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Menstrual hygiene needs attention. Period.

Menstrual hygiene needs attention. Period.

Menstrual hygiene is gaining traction as a critical water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) concern in the Asia-Pacific, and intersects many Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In Timor-Leste, our WASH program works to support the needs of rural communities in...

Reflections of a volunteering lifer

Reflections of a volunteering lifer

Pictured: Heidi as a volunteer with EWB working with a local project team, on a water supply project, conducting a topographical survey for a water supply distribution line at a rural agricultural college in remote Timor-Leste. This National Volunteer Week, long-time...

What I learnt – EWB Design Summit Cambodia

What I learnt – EWB Design Summit Cambodia

Georgia is based in Brisbane, studying Engineering at the Queensland University of Technology, with Bachelors in Medical Engineering and Physics. More recently, Georgia has been shadowing medical and electrical engineers at Nova Biomedical as part of a work experience...

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Electric Mobility in Rural Cambodia

Electric Mobility in Rural Cambodia

The future of mobility technology is exciting, and will lead to higher quality, more affordable, easy to use and universally accessible products and services. It is critical that this emerging field keeps up with or leads broader global trends in mobility, such as the...

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Supporting diversity at Mardi Gras 2020

Supporting diversity at Mardi Gras 2020

“In Australia, LGBTQIA+ engineers are often asked, “why do you need to be out at work?” It’s not so much of being out, it’s more that I like to be transparent about who I am.“  - Tana Tan Dr Tana Tan is half Thai, half Malaysian, fully engineer, and fully gay (and...

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Melbourne Climate Change Event Wrap

Melbourne Climate Change Event Wrap

On a Thursday evening in February we hosted a dialogue around climate action and sector responsibility. “Reimagining the role of the technical sector in the face of climate crisis” was a sell-out event, a nod to the passion and dedication of our community to ensure...

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Work on water guidelines in Vanuatu

Work on water guidelines in Vanuatu

In Vanuatu, the Climate Crisis presents new challenges around access to safe water. Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6) is: CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Worldwide, 2 out of 5 people do...

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Wetlands sanitation on the Tonle Sap Lake

Wetlands sanitation on the Tonle Sap Lake

World Wetlands Day (2nd February) raises global awareness about the importance of wetlands and the need to restore, conserve and promote sustainable use. The day was founded by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in 1971, where contracting nations commit to identifying...

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The EWB Challenge on the world stage

The EWB Challenge on the world stage

This year’s EWB Challenge Showcase was delivered in collaboration with the World Engineers Convention (WEC) and created a dynamic atmosphere that sets the bar for engagement and activation of the engineering and engineering education sectors. Each year, the EWB...

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Portrait of a new stereotype

Portrait of a new stereotype

Patricia Tatel, a student from the University of Queensland, joined as a volunteer on EWB's Torres Strait Regioneering trip last month. Led by EWB/Mecca MPower grant recipient Erin Hughes, the trip aimed to build on the school outreach work that EWB has previously...

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1000 young leaders unleash on the SDGs

1000 young leaders unleash on the SDGs

1000 participants. 150 facilitators. 9 days. 1 location. That's the United Nations UNLEASH, an annual program that started in 2018 (and will continue to 2030), where 1000 young leaders from various fields (and from over 160 countries) come together to generate new,...

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Scoping for best-practice

Scoping for best-practice

Much has been written about the EWB Challenge—our ground-breaking, first-year University program, now in its 13th year. Embedded into the curriculum of 28 Australian and New Zealand Universities (and adopted by EWB organisations around the world), the EWB Challenge...

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Water shortage solution for Cambodian families

Water shortage solution for Cambodian families

  4 EWB Field Professional volunteers placed with RWC since 2015 Underground rainwater tank pilot tested in 10 households (57 individuals total) Over 20 RWC staff and interns capacity strengthened  Climate change has brought about significant drought and...

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Link Research Symposium 2019

On Monday 2nd December RMIT kindly hosted our annual Link Research Symposium. The Symposium is the closing event of the year where students engaged in the research program present their findings to staff, peers and members of the engineering education community. It...

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