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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.
Celebrating World Toilet Day with EWB

It's World Toilet Day, November 19th!
2016 National Council - EWB NSW Member Reflection

A reflection on 2016 National Council and the role of EWB Chapters in achieving EWB's 2020 Vision and the Sustainable Development Goals from UNSW School Outreach Coordinator, Karats Eisenmenger.
Sustainable Water Systems Workshop

EWB NSW Student and Professional members learn about sustainable water and sanitation in in Australia and Indonesia.
2016 Danny Awards

The Danny Awards
WA Region nEWBie night

Are you interested in joining EWB, want to find out how you can be involved? EWB WA Region will be running our second nEWBie Night for 2016. You will have an opportunity to meet team leaders within the WA Region and hear more about the positions currently open within teams or regional executive committee.
Roelands Village Solar PV System

Our community partner Woolkabunning Kiaka Inc. at Roelands Village (near Collie, south of Perth) is having a brand new 13.44 kW solar PV system installed next month!
What is a Corporate Galvanizer?

And is galvanizer spelt with a ‘z’ or an ‘s’? We will leave you to wrangle with this philosophical question. Learn about the exciting and impactful way the EWB NSW Corporate Galvanizer role contributes to EWB's aim of inspiring a global movement of engineers driving social change and how you can get involved!
2016 Danny Awards - NSW Nominees

Congratulations to Shira Samocha, winner of the EWB Humanitarian Engineer Danny Award. Shira, along with 11 other EWB NSW members were recognised for their outstanding contribution to humanitarian engineering at the annual Danny Awards, held in Canberra on 17th September.
EWB Challenge: Announcement of Top Student Teams from Semester 1

EWB is pleased to announce the top performing student teams from semester one who will be invited to represent their university at the EWB Challenge Showcase in December. The following teams received the highest marks from the EWB Challenge external team of reviewers, based on the EWB Challenge marking criteria.
EWB Challenge: Announcement of Top Student Teams from Semester 1

EWB is pleased to announce the top performing student teams from semester one who will be invited to represent their university at the EWB Challenge Showcase in December.
SAIL EWB Engineering workshop 6th August 2016 at Seven Hills, NSW

One of our fantastic volunteers Buddhi, wrote a piece about his experience volunteering at SAIL with EWB!
"Volunteering allows me to do work that is meaningful"

EWB Australia is saying thank you to all our student volunteers as part of National Student Volunteer Week!
Call for Buddy Program Coordinators

The Buddy Program is after proactive, passionate volunteers to join the coordination team.
City to Surf: Run/Walk for EWB

The WA region is putting together a team to run/walk in the Perth Chevron City to Surf on 28 August this year! We are raising money to fund and expand EWB’s international program which works to provide engineering solutions to challenges in water and sanitation, renewable energy and digital access in Cambodia, Vietnam and Timor-Leste.
University of Sydney Launches Australia's First Humanitarian Engineering major

Last month the University of Sydney launched its humanitarian engineering major program, the first of its kind in Australia.
EWB Australia founder Danny Almagor awarded an Order of Australia (OAM)

Award announced as part of the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours list
Connectivity - New Program, New Volunteer Opportunity!

The WA chapter is proud to be refreshing and relaunching Connectivity, previously known as PCs for Refugees. The Connectivity Program aims to equip individuals and families from refugee and migrant backgrounds in Australia with the skills and resources to effectively, confidently and meaningfully use a computer and the internet. We are seeking volunteers to join us as computer tutors and team coordinators.
Hello from EWB Australia's new Member and Volunteer Engagement Co-ordinators!

Jacqui and Tracey introduce themselves as the new Member and Volunteer Engagement Team!
National Volunteer Week 2016 - Thank you to our Volunteers

This National Volunteer Week (May 9 – 15) EWB Australia joins thousands of organisations around the nation to celebrate and recognise the contribution and dedication of their volunteers.
Handing on the baton – vote of thanks to outgoing regional chapter presidents

Thanks to Fran Curran, Gabrielle McGill and Andrew Perren for their work as regional chapter presidents.
EWB Australia announces Peter Baynard-Smith as new CEO

Engineers Without Borders Australia is pleased to announce Peter Baynard-Smith’s appointment in the role of Chief Executive Officer, beginning on May 3, 2016.
Humanitarian Design Summit Mentor Positions Now Open!

Would you like to travel to India, Nepal or Cambodia and mentor the next generation of engineers, designers and development leaders through an immersive design and education experience?
EWB Challenge students provide humanitarian engineering solutions to global issues

The EWB Challenge held its annual awards ceremony last December at the 2015 Making an Impact Summit in Melbourne. Celebrating designs created by students in response to real world challenges faced by communities in developing countries, the awards aims to empower students belief in their ability to create profound social change using humanitarian engineering.