Engineers Without Borders Blog

 
RainWater Cambodia: Empowering Cambodians

RainWater Cambodia: Empowering Cambodians with the help of Engineers Without Borders Australia By Lachlan Guthrie - originally published on his blog.  Recently my friend and colleague Rov Sokkhai wrote a small case study abo...
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Celebrating the Making an Impact Summit 2016

EWB's ‘Making an Impact’ Summit celebrates the work of students across Australia and New Zealand Annual event held at EWB's new home, The Dream Factory in Footscray For the second year running, university students from acros...
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Celebrating International Volunteer Day - December 5th 2016!

Celebrating International Volunteer Day with EWB - 5 December 2016 EWB Australia relies on the work of over 1200 members who actively volunteer their time to EWB, as part of the International Volunteer Day, we celebrate them and all our other vol...
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Celebrating International Volunteer Day - Basia Wronski

Celebrating International Volunteer Day - Meet Basia Wronski, Process Engineer Basia is an EWB Volunteer, Corporate Representative and Process Engineer in Surface Facilities Development at Origin.    EWB Australia relies on the work...
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Designing a Future Inclusive of People with Disabilities.

Designing an inclusive future of people with disabilities Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) uses human-centred design to promote equitable access for people with disabilities in Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Written by Matilda Bowra. ...
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Creating Sanitation Solutions in Cambodia with SCE

Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) Sanitation in Challenging Environments (SCE) Project is fostering cross-sector collaboration to help rural Cambodians access appropriate, affordable sanitation solutions. Written By Matilda Bowra.  ...
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EWB and Sail: Supporting the Sudanese Australian Community

EWB and SAIL: Supporting the Sudanese Australian Community  Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning (SAIL) is a non-profit, volunteer-run program that provides free English tutoring support and community services to the Sudanese Australian c...
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Luan Nguyen - EWB Changemaker

Luan Nguyen - Civil Engineer, Vice President EWB WA Region  “I first came across EWB when I did the EWB Challenge during my first year at university. I was finding engineering very abstract and uninteresting and was thinking about...
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Creating Digital Access for Migrants and Refugees through EWB.

Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) recognises that digital access is a major barrier to disadvantaged and marginalised groups participating in Australian society and is developing a digital access strategy to help bridge the digital divide. ...
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40 Over 40 - Inspiring ARUP employees to join EWB.

Arup's 40 over 40 campaign - Inspiring ARUP's employees to join EWB. Arup’s 40 over40 campaign is designed to inspire more senior Arup employees to become actively involved with Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB). Written b...
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The Power of our People - the EWB Community in Action

The power of our people - The EWB community in action  Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) is addressing the most pressing issues of our time by mobilising a diverse and vibrant community of people to create positive change through hum...
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International Volunteer Managers Day - One Job, Many Hats!

International Volunteer Managers Day – One Job, many hats!  A reflection and thank you from Jacqui Bell, Member & Volunteer Engagement Team When we identified that there was an ‘international’ day for acknowledging ...
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ATEC* Biodigester receives International social enterprise award

ATEC* Biodigester recognised as South East Asia’s number one Social Enterprise for 2016.  Social Enterprise eeceives award at the Sankalp South East Asia Summit    ATEC* Biodigester, the social enterprise developed fro...
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From EWB Challenge Student to Development Professional

Tim Kuiper Shifts the Future With Soap As a first year engineering student, Tim Kuiper never imagined he would change hundreds of lives with soap. Nearly one decade later; however, that’s exactly what he is doing.  Tim first engag...
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A day in the life of a Field Professional - Part 4.

A Day in the Life - An EWB Field Professional experience in Phnom Penh - Part 2 By Lachlan Guthrie - originally published on his blog.  This is An, he is one of the most fascinating people that I have met in-country. I was just wal...
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Priyani Madan - EWB Changemaker

Priyani Madan - Civil Engineer (Water) Arup - Melbourne Priyani Madan has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters of Engineering and works as a Civil Engineer with the Arup Water Team. Written by Matilda Bowra. She originally joined EWB’s ...
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A Human Centered approach to sanitation

A Human Centered approach to sanitation  How Engineers Without Borders Australia empowers people in Cambodia to be the change they want to see in their communities Just two months before this picture was taken, Mr Chin had never hea...
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A day in the life of a Field Professional - Part 3.

