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ABOUT

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.

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2002
January 1

EWB-USA Founded

EWB-USA Founded

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.

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2006
January 1

EWB-UD Founded

EWB-UD Founded

The late Dr. Steve Dentel, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, founded the University of Delaware chapter of Engineers Without Borders in 2006.

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2007
January 1

Cameroon Project Began

Cameroon Project Began

EWB-UD’s first official project began in Bamendjou, Cameroon in 2007. The goal of the project was to increase the quality, quantity, and access to clean drinking water in two villages in the region.

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2008
January 1

Guatemala Project Began

Guatemala Project Began

EWB-UD’s project in San Jose, Guatemala began in 2008. The purpose of this project was to construct a bridge over a river in the community that became flooded and impossible to travel over in the rainy season.

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2013
January 1

Cameroon Project Ended

Cameroon Project Ended

After successful assessment, implementation of a water sanitation and distribution system over seven trips, and monitoring of the community, EWB-UD’s partnership with the Bamendjou region of Cameroon officially came to a close.

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July 1

Guatemala Project Ended

Guatemala Project Ended

After successful assessment, implementation of a concrete bridge, and monitoring of the community, EWB-UD’s partnership with the community of San Jose, Guatemala officially came to a close.

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2014
January 1

Malawi Project & Partnership with Mphero Began

Malawi Project & Partnership with Mphero Began

In 2014, EWB-UD began a new program with the Sakata region of Malawi, a country in Southeast Africa. This region includes five villages with varying needs. We elected to begin our project first in the village of Mphero, where potable water was the top concern.

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2015
January 1

Philippines Project Began

Philippines Project Began

EWB-UD began another new partnership with the community of Ubujan, Philippines in 2015. The goal of this project is to bring sanitary, potable water to the community members through the installation of communal taps and a sanitation system.

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2016
August 20

IMPLEMENTATION IN MPHERO COMPLETED

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.

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2018
August 20

MALAWI PROJECT EXPANDED TO CHILIMANI

MALAWI PROJECT EXPANDED TO CHILIMANI

Immediately after the implementation project in Mphero, EWB-UD partnered with the nearby community of Chilimani. In the summer of 2018, we oversaw the construction of two borehole wells and handpumps, drastically improving access to water for over one thousand community members.

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August 20

PHILIPPINES TEAM COMPLETED ASSESSMENT

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.

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2019
August 20

MALAWI TEAM PARTNERED WITH LITI AND NKAGULA

MALAWI TEAM PARTNERED WITH LITI AND NKAGULA

In 2019, the Malawi project team reached out to yet another set of communities in Malawi: Liti and Nkagula. That August, EWB-UD members completed an assessment trip in these villages to identify locations for a water source and meet key community members.

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2020
January 20

IMPLEMENTATION IN PHILIPPINES COMPLETED

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.

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2021
September 1

BOLIVIA PROJECT BEGAN

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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