Spotlight on EWB-USA Volunteer Philip Wolstenholme

With an impressive career spanning almost four decades, Philip Wolstenholme, PE and Vice President at Brown and Caldwell, is now lending his expertise to the people of Malawi. Over the last two years, Philip’s volunteer service with EWB-USA has included fixing wells, training local technicians and restoring water to rural healthcare facilities. Having recently returned… Read more »

After the Fires: EWB-USA Proves the Power of Engineering in Disaster Recovery

“Make no mistake, this is a serious, critical, catastrophic event,” CalFire Director Ken Pimlott, speaking on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 the third day of the Tubbs Fire. “These fires are literally just burning faster than firefighters can run.” Diablo Winds The wind. The Tubbs fire began on the night of Oct. 8, 2017 near Calistoga… Read more »

Building a More Sustainable, Climate-Resilient and Just Future with EWB-USA

Climate change is a pressing global challenge that is becoming more urgent and visible each day. EWB-USA’s vision of a world in which every community has the capacity to sustainably meet their basic needs can only be achieved by rising to the challenges presented by climate change and incorporating climate change thinking into the work… Read more »

Brewing Good: Helping Nicaraguan Farmers Take Beans to Market

Coffee is the third most consumed beverage in the world (after water and tea). About half of Americans drink coffee every day, but rarely think about the people half a world away who picked the beans and the technology that makes it possible to bring them to market and our mugs. EWB-USA’s Puget Sound Professional… Read more »

A Conversation With Volunteer and Corporate Champion Heidi Lemieux

Heidi Lemieux wears a lot of hats. She’s a senior engineer with Sanborn, Head & Associates Inc., co-founder of Engineers Without Borders USA’s (EWB-USA) New Hampshire Professional Chapter, and  since 2016 she’s been leading a major EWB-USA water project. She recently returned from Uganda with six members of EWB-USA’s New Hampshire chapter. During the trip,… Read more »

Clean Power and Job Creation: Improving the Lives of Somali Refugees in the Vast Ethiopian Desert

As part of our ongoing relationship with United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the IKEA Foundation, EWB-USA’s Engineering Service Corps volunteers and staff have been working to bring clean electricity to the Dollo Ado camps since September 2017. To date, we’ve installed approximately one-third of 52 planned solar micro-grids. These… Read more »

Building a Safe Space to Educate Guatemala’s Future Leaders

Ours is a world filled with inequality. But it doesn’t have to be. There’s proof the world over that education is key to leveling the playing field. What difference can engineers make in the global education story? In Engineers Without Borders USA’s work in more than 45 countries, a primary role for our volunteer engineers’… Read more »