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Stories from the field – Daniel Pires

Stories from the field – Daniel Pires

The Amazon River contains one-fifth of the world’s surface-level water. With two-thirds of the river snaking through Brazil, the sheer mass of water would appear to support a flourishing ecosystem and the citizens of Brazil’s sprawling cities. However, a mix of...
Vanuatu: World First Disposable Nappy Ban

Vanuatu: World First Disposable Nappy Ban

Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) is working with local organisation, Mama’s Laef and Vanuatu’s Ministry of Health to implement Vanuatu’s world first disposable nappy ban. VANUATU: WORLD FIRST DISPOSABLE NAPPY BAN Vanuatu is setting out to become the first...
Supporting Vanuatu’s Covid-19 education response

Supporting Vanuatu’s Covid-19 education response

Vanuatu remains one of the few countries in the world with no confirmed cases of Covid-19. But cultural activity, remote living, low incomes and a stretched health system make Vanuatu communities highly vulnerable to the spread of such a virus. EWB Australia has been...
How do we stop turning our environment into an open sewer?

How do we stop turning our environment into an open sewer?

Stephanie Hamel, WASH Program Manager in Vanuatu with EWB Australia and EWB New Zealand, shares her reflections on sanitation and the global environmental crisis. “For the past three years, I have worked as a Water Sensitive Urban Design/Drainage Officer in an...