Engineers Without Borders is a non-profit humanitarian organization that seeks to implement sustainable engineering projects and improve quality of life in developing communities worldwide. These projects include building renewable energy sources, developing clean water systems, and constructing valuable infrastructure such as roads, schools, health clinics, and community centers. EWB-USA project participants are asked to promote high engineering standards by following the American Society of Civil Engineers' Code of Ethics.
The community of Talle Batti (pictured right) suffers from a multitude of health problems resulting from the lack of clean water. Our chapter is using sustainable engineering designs to solve this problem, and providing the education required to maintain the system and complete basic repairs if necessary. This approach will immediately improve the health and viability of the community, and will sustain the improvements for years to come.
The next general meeting will be held on December 19th, from 6 to 7pm in the second floor conference room of the Mary Pretlow Library in Norfolk, VA.
Third Annual 5K
Our third annual 5K run/walk was a huge success. Over 60 people registered for the event, held at First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach. Special thanks to our event sponsors: Paradigm Systems, and the American Society of Civil Engineers, Norfolk Branch.
Second Implementation Trip Complete
The travel team returned in June after two weeks of construction. With the assistance of the Peace Corps and local villagers, we have completed several improvements to protect common water resources and a pilot rain water harvesting system at our NGO's school.