A Day in the Life - An EWB Field Professional experience in Phnom Penh - Part 2 By Lachlan Guthrie - originally published on his blog.  This week I will hopefully try to complete the first output of my placement. I will be running a s...
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A day in the life of a Field Professional - Part 5

A Day in the Life - An EWB Field Professional experience in Phnom Penh - Part 5. By Lachlan Guthrie - originally published on his blog. Last week I was given an opportunity to facilitate a workshop to the Center for Sustainable Water&rsquo...
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A day in the life of an EWB Field Professional - Part 2.

A Day in the Life - An EWB Field Professional experience in Phnom Penh - Part 2 By Lachlan Guthrie - originally published on his blog.  The last few weeks have been really exciting, getting really stuck into my work at RainWater Cambo...
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A day in the life of an EWB Field Professional

A Day in the Life - An EWB Field Professional experience in Phnom Penh. By Lachlan Guthrie - originally published on his blog.  Recently I have been given an amazing opportunity to represent EWB Australia in Cambodia, working with our l...
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EWB Connect - Creating a pro bono culture in engineering

Leadership at all levels  - Creating a pro bono culture in engineering A meeting of the Community of Practice for Pro Bono Systems. By Sarah Matthee, EWB Corporate Coordinator  Last week, a group of twenty engineering sector represe...
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New Colombo Plan - Funding students to travel and learn with EWB

The New Colombo Plan - Funding students to travel and learn with EWB Australia. By Mikaela Day (Reproduced with permission from Mojo Correspondent) The opportunity for Australian university students to travel as part of their degre...
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Pete's CEO Blog No. 1

Get the latest from National Office with CEO Pete Baynard-Smith's fortnightly blog.  This fortnight I have been travelling to Sydney and Canberra, including preparing for the National Council Collaboration is Key event which...
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Creating Gender Equality through Humanitarian Design

Creating Gender Equality through Humanitarian Design Written by Alex McCart. Originally published by Mojo Correspondent.  If you search “engineers” on Google Images what comes up? Men in hardhats. Men holding blueprints. ...
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EWB and Plan International - El Nino emergency response in Timor

EWB Australia and Plan-International: Timor-Leste’s El Nino Emergency Response in Rural Timor-Leste Rural Timor-Leste relies heavily on the rainy season for the replenishment of their aquifers and water sources. Additionally, agriculture an...
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Lighting the Future - EWB's Appropriate Technology Project

Lighting the Future in Cambodia - EWB's Appropriate Technology Initiative To support this project - sign up as an EWB monthly donor and help us engineer a better world.  Rebecca Watts, Project Facilitator for EWB Australia's Approp...
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Creating first year change agents with the EWB Challenge

Using the EWB Challenge to program to create global citizens by introducing them to humanitarian engineering.  Imagine you have just finished high school, started first-year university and signed up for the EWB Challenge. Despite the fact yo...
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EWB's School Outreach heads to the Torres Strait

EWB's School Outreach Program heads to the Torres Strait Inspiring the next generation of STEM professionals and humanitarian engineers. Chelsea Hayward and Talia Rose stand on the coast of Thursday Island, one of 274 islands that dot the Tor...
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Empowering women in engineering in Timor Leste

Empowering women in Engineering in Timor-Leste  How EWB Australia is supporting Feto Enjiñeira, a group empowering women in Timor.    A civil engineer in Timor-Leste, Dulce Adolzinda Ximenes Soares, spends...
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School Outreach and Regioneering Reflection

How University students are taking it on themselves to create change.  A reflection on EWB's School Outreach and Regioneering Program. Written by Rob Snelling.    As part of EWB’s national school outreach program, ...
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Developing Global Citizens - EWB's Design Summit Program

Developing global citizens and empathic humans - EWB's Design Summit program Public speaking can be a daunting experience, especially if you are talking about some of the worlds' greatest social and environmental challenge and you are spe...
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From Student to Field Professional - Becky Watt's EWB Story

From Student to Field Professional: Becky Watts talks about her journey with EWB Australia  When ANU student Becky Watts first started her engineering degree, she never imagined she’d land her first job in a city more than 7000 kilomet...
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From Aid to Enterprise - EWB's ATEC Project

From Aid to Enterprise: The ATEC Biodigestor Project Engineers Without Borders Australia’s ATEC Biodigester project is an innovative social enterprise providing clean energy and health benefits to rural Cambodians.   Like 85% of ru...
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Lazio Miranda - Introducing a Timor-Leste leader

Lazio Miranda - Introducing a Timor-Leste leader. “I chose engineering, because I wanted  to contribute to the infrastructure development of my young country.” Meet Lazio Miranda, a Production Engineer with Community Ho...
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