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EWB Australia at the desertSMART EcoFair

EWBer, Dion Zhang, headed to the Red Centre to implement new resources for workshops tailored for classes with high proportions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Rebecca Watts wins 2018 MECCA M-Power Mentoring Scholarship

EWB Australia member and engineer, Rebecca Watts has been awarded the 2018 Engineers Without Borders Australia/MECCA M-Power Mentoring Scholarship for her project ‘Connecting the Unconnected’ which aims to inspire, connect and empower women and girls from all ages and backgrounds to be leaders in the fields of STEM.
EWB Australia's National Council 2018 is a wrap!

Hosted for the first time in Western Australia at Edith Cowan University, EWB board, chapter representatives, and staff came together over three jam packed days at EWB Australia’s Annual National Council to frame next steps for what we all recognise is a rapidly maturing development organisation. Celebrating our 15th birthday also underscored just how far EWB Australia has come since being founded by Danny Almagor and a small group of like minded engineers in 2003.
Announcing the winners of EWB Australia's annual Danny Awards

Named for EWB Australia's founder, 'the Danny's' are EWB's most prized awards for our tireless volunteers.
Congratulations to our four Board Directors elected on Sunday June 17th

Congratulations to Kelsie Clarke and Peter McArdle who have been elected to the Board of Directors for the first time, and Gavin Blakey and Margarita Moya have been reelected for a further term.
Register now to vote in EWB Board elections

We invite all of our EWB Community to vote, and make their voice in the upcoming Board elections to be held on June 17th.
EWB Australia welcome the Top End to our nationwide league of chapters

This newly founded EWB chapter aims to bring together students and professionals to catalyze a broad range of knowledge and experience to benefit the region.
Election of four Board Members on Sunday June 17th - do you know someone who should apply?

Engineers Without Borders Australia Limited (EWB) prides itself in creating social impact through humanitarian engineering. Running an organisation like ours means a powerful combination of members, staff, Board and our partner organisations working together to engineer a better world.
EWB Australia appoints new CEO

Engineers Without Borders Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Eleanor Loudon as CEO, effective May 21st 2018.
Shaping the Future of Engineering-EWB Annual Report 2017 Out Now

Read about the people behind the impact.
Making an Impact Summit 2017

More than 150 of the brightest young engineering minds came together at the Making an Impact Summit in December, to share their community centered design solutions.
ATEC* Biodigester success covered by Reuters

Reuters recently spent time filming staff and customers of social enterprise ATEC Biodigesters to show how the EWB-Australia designed biodigester is providing clean off grid energy and appropriate sanitation in flood prone areas of Cambodia.
EWB appoints Shane Kennelly as its first Indigenous Board Director

As part of our ongoing commitment to reconciliation and increased representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Engineering Sector, Engineers Without Borders Australia is proud to announce the appointment of Shane Kennelly as our first Indigenous Board Director.
Two awards for EWB Sanitation in Challenging Environments Team at NZWater Conference

EWB Australia is very proud of the achievements of the Sanitation in Challenging Environments Team who were awarded not once but twice at the recent NZWater Conference!
IIX & ATEC* raise Series-A investment

IIX works with ATEC Biodigesters to raise Series-A investment, bringing Australian and French investors together into the Impact Investment market in Asia.
Sam Perkins appointed as EWB Australia's new Director of Education & Research

EWB Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Perkins as Director of Education & Research.
UNSW 2017 Winter Regioneering Trip

Volunteers from the UNSW EWB chapter have recently completed their winter regioneering trip in regional NSW!
Winner of the M-Power grant announced

EWB Australia and Mecca Brands are excited to announce the winner of the M-Power grant supporting young women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
Understanding the Indigenous legacy enriches Engineering

How far back to we need to go to understand the engineering solutions that have been applied to shape our landscape? In Australia examples like the Brewarrina Fish Traps in South Western New South Wales, recognised by Engineers Australia as a heritage location and estimated to be over 40,000 year old, means we need to go further back than most people think.
Australian Senator Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Ambassador Peter Doyle visit Lafaek Water Project

The Senator and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, together with the Australian Ambassador to Timor made a dedicated visit to the Lafaek Water Project site to discuss progress and view the compact water treatment plants in action at CNEFP, Tibar.
INTAKE 21 NOW OPEN FOR VOLUNTEERS OVERSEAS!

Engineers Without Borders invites applications from engineering & technical professionals for overseas placements commencing October 2017.
Now seeking businesses for pro-bono support to exciting community projects

EWB Connect is helping communities achieve their aspirations through enabling infrastructure. We have a current list of exciting social impact community projects around Australia that we are seeking to match with pro-bono support from engineering and technical businesses. This is a great opportunity to join other leading organisations to create social value and promote a culture of pro bono in engineering and infrastructure development in Australia.
Launch of Lafaek Water Social Enterprise Project, Timor Leste

EWB-Australia is excited to announce the launch of Lafaek Water Project, opened on May 23rd at CNEFP, Timor Leste by Mr Dan Woods, Counsellor for Development on behalf of the Australian Embassy. Lafaek Water will pilot an innovative social enterprise model providing communities with reliable access to safe locally sourced potable water.
EWB International Program Mid-Year Report 2016/2017

In financial year 2016/2017, EWB’s International Development Program has continued working with long term partners in Cambodia and Timor-Leste, and has also recently expanded operations to Vanuatu. This report details progress for the period July to December 2016.
This National Volunteer Week, a special thank you from Pete, EWB Australia CEO.

"The extent of volunteering across EWB is absolutely phenomenal and it is such a privilege to be able to take this chance to recognise and celebrate EWB volunteers."
National Volunteer Week 2017

Passion and commitment are in the very DNA of EWB Australia - and this is truly embodied by our awesome volunteers!
Mr Peter Baynard-Smith, CEO EWB to deliver first Roderick Distinguished Lecture of 2017

On Thursday 11 May 2017, University of Sydney will host the first Roderick Distinguished Lecture for 2017, with speaker Mr Peter Baynard-Smith, CEO of Engineers without Borders presenting on 'Seven Dimensions of Humanitarian Engineering', and providing an insight into the opportunities for becoming involved with engineering for social impact.
EWB Connect - a New Hub for Pro Bono!

We are excited to announce the launch of EWBConnect.org - the one stop hub where community organisations and engineering/technically specialised organisations can access pro-bono opportunities.
Leading the Brown Revolution

There is much more to the humble poo than you might think! It is actually a great way to produce clean affordable biogas that can be used for cooking and lighting, especially in rural and developing regions where the use of solid fuels such as wood and charcoal produces harmful smoke and degrades the environment.
Releasing 'Towards 2020' EWB Australia's 2015-16 Annual Report

EWB Australia is proud to launch its 2015-16 Annual Report, ‘Towards 2020,’ celebrating and reporting the impact of our organisation over the last financial year.
Inspiring the future of Indigenous Engineers

EWB recently supported the Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School
Supporting Women in STEM in Broome

Last year in December, EWB WA volunteer Caitlin Toogood was the key note speaker at Broome Senior High School’s STEM talks.
Engineers without Borders Australia wins a second Google Impact Challenge

Engineers Without Borders Australia has won a grant provided by innovationXchange as part of the 2016 Google Impact Challenge, for a proposal to develop micro water businesses to improve community health and livelihoods in Timor-Leste.
 

 

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