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Engineers Without Borders USA and Engineers Without Borders UD both have a rich history of building a better world. Scroll through the timeline below to learn more about our organization. To learn more about our projects, please visit our Projects page.
Dr. Bernard Amadei, Professor of Civil Engineering at University of Colorado Boulder, teamed up with eight of his students and another civil engineering expert to engineer a water sanitation and distribution system for the community of San Pablo, Belize. This was the first EWB-USA project. Dr. Amadei officially founded EWB in 2002, and since then, the organization has grown to over 16,000 members.
Malawi Project & Partnership with Mphero Began
IMPLEMENTATION IN MPHERO COMPLETED
After two assessment trips to determine the best way to help the Mphero community of Malawi, our Malawi project team completed an implementation trip in August 2016. On this trip, EWB-UD members oversaw the drilling and installation of a borehole well and hand pump within the village limits of Mphero.
MALAWI PROJECT EXPANDED TO CHILIMANI
PHILIPPINES TEAM COMPLETED ASSESSMENT
Between 2015 and 2018, the Philippines project team was hard at work laying the groundwork for their efforts in Ubujan. During this time, they embarked on three assessment trips which allowed them to foster a relationship with the community, assemble a Technical Advisory Board of experts in sustainable design, assess water quality, obtain a contractor, and create designs for a water distribution pipeline.
IMPLEMENTATION IN PHILIPPINES COMPLETED
Over the course of two implementation trips during January of 2019 and 2020, the Philippines project team oversaw the construction of a water chlorination facility and placement of over 1000 meters of piping to distribute sanitized water to four tap stands spread throughout the community. This system provides clean water to an estimated 500 members of the Ubujan community.
BOLIVIA PROJECT BEGAN
In 2021, EWB-UD partnered with Engineers in Action to start a new project with the community of Jatun Pampa, Bolivia. The goal of this project is to build a pedestrian suspension bridge allowing community members access to education and farms.
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