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3 Impactful Minutes! – Agreements

This short webinar will provide clarification on which community agreement template to use at each level of project development in our international community programs.

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3 Impactful Minutes! – Program Summary (Logframe part 1)

This short webinar will define the key elements of a program summary: the goal, objectives, outputs and activities, which will be used in developing the program’s logical framework.

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Assessment Trips for Water Supply Projects Webinar

Planning on conducting an assessment trip for your water supply project? Watch this presentation to learn more.

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Battery Systems Operations & Maintenance

EWB-USA’s Energy Standing Content Committee has drafted operational and maintenance guidelines to assist chapters using battery power as a part of their project implementation. Energy storage via batteries is an expensive component of a project that can have a short life expectancy unless properly maintained. Proper maintenance will aid in making your project a long lasting success without… Read more »

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Chapter & Expense Report How-to-Guide

This 7-minute webinar is a how-to-guide that explains how to correctly fill out and turn in a project or chapter expense report.

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Community Engineering Corps Project Process

The Community Engineering Corps (CEC) has a different project process than international programs. Learn more about this different project process here.

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Community Engineering Corps: Domestic Projects with EWB-USA

Want to learn more about the Community Engineering Corps? This is a good place to start.

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Community Engineering Corps: New Project Kickoff

This webinar provides an introduction to chapters with new Community Engineering Corps projects. You will need to register to view it.

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EWB-USA Project Process Presentation

This webinar provides information about the background and details of the EWB-USA project process.

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Guidelines for Documenting Your Design for an EWB-USA Project

Documenting your design from beginning to end is standard engineering practice and is required as part of the EWB-USA Project Process. Many chapters struggle with how to properly document their design with calculations, drawings and specifications. As chapters move into the design phase of their project many chapters have their implementation proposals (525s) put on… Read more »

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Health and Safety Planning for EWB-USA Projects: Anticipating, recognizing, and controlling hazards

The purpose and value of this presentation will be to enable volunteers to use the written Health & Safety Plan as a tools for recognizing and evaluating potential health & safety exposure hazards. The hazards that EWB-USA volunteers may face range from biological hazards, foodborne illnesses, to construction hazards and civil unrest. This briefing will increase their awareness… Read more »

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How To Complete a 530 – Pre-Monitoring Report to prepare for a Monitoring Trip

This webinar describes how a chapter completes a 530 – Pre-Monitoring Report to prepare for a Monitoring Trip to their community.

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How to Develop a Logical Framework (Logframe)

EWB-USA’s mission and vision requires that the programs we implement are well planned and sustainable. The Logical Framework approach enables the main elements of a program to be concisely summarized and brings structure and logic to the relationship between program purpose and intended inputs, planned activities, and expected results. If used with flexibility, this approach to planning encourages… Read more »

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How to Prepare the 521 Pre-Assessment Report

This webinar describes how a chapter completes a 521-Pre Assessment Report to prepare for an Assessment Trip to their community.

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How to Prepare the 525 Pre-Implementation Report

This webinar goes over key points on how to put together a complete 525-Pre Implementation Report so that it meets the expectations of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

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How to Present to TAC

This webinar gives you tips on how to prepare a good presentation for the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), in addition to the overall logistics for the regional TAC meetings and TAC approval process.

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Introduction to the Community Engineering Corps

This video provides an introduction to the Community Engineering Corps. The CEC is the part of EWB-USA that focuses on domestic projects.

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Lessons Learned in Sustainability on EWB-USA Projects

This presentation takes lessons learned from previous EWB-USA chapters on instilling sustainability throughout an EWB-USA project. Whether you think you’re a pro at sustainability or just getting started, this presentation is for you.

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Mapping for Water Supply Improvements in Developing Countries

A sound analysis of the needs of a community requires the collection of geographically related data including its boundaries, membership, environment, vulnerability and capacity of physical and natural resources, metrics of the existing conditions, among others at the beginning of the assessment process of a design project. Mapping is the critical input to this analysis. In this presentation,… Read more »

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Member Code of Conduct Webinar

Learn more about the EWB-USA member code of conduct by watching this previously recorded presentation. For more information about the member code of conduct, visit our helpdesk (http://help.ewb-usa.org/customer/portal/articles/2025754-member-code-of-conduct)

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Mentoring of EWB-USA

Mentorships are an important part of the EWB-USA model. You can learn more about mentoring student chapters by watching this presentation. 

