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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Sean Furey

Water Has a Bright Future in Solar Pumps

August 15, 2018

A single weather event does not prove climate change, but the heatwave that is hitting much of the Northern...

Rob Goodier

Origins of a Startup: The Mechanical Engineer Aline Saraiva Okello Co-Founded HarvestRainWater in Mozambique

April 27, 2018

The following is an excerpt from the book Founding Women: African Women Who Are Defying the Odds to Build...

Rob Goodier

Satellites and Cell Phones: A Guide to Remote Monitoring of Water and Sanitation Technology in Global Development

April 24, 2018

From satellites peeping at water sources to “smart” latrines, new tools have emerged to help fix the problems with...

Riley Mulhern

A Lesson from Warisata

March 29, 2018

The values of a Bolivian school for the indigenous in the 1930s reflect the potential of global development engineering...

Susan Davis

Less Data, More Action

“A little less conversation, a little more action, please” – Satisfy Me, Elvis Presley In recent years there has...

Rob Goodier

The Secret to Sustainable WASH Technology: Five Questions for Sean Furey

March 25, 2018

There is a secret to building a technology in a rural community so that it successfully scales up and...

Guest Author

The Potential Role of Nanotechnology in Water Treatment in Developing Countries

March 22, 2018

A lack of clean water infrastructure may be an opportunity to leap over traditional systems and embrace the leading...

Guest Author

Achieving SDG 6: The Need for Local Centers of WASH Expertise (and How to Do It)

March 15, 2018

The goal: ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030. The task at hand,...

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,...

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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