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October 19 2010 at 14:27

Shifting the system: Harnessing the power of engineering to address poverty

This article appeared in the September/October issue of Engineering Dimensions, put out by the Professional Engineers of Ontario. Featuring our work in Malawi and Ghana, the article showcases the ways EWB is supporting systemic change.
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August 12 2010 at 17:11

Building water systems, not just wells - Dan Olsen in OSPE's Society Notes

Dan Olsen arrived in Buipe at the beginning of Ghana’s dry season. Because of this, by February most of the wells had dried up and many community members had no choice but to drink water from a nearby dugout pond. Soon after, Buipe’s district recorded Ghana’s highest number of guinea worm cases, a deadly water borne parasite worm infection. Dan writes about the need for water systems and EWB's work with rural infrastrucure management in Ghana.
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August 11 2010 at 15:01

Planning for Success in Chereponi District, Ghana

Dhaval Bhavsar is working on EWB’s Governance and Rural Infrastructure team, where EWB is working with districts to improve their infrastructure planning capabilities to better meet water, road, education and healthcare needs of rural communities. Read on to learn more of Dhaval's experiences in Chereponi District.
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