Engineering On Country
Your donation can help ensure Indigenous people living in remote communities have the engineering knowledge and resources they need to lead a life of opportunity.
We simply cannot do this without you – our Engineering on Country program receives no government funding. Only with your support can we confidently give communities our long-term commitment to helping them meet their aspirations through engineering, technology and appropriate infrastructure.
Only with your support, can we work towards a reconciled Australia.
The provision of infrastructure to remote Indigenous communities remains one of Australia’s biggest challenges despite successive governments allocating significant funding and multiple attempts at policy reform.
The Australian Human Rights Commission puts this down to: ‘…a lack of meaningful consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in programs and policies that affect them’.
EWB Australia’s Engineering on Country program is community-centred and community-led. We believe that by working together and establishing long-term collaborative partnerships, we can achieve significant and sustainable change. But as you know, these take time – time to understand the area, the local systems and to build relationships.
With your help, we can build the capacity of local communities to manage their own engineering needs as a pathway to sustainable development.
With your help, we can build the capacity of local communities to manage their own engineering needs as a pathway to sustainable development. We can provide the technical expertise to design, construct and deliver clean water to the communities we work with.
“Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in and there is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this” – Sustainable Development Goal 6
But for many people in rural and remote communities in Vanuatu, Timor-Leste and Cambodia access to clean water is not yet a reality.