Engineers Without Borders Washington DC Professional Chapter
Engineers Without Borders Washington DC Professional Chapter (EWB-DC) spreads both the vision and the mission of EWB-USA by partnering with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects. EWB-DC engages developing communities in resolving particular infrastructure needs that the community itself has identified. Projects include but are not limited to the design and construction of water distribution, waste-water treatment, sanitation, energy, and shelter systems. The overall objective of every project is to incorporate and train the community in all phases of the sustainable projects to ensure ownership, appropriateness and long-term effectiveness. Currently, EWB-DC has four active projects: a drinking water system in Cameroon, a community center in Panama, a vehicular bridge in Burkina Faso, and a drinking water system in Peru.
EWB-DC is an all-volunteer group, involving professionals with a range of backgrounds including engineering, public health, anthropology, geology, and business. EWB-DC works together with local EWB Student Chapters to improve the quality of life in partner communities worldwide.
Fundraising Lead (Volunteer Opportunity)
Communications Lead (Volunteer Opportunity)