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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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...

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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,...

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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....

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Latest Comments

  • Iana Aranda says: As per Bob: reliable source of power or electrical storage and/or backup power is required. This limits the application to where this type of power is available. UV if applied appropriately can be both a safe and effective means of sterilization.

    Sterilux Steribox and Control Station
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  • OcTOBER 2, 2018 A0A PLEASE send print as under for Pakistan & Afghanistan; 1-Handbook of Participatory Design for Appropriate Technology. ENERGY | SANITATION0 OCTOBER 10, 2018 2-Biological Waste to Biogas: A Solution to Self-Sustainable Energy in Rural IndiaOCTOBER 20 3-Handbook of Participatory Des...

    Handbook of Participatory Design for Appropriate Technology
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  • Interesting, thanks. Nepal has been quickly gaining local capacity for tunneling projects for tunnels for its many hydro projects to larger automobile tunnels (latest in Lamjung) and much delayed Melamchi tunnel coming on line soon to bring drinking water to Kathmandu valley and to a just initiated...

    Five Questions with Jon Hurt, Tunneling Engineer with Arup and EWB-USA
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  • hello everyone, can i have a practical design for this pump as i am planning to fabricate it for small communities water supply here in laos. thanks and more power! Longtree

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  • Great technology to address livelihood challenges .............

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  • What a great write up.Here in my country Cameroon, most rural areas are depending on non-environmental friendly sources of energy to meet their needs in cooking and lighting. I hope to study the Techniques mentioned here and make a change in my community. Thanks very much for sharing

    Biological Waste to Biogas: A Solution to Self-Sustainable Energy in Rural India
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  • Iana Aranda says: As per Bob: Steam technology requires a source of water and steam – implying high power heating elements. Appropriate sources of clean, chemical free (Calcium, Iron etc.) water are necessary. Although in developed countries this is not a significant issue in developing countries...

    VIP V-10-40 Steam Engine
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  • Very helpful we too have a problem with elephants in Sri Lanka.

    Designing Elephant Repellent in Rural Botswana
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