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Most Significant Change: Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation

Most Significant Change (MSC) is a form of participatory monitoring and evaluation. It is participatory because many project stakeholders are involved both in deciding the sorts of changes to be recorded and in analyzing the data collected. It is a form of monitoring because it occurs throughout the program cycle and provides information to help people manage… Read more »

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New International Community Program Application Process

This presentation focuses on the new international community program application process (501), with an emphasis on understanding the three-way partnership at the heart of a community program, the role each partner plays and conveying that information in the 501 application. Particular attention is given to obtaining community input and incorporating this into an application. The… Read more »

New Officer Orientation Webinar

The New Officer Orientation webinar provides leaders of EWB-USA chapters guidance on chapter operations, the community-driven development model, policies, procedures and resources. All new officers are encouraged to view the training.

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New Program Kickoff Presentation – International Community Programs 2016

You likely have a lot of questions before you take the next step with your program and our Program Engineers are here to help you. As an integral component of our larger effort to improve the quality of EWB-USA projects, this presentation will acquaint your chapter with EWB-USA’s project process and ensure your chapter is heading… Read more »

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New Program Kickoff Webinar

EWB-USA offers a monthly New Program Kickoff presentation to chapters beginning new programs.

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Planning for Sustainability on Assessment Trips

Sustainability is a core component of our organization. To learn more about planning for sustainability while conducting an assessment trip, watch this previously recorded presentation.

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Planning for Sustainability on Structure Assessment Trips Presentation

This presentation describes the best practices for an assessment trip for a structural building project.

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PMEL Program Introduction Webinar

An insightful presentation on the EWB-USA approach to PMEL.

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Preparing for your Latrine Assessment Trip

Getting ready to conduct a latrine building project? Watch this previously recorded presentation on preparing for a latrine assessment trip

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Principles of Community Development Presentation

A summary of principles EWB-USA follows to ensure meaningful community involvement in all EWB-USA projects. This introductory webinar introduces EWB-USA members to our general approach to community development.

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Professional Mentors and Technical Lead Roles in EWB-USA

This webinar describes the role that a Professional Mentor, or a Technical Lead for a professional chapter, is accepting when signing on with a project team through EWB-USA.

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Program Sustainability Presentation

A summary of the principles of sustainability as they relate to our EWB-USA programs.

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Travel Medicine for EWB-USA

EWB-USA projects are typically in remote locations with little to no access to emergency medical responders or advanced medical care. On top of the safety issues, EWB-USA volunteers must also be aware of the medical issues surrounding the location, our volunteers, and the activities conducted during EWB-USA trips. The consequences of a simple blister or… Read more »

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Using Anthropology Methods and Tools for Effective Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

This presentation introduces improved methods for two field anthropology tools (focus groups and household surveys) and suggestions on how to integrate them during assessment, implementation, and monitoring trips. The methodology is based off of courses the presenters took during a summer-long field school in Costa Rica in 2013 through the University of South Florida AnthroEngineering research program. This… Read more »

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Water Supply- Part 1 of 3: Source Selection and Development

This webinar gives guidance on how to evaluate a source of water, general design criteria for developing or enhancing that source, and factors to consider when planning for sustainability of your water project.

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Water Supply- Part 2 of 3: Distribution and Storage Webinar

This webinar gives guidance on assessing, designing, and constructing facilities to store and distribute water once the source has been developed.

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Water Supply- Part 3 of 3: Water Treatment

This webinar provides guidance on how to assess, design, and implement point of use and community-scale water treatment systems that are most common on EWB-USA projects.

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What Makes an Energy Project Work?

As energy-related projects become more prevalent in EWB-USA programs, a careful look at past project failures and successes can lead to better future projects. In this presentation, the EWB-USA Energy Standing Content Committee explores the social and technical challenges inherent to energy projects, using several case studies. Viewers will gain an understanding of resources available to support energy… Read more »

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