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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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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Riley Mulhern

Harvesting Rainwater? Test for Arsenic

June 25, 2019

In communities around the world, rain may be one of the few safe options for drinking water. Far from...

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Rob Goodier

Devices for More Eggs, Fish and Drinking Water Win iShow USA

June 20, 2019

Eggs, fish and drinking water captured the expert judges’ imaginations at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Innovation Showcase...

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Rob Goodier

Research Brief: Large-Scale Stove and Water Filter Delivery Is Linked to Improved Children’s Health

June 4, 2019

A new large-scale trial of clean-burning rocket stoves and water filters in the poorest households in Western Province, Rwanda,...

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Nadim Khandaker

A Forgotten Public Health Crisis

May 29, 2019

They called it the Devil’s water, but we convinced them otherwise. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other international...

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Rob Goodier

A New Analysis of Freshwater Basin Data Finds 1.6b Suffering Water Scarcity

May 22, 2019

Mapping monthly water availability in basins that cross country borders found 1.6 billion people worldwide who live with severe...

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Rob Goodier

E4C’s Research Fellowship Is a Stepping Stone in a Mechanical Engineer’s Early Career

April 19, 2019

Megan Richardson is mechanical engineer early in her career who maneuvered into the global development technology field from the...

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Pallavi Bharadwaj

The Circular Economy Can Solve Food and Water Problems in Rajasthan, Malawi and the World

March 22, 2019

I lived in the western Indian state of Rajasthan for most of 2006-07. To say that it quickly became...

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Rob Goodier

A New 12-Question Survey Measures the World’s Water Insecurity

March 21, 2019

A new set of survey questions may address a longstanding problem in the work to deliver clean water to...

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Emily Folk

A Mix of Water Purification Technologies from Low-Tech Disaster Relief to Big Data

February 15, 2019

Though the amount of freshwater on Earth has remained more or less the same, a rapidly increasing global population...

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Latest Comments

  • […] A wonderful infographic by OXFAM demonstrating the impact of climate change, waste and hunger  on our food production system http://www.engineeringforchange.org/whats-wrong-with-our-food-system/ […]

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  • E17 - SIMPLE WATER TREATMENT METHODS FOR USE IN THE HOME 1) What is involved ? The methods presented in this factsheet are used to make water drinkable. They can be applied at hole, at the family level. The methods described comprise : * Straining * The three pot method * Treatment by boiling * Trea...

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  • I really expect this training the problem the time is not in utc

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  • Poverty is more properly an economic than engineering problem. The basis of economic success and growth is in property rights, rule of law, free trade, free markets... multiplied by low cost government, transportation, communications... Engineering tends to be involved in higher levels of complexity...

    Engineers Are Not Ending Poverty. Time for a Change?
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  • I think Lawrence and Mitra have valid points to the argument. Scale, capacity building, how we measure poverty, all need to be considered. Like the solutions developed, they can't be in isolation, otherwise, there is too much risk of failure.

    Engineers Are Not Ending Poverty. Time for a Change?
    cbirzer
  • Yes, but. We may be helping with improvements in ways, that aren't measured in the official statistics. Many of the systems we work on, IF they are done in co-operation with the community are both repairable and duplicatible by/in the community. If those actions only require local materials and labo...

    Engineers Are Not Ending Poverty. Time for a Change?
    larry.bentley
  • I think Engineers need to not only think broader - i.e. at the related systems causing the poverty, but also AT SCALE, i.e. at the scale of the problem. For example, a small scale, locally built water filter may be the perfect solution for the village you are working with, but have you thought about...

    Engineers Are Not Ending Poverty. Time for a Change?
    mitra
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