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Leading and building the movement for Humanitarian Engineering takes us all over Australia and overseas. And we love to share the inspiring stories of impact from our programs! 
 

 
Showcasing Stories of Indigenous Engineering

In recognition of Reconciliation Week 2017, EWB-Australia hosted an evening to showcase Stories of Indigenous Engineering. Through video and conversation we shared this story series celebrating the rich contribution of Indigenous tradit...
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Finding the glowing happiness inside

"A small glowing happiness on the inside’ is how Jenny Mackay describes her feelings having spent some time volunteering with EWB School Outreach.  Jenny, a chemical engineer at Origin Energy put her hand up to volunteer with E...
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The guide to Non-gineering for Not-Engineers everywhere

"Before I started volunteering at Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Australia, I could barely explain what my sister a Sustainable Systems Engineering student did. Although we are identical twins (with supposedly identical genetics) I chose the ...
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Inspiring change in the classroom

"School outreach makes a difference because it can inspire change at classroom level, and that is where the greatest impression can be made.” When Erhart was a young student making subject choices that would shape his future career, he...
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The human centered approach to sanitation

Engineers Without Borders Australia uses human centred design to empower 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 heard the word toilet before....
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Emergency response to El Nino in Timor

  Rural Timor-Leste relies heavily on the rainy season for the replenishment of their aquifers and water sources. Additionally, agriculture and livestock rearing depend on the rainy season precipitation. The 2015-16 El Nino event crippled pa...
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It's sanitation but not as we know it

Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) has pioneered access to sanitation for communities living in challenging environments, and is fostering cross-sector collaboration to help rural Cambodians access appropriate, affordable sanitation sol...
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Designing for Disabilities

Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) uses human-centred design to promote equitable access for people with disabilities in Australia and the Indo-Pacific. One in five people in Australia, almost four million people, have a disability and the...
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Empowering women in engineering in Timor Leste

Working hand in hand to overcome gender barriers, EWB Australia and Feto Enjiñeira are empowering women in Timor.  A civil engineer in Timor-Leste, Dulce Adolzinda Ximenes Soares, is passionate about the importance...
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From Aid to Enterprise with Atec*

Engineers Without Borders Australia’s ATEC Biodigester project is an innovative social enterprise providing clean energy and health benefits to rural Cambodians. (Watch the video) Like 85% of rural Cambodians, Long Sokhon&nbs...
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