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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 city...

Sparking Curiosity In Future Engineers

Sparking Curiosity In Future Engineers

Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) has teamed up with long-time, corporate friend, Bentley Systems, to spark curiosity in future engineering students through the delivery of the Innovation Challenge (22nd - 24th November 2021). Andria Zanotto is an EWB...

Regioneering in the west

Regioneering in the west

In June 2021, thirteen EWB volunteers from West Australian Chapters took a four-car convoy for a week-long trip, ‘regioneering’ their way through the state’s south-west. EWB's Regioneering program aims to inspire students in remote areas to explore engineering and...

Stories from the field – Kasey Williams

Stories from the field – Kasey Williams

Most high school students walk away from university open days with a bunch of flyers, drink bottles and a show bag from the snow club. Kasey Williams certainly did too, but she also gained valuable insight into the flourishing world of humanitarian engineering.  Kasey...

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Stories from the field – Vikrant Gorasia

Stories from the field – Vikrant Gorasia

​​One day on his daily commute to primary school, they took a detour. Roadworks lead the school bus through Kibera, a neighbourhood that is home to Kenya’s largest slum. Outside the bus window, sewage was used as a domestic water source and layers of smoke formed a...

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Regioneering takes head, heart, and action

Regioneering takes head, heart, and action

By Lachlan Fraser Before the volunteers from EWB’s 2019 Regioneering program flew to the Torres Strait, the students involved in the upcoming workshops were asked to draw a picture of an engineer. One young girl drew a male stick figure next to a car - no surprise!...

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National Volunteer Week 2021 Shout Out

National Volunteer Week 2021 Shout Out

It would be impossible to run all the life-changing projects at EWB without the tireless and dedicated work of our amazing volunteers. This National Volunteer Week (May 17-23 2021) we want to say a massive THANK YOU to these people, who make our work possible! We...

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Good will hacking – monitoring the moto

Good will hacking – monitoring the moto

Patrick carries around five second-hand phones. On the weekends, he straps them onto the dashboard of his car and takes them for a drive through Sydney’s streets. Patrick’s not a covert criminal running some kind of dodgy operation. He’s conducting important work on a...

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Developing emergency guidelines for Vanuatu

Developing emergency guidelines for Vanuatu

In Vanuatu, the world’s most disaster-prone country, there is not yet an approved approach or plan to guide a sanitation and hygiene response after an emergency. The confluence of Cyclone Harold and a global pandemic in March 2020 saw the significant impact on Vanuatu...

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