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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Jose Antonio Gesti Canuto

UNICEF Publishes a Guidance Note on Professional Water Well Drilling

January 17, 2017

Africa has witnessed a tremendous increase in drilled water wells, or boreholes, over the last 20 years. Groundwater provides...

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Rob Goodier

Our Most Popular Webinars of the Year, from Behavior Change to 3D Printing in Disasters

December 19, 2016

In a year that started with a webinar on Food Security and ended with Electronic Medical Records in Low-Resource Settings, we have seen...

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Rob Goodier

10 mThings Changing Lives in Developing Countries

November 28, 2016

Mobile applications are transforming the livelihoods of millions of people around the world, including in low-income settings and rural...

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Rob Goodier

A New WASH Working Group Targets an Overlooked Hazard: Chemical Toxins in Drinking Water

October 28, 2016

In a departure from the WASH community’s traditional focus on microbial contamination in drinking water, the new WASH-Toxics Working Group takes aim at...

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David Kreamer

Changing the Hydrophilanthropy Paradigm (How Well-Intentioned Engineers Can Get It Wrong)

October 26, 2016

Say you wanted to put in a well in a small community that needed water, in an economically depressed...

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Rob Goodier

Potter’s guide to successful local manufacture

October 4, 2016

The caretakers of the ceramic pot water filter design are committed to supporting local manufacturing facilities and businesses, rather...

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Rob Goodier

How to make a wooden mold for biosand water filters

August 5, 2016

Household biosand water filters are proven effective and long lasting. Traditionally, the filters are built from concrete poured into...

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Jessica Pothering

Five Questions with Shashi Buluswar and Subarna Mitra, Institute for Transformative Technologies

July 12, 2016

Two years ago, a small team from the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in Berkeley, Calif. released an enormous volume...

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Kerstin Danert

Improving the Professionalism of Drilled Water Wells in Africa – Want to Join Us?

July 6, 2016

When I took on a consulting job to set up and lead a new theme for the Rural Water...

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Rob Goodier

How the Internet of Things Is Improving Lives and Livelihoods in Developing Countries

July 1, 2016

Wirelessly connected sensors, actuators and other hardware have already changed global development work, and signs point to bigger changes...

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