Meet Our Guatemala Country Director, Steve Crowe

EWB-USA’s Guatemala Country Director, Steve Crowe, is an outdoor enthusiast dedicated to exploring the Guatemalan landscapes with his wife and kids. In the office, he focuses his energy on making our Guatemala projects the best they can be! How did you first learn about and get involved with EWB-USA? My first involvement was helping to… Read more »

The Pathway to a Financially Sustainable Organization

  The students of my chapter, the EWB-USA Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) Chapter, talk a lot about the sustainability of our projects. Sustainability means different things for each project type, and we focus on structural projects – vehicular bridges, footbridges, schoolhouses. We go over and over design alternatives that will make the structure as… Read more »

Winners of the 2016 EWB-USA Photo Contest

We were blown away by this year’s Photo Contest submissions! EWB-USA’s volunteers are fantastic photographers, and it was no easy task to choose only three winners from the nearly 175 images we received. Volunteers uploaded their best photos that showed people working, revealed personality and character, challenged stereotypes, embodied the image of “building futures” and captured empowerment. We narrowed… Read more »

Community Engineering Corps Finishes First Drinking Water Project

The Community Engineering Corps recently completed its first-ever drinking water project by helping a small South Dakota subdivision figure out ways to improve its water supply, which regularly exceeds state and federal standards for total radium and gross alpha particles. Cedar Gulch II has 10 homes, 27 residents – and drinking water that contains five… Read more »

MSU Engineers Without Borders USA Chapter Completes Implementation of 9 Water Wells in Zambia

Note: this story was originally published by Mississippi State University. Mississippi State University’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA has completed the implementation of nine water wells in Simwatacheula, Zambia, providing sources of clean drinking water to approximately 10,000 people in rural communities. The five-year project in Zambia was organized by MSU Engineers Without Borders USA with… Read more »

Designing a Transportation Guide for Kosovo’s First Table Grape Commercial Harvest

This summer, EWB-USA launched a new partnership with USAID in support of their Farmer-to-Farmer Program in Kosovo. This one-year program provides technical assistance from U.S. volunteers to farmers, farm groups, agribusinesses and other agriculture sector institutions in developing and transitional countries with the goal of promoting sustainable improvements in food security and agricultural processing, production… Read more »

Share Your Adventures! EWB-USA’s 2016 Photo Contest

It’s time to relive your last trip to the field! The 2016 Engineers Without Borders USA Photo Contest is underway. “Like” EWB-USA on Facebook and submit a photo that you captured on an EWB-USA project since January 1, 2015, and you could win a $150 Amazon gift card! The submission period closes on October 17 at 11:59 p.m. PST.  … Read more »

The 11-Hour Journey for Clean Water

Dire statistics are an inherent reality of EWB-USA’s field of work. Globally, 663 million people lack access to clean drinking water, 2.4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation, and one in five people lack access to modern electricity. The uplifting part of this numbers story is that we know how to drastically reduce these… Read more »