Introducing Matt King

New EWB volunteer placement
We're excited to announce that our project in collaboration with Live and Learn, focused on sanitation in challenging environments, has found a placement volunteer. Matt King will be heading off to start his work in a little over a month. He kindly took the time to answer a few questions.

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Choosing the future of building materials

Calling all Aucklanders! Our friends Engineers for Social Responsibility are hosting a speaker evening to discuss the future of building materials. The event will be held at the University of Auckland on October 20th at 6pm!

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Sanitation in Challenging Environments

A quarter of Cambodia’s population live in more challenging geographical and environmental conditions such as regions prone to flooding, ground water contamination and hard rock areas, where conventional sanitation designs have proven unsuccessful.

In 2014, EWB Australia identified that appropriate technical solutions for Sanitation in Challenging Environments (SCE) was a niche area of need in the WASH sector.  In collaboration with partner organisations in Cambodia, EWBA began the SCE initiative to promote knowledge sharing, mobilise sector actors, build capacity of implementing partners and drive innovation to contribute to WASH sector program effectiveness to achieve sanitation access in challenging environments. 

EWBA, EWBNZ and Live and Learn have formed a partnership to build on a strong foundation of past experience, partnerships and momentum within the WASH sector around this issue in Cambodia and expand to other countries in the Pacific. This will be supported through several EWB programmes, including the SCE initiative and the EWB Challenge 2017.

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The EWB Dialogues on Development Team Return from Samoa

The annual Dialogues on Development study tour is one of EWBNZ’s Leadership and Training programs. Participants learn first-hand about sustainable development and the impact of humanitarian work in Samoa.

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Gina Yukich represents EWB at the Pacific Water Conference in Tonga

EWBer Gina Yukich recently returned from representing EWB in Tonga at the Pacific Water Conference.The Pacific Water Conference is a important annual event for water services and government departments involved in water delivery in Pacific nations.
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Dialogues on Development 2016

Dialogues on Development 2016 saw seven professional engineers taking part in the adventure of travelling to Samoa to get a deeper understanding of the impact of engineering in development work.


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Two Rainwater Harvesting Structures Completed in Vanuatu!

Kyle writes about the construction progress in Ambrym, Vanutau:


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Kyle Update 4

Our placement volunteer, Kyle in Vanuatu writes:

It has been a busy few weeks here in Vanuatu. I took a short trip back to the capital Port Vila to procure more materials and organize future shipments. I can confirm that this process is slow and extremely challenging!!  However I ended up winning and came back to Ambrym with a ship full of materials.


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Join EWBNZ at Elevate 2016


Join Engineers Without Borders New Zealand for a day packed with thought provoking speakers, innovative solutions and engaging debate.

Engineers Without Borders’ annual conference ‘Elevate’  brings together students and professionals, academics, development workers and representatives from our community partners. We meet to learn, discuss and act on EWB’s vision; to connect, educate and empower people through humanitarian engineering.

This year’s conference will tackle a topic with enormous implications, climate change. Engineers have a key role to play in adapting to climate disruption and building a zero-carbon world.

Hear from inspiring speakers from the Pacific, as well as innovators and leaders here in New Zealand, who are all working on the question of “How can we help Pacific communities to fight climate change?”.

This conference will encourage all of us to explore outside the technical sphere and investigate the social aspects of what climate change means for our communities, in NZ and the South Pacific.

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Auckland Movie Fundraising - Finding Dory

Join us for our fundraiser movie screening of the much anticipated 'Finding Dory' on the 25th of June! Funds raised are going toward our Wawan water supply project in Vanuatu (more info here).

Email if you would like to come along!