from prototyping into production is a huge step for any hardware startup in any country. Given that...

Marilynn Holguín Clover

Design and Co-Creation Can Build Peace in War-Torn Colombian Communities

September 13, 2019

One underlying factor in Colombia’s civil war that is not often mentioned is infrastructure. There is a lack of...

Pallavi Bharadwaj

Reflections on a Review of Studies on the Physical and Emotional Toll of Carrying Water

August 1, 2019

Growing up in India, I was fortunate enough to have a piped supply of municipal water in my home....

Rob Goodier

Ancient Stone Canals May Help Modern Day Lima Weather Seasonal Drought

July 25, 2019

Fourteen hundred years ago, a civilization called the Wari built a system of canals to bridge seasonal droughts in...

Pallavi Bharadwaj

Water Security will Take Precedence in Food Production as Populations Rise

July 11, 2019

“Food production is the largest consumer of water, and also represents the largest unknown factor of future water use...


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