Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) is a member-based, not-for-profit organisation with over 12 years experience in creating change through humanitarian engineering. EWB began as a small community of people passionate about improving the quality of life in disadvantaged communities through people-centred engineering.
EWB Australia works through partnerships to build technical and professional capacity of local staff and organisations, institutions and the wider water and sanitation sector. We collaborate with strategic partners and leverage our own experience and strengths to explore innovative solutions to specific technical gaps in country.
EWB has extensive expertise in recruiting, preparing, and supporting suitable technical Australian water professionals to work alongside professionals across technical sectors in complex, cross-cultural environments. EWB Australia has access to over one thousand members who hail from engineering and technical backgrounds and experiences, including senior- and mid-level professional engineers, graduate engineers and university students.
We have experience sharing knowledge and building technical capacity and skills across technical sectors with international counterparts in South & South-East Asia. EWB has seconded over 100 technical professionals to work with EWB’s community partners on building and strengthening capacity at the individual, organisational and community levels.
EWB Australia also has a core focus in the research, development and scale up of appropriate technologies in water, sanitation and renewable energy (including sanitation solutions such as biodigesters and assistive technologies to improve access to toilets).
EWB Australia has experience working in 8 different countries, including: Cambodia, Vietnam, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Laos, India, Sri Lanka & Nepal.