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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Mayarí Pérez

Made in Guatemala: Clean Water and Nutrition Technology in Central America

February 17, 2018

Guatemala is a Central American country with great opportunities to innovate. Despite immense natural resources such as rivers, lakes,...

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Henk Holtslag

Six practical ideas to reach Sustainable Development Goal Six (SDG6): Safe Water Access

December 12, 2017

Of the 844 million people worldwide who do not have basic water services, some 80 percent live in rural...

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Grace Burleson

The Importance of Long-Term Project Planning: Case Studies in Eastern Uganda

November 3, 2017

In the rush to carry out their global development projects, many non-governmental organizations neglect to incorporate a maintenance plan....

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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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