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Seeking applications for the role of CEO

A unique career opportunity is now open.
Making an Impact Summit - it's the taking part that counts!

More than 150 passionate humanitarians came together at this year's EWB Summit, hosted at Engineers Australia, to share and workshop ideas towards solving global challenges.
Appointment of EWB-Australia Acting CEO

Following Pete Baynard-Smith's personal decision to step down from the role of CEO at the end of December 2017, the Board of EWB-Australia have appointed Heidi Michael as Acting CEO.
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.

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 - 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.