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Hard Rock Sanitation Solutions and World Toilet Day

Hard Rock Sanitation Solutions and World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day is 19 November. It’s a time to consider the massive impact safer sanitation and hygiene solutions can have for the 4.2 billion people living without access to safe sanitation. The day focuses on international efforts to achieve SDG 6: Water and...

Celebrate Naidoc Week 2020

Celebrate Naidoc Week 2020

We are delighted to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2020 and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. For 65,000 years First Nations People occupied and cared for our country and were our first farmers, scientists, astronomers,...

2030 Strategy Launch Webinar Q&As

2030 Strategy Launch Webinar Q&As

During our 2030 Strategy launch webinar, held on Wednesday October 14, 2020, we were delighted to receive some great questions from our event participants, many of which we did not have the time to answer. We have answered many of these here, in this Q&A post. Q....

Women In Engineering Day 2020: webinar

Women In Engineering Day 2020: webinar

View the webinar recording here. Despite the opportunities available to women in engineering, the percentage of women in the engineering workforce sits below 13%. Defying the national trend, at Engineers Without Borders Australia, women make up 30-45% of the programs...

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How can we take reconciliaction?

How can we take reconciliaction?

By EWB CEO, Eleanor Loudon Over the past week, there has been much reflection, sharing, and (online) gathering in support of National Reconciliation Week. This year's theme #InThisTogether mirrors the Covid-19 pandemic call-to-action, whilst being a pointed reminder...

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Increasing access to energy on Country

Increasing access to energy on Country

Currently, many Indigenous communities are only able to access reliable energy on Country through the use of petrol and diesel generators - which can be costly to run and maintain - or through fixed renewable energy systems that are prohibitively expensive. In 2020...

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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...

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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...

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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

MePatricia 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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