The Baton Rouge Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-BRP) supports community-driven development programs worldwide through partnerships that design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences that enrich global perspectives and create responsible leaders.
We are made up of multi-disciplined professionals centered around the Baton Rouge area. Our organization is titled "Engineers Without Borders", but our team is not limited to just engineers. We welcome anyone who is looking to make a difference for international and local communities in need.
Nearly a billion people around the world don't have access to clean water or sanitation, and almost a third of the world's population burn cancerous fossil fuels to cook food. The issues are daunting, but the solutions are often simple and inexpensive with a little ingenuity.
A clean water source can save lives and provide healthy futures. A properly engineered sanitation system can halt the spread of severe diseases and can improve the health and vitality of a community.
EWB-BRP is currently wrapping up its first water project and making plans for the next three. The project brought a sustainble potable water source to the village of Sam M'Bollet. The cost of the system was low enough to provide a lifetime of water for about $20 per villager! Our sustainability plan allows for system growth with population and financing of any necessary repairs and maintenance. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Sam M'Bollet and helping other communities gain the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs