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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Thomas Da Jose

Focusing on Suppliers Rather than Customers Is Improving Water Services in the Philippines

November 16, 2020

Masy Consultants shifted our focus from educating customers to educating water districts and that has made the difference in...

Evan Thomas

Profiles in Global Engineering: Five Questions with Petros Birhane

Engineering for Change invites Dr. Evan Thomas, Director of the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering at the University of...

Anna Libey

Research Brief: Who Pays for Water?

October 23, 2020

In the United States, we take for granted that utilities can deliver affordable water at the turn of a...

Rob Goodier

Two Human-Centered Designs Win the Innovate for Impact Siemens Challenge

September 17, 2020

Two engineering design teams that placed people at the center of their design process won the Innovate for Impact:...

Evan Thomas

Profiles in Global Engineering: Five Questions with Chantal Iribagiza

September 11, 2020

Engineering for Change invites Dr. Evan Thomas, Director of the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder,...

Pallavi Bharadwaj

Nine Myths to Dispel About Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

In these uncertain times, it can be difficult to determine what is true and what is not. This includes...

Rob Goodier

Top Eight Ideas for Better Water and Food in the Siemens Design Challenge

July 30, 2020

We are pleased to announce the eight finalists in the Innovate for Impact: Siemens Design Challenge. Our international panel...

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...


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