Technology Developmentwe take great new ideas and develop them into life changing technology for the hardest to reach.
We work with some of the most creative minds in engineering and combine that with a passion for
Our dedicated innovation pipeline fosters new solutions for safe sanitation, water, energy, and shelter, and puts the needs of the community first. From student ideation through EWB Challenge and EWB Design Summits, to further investigation and testing with EWB Research, and EWB Field Placements, we take great new ideas and develop them into
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Meeting on Yirrganydji Country for the EWB Challenge Showcase
Hosted by event sponsors TNQ Drought Hub and The Cairns Institute at James Cook University’s Nguma-bada campus, the 15th EWB Challenge Showcase heralded the return to in-person showcases since the start of the pandemic. Students, academics, judges, and EWB staff from around Australia were eager to travel to Yirrganydji Country in far north Queensland, which was the site of the project brief for this year’s EWB Challenge.
Meet EWB volunteer, Harshana!
Harshana, Civil and Water Engineer Volunteering with the EWB Australia in Vanuatu team Harshana is part of EWB's volunteer crew in Vanuatu, and is just one of the hundreds of volunteers across the EWB volunteer network! Volunteers dedicate time and effort to ensure...
Futur-neered: a Youth Outreach milestone
Caption: Youth Outreach volunteers convene at the Futur-neers Forum in Melbourne (April 2022). A year of targeted investment in EWB’s volunteer-driven Youth Outreach program placed a strong focus on impact evaluation and shaping the “next era” of outreach at EWB. The...
Volunteering for skills and to contribute to ‘my beloved country’
We celebrate the amazing contribution of our volunteers every day! But United Nations International Volunteer Day, on December 5th each year, is a time to give an immense thanks! Volunteers are so important to EWB's work. They dedicate time and effort to ensure the...
Clean, safe water needed for remote Indigenous communities
Access to safe and reliable water is a basic human right, and essential for health and quality of life. Yet not all remote First Nations communities can access it. The Engineers Without Borders Australia Engineering on Country (EoC) Water Program aims to ensure First...
Sanitation solutions for hard ground environments in Cambodia
Despite significant progress over the years to increase access to rural sanitation services, Cambodia continues to report the highest rate of open defecation in the region. In 2011, to address the many health and environmental issues associated with open defecation,...
Announcing our 2023 EWB Challenge community partner
Photo caption: Technology Development Specialist Mariny Chheang and Program Support Officer Chanrika Keo leading a female focus group with Pu Ngaol village members. Each year, over 10,000 first-year university students across Australia and New Zealand participate in...
Meet our Futur-neers: Emily Chung
Feature image: Emily renovating women’s crisis accommodation with Habitat for Humanity as a volunteer in 2018. “I’m quite motivated by doing things other people don’t. Being one of the only female students in my engineering classes didn’t bother me. I proved that I...
Meet our Futur-neers: Elise McCaul
Image: UNSW Chapter Co-President, Elise McCaul, presenting a session about her experience delivering Youth Outreach at the 2022 Futur-neers Forum. As Elise kicked off her first year studying a Bachelor of Civil Engineering at The University of New South Wales, it...
Help shape EWB – nominate for the EWB Australia Board
Each year, voting members are invited to nominate and elect individuals to the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Australia Board of Directors (“The Board”). This is an important opportunity to have your say and elect individuals who can make a valuable contribution in...