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ASCE_ EWB-USA Partnership-for ASCE Audience-10-29-10


									For an ASCE audience

                  ASCE, EWB-USA Partnership:
                    Making It Win-Win for All
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     Today’s Presentation
   What is EWB-USA
   Making the ASCE/EWB-USA
    partnership work for all
What is EWB-USA?
   A non-profit, humanitarian engineering
    organization that:
    – Attracts energetic students & young
      professionals, along with seasoned PEs, for
      humanitarian projects
    – Develops partnerships with local communities
    – Designs and builds hands-on sustainable
      engineering projects
    – Fosters teamwork, communication, and
      enhances global perspectives
    – Develops operating capabilities within the
      communities through education and training
    – Provides the opportunity to pursue other
      economic development activities
What is EWB-USA?

   12,000+ members
   250+ chapters – both
    professional and student
   400+ projects per year
    in 45+ countries
   Predominantly Africa,
    Asia, & Central/South
What is EWB-USA?

   Founded in 2000 by Bernard
    Amadei, Ph.D., Dist.M.ASCE, NAE
   Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado
   Board of Directors
   National Staff
What is EWB-USA?

Seven EWB-USA Regions:
   Support new chapter start up
   Host annual regional training
   Provide training for member chapters
   Foster information exchange
EWB-USA Vision

 A world in which the communities we
 serve have the capacity to
 sustainably meet their basic human
 needs, and that our members have
 enriched global perspectives through
 the innovative professional
 educational opportunities that the
 EWB-USA program provides.
EWB-USA Mission

Engineers Without Borders–USA
supports community-driven
development programs worldwide by
collaborating with local partners to
design and implement sustainable
engineering projects, while creating
transformative experiences and
responsible leaders.
How does EWB-USA work?
   EWB-USA receives program applications from
    small- to mid-sized communities around the world
   A review committee posts appropriate programs
    for EWB-USA local chapters to consider
   Local chapters make proposals on programs
   EWB-USA looks for best fit and awards programs
   There may be many projects within one
    community program
   Chapters work with community partners to
    establish priorities for which projects to
    collaborate on first
How does EWB-USA work?
   Projects are reviewed for quality and
       Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) –
        volunteer review
       National staff review
       Health & safety review
       Reviews at all steps in a project’s lifetime
         Assessment, alternative design analysis,
          implementation, monitoring & evaluation
   EWB-USA receives funds through donations,
    sponsorships, and member dues
How Chapters Adopt Community Programs
   Chapter project team formed
   Project begins
    – Chapter team contacts community, learns about
      culture and needs

   Assessment trip
    – Team travels to community to gather information

   Assessment report
    – Documents findings of assessment trip

 Alternatives analysis / design feasibility
   Pre-implementation
    – Improve design; submit design to TAC
How Chapters Adopt Community Programs

   Implementation trip
    – Travel to community to implement design

   Implementation report
    – Document what was accomplished on
      implementation trip

   Continuing project application
    – EWB-USA makes a 5+-year commitment to
    – Initiatives and relationship building continues for
      future programs
How to Make a Real Difference
Bbanda, Uganda
Bbanda, Uganda
   No water distribution
    – Villagers carry water long distances
    – Water must then be boiled
    – Children miss school to gather water and are
      exposed to water-borne illnesses
   EWB Northeastern University Chapter plans to
    provide easier access
    – Boreholes, shallow wells, rain-water catchments,
      and source protection
   No longer a choice of water or school
   More time for income generating activities
A special relationship
   EWB-USA experienced growing pains
    – Excitement for EWB-USA caused extremely
      fast expansion, straining resources
   ASCE is helping EWB-USA manage its
    growth challenges:
    – Cash infusion
    – Association management expertise
    – Input through two ASCE seats on the EWB-
      USA Board
    – Remaining big need:
        Experienced engineers to mentor!
Why the partnership?

 Energizes   civil engineers and students
 Enhances    the diversity
 of the civil engineering
 Develops sense of teamwork
 and communication within
 engineering programs
Why the partnership?

   Prepares civil engineers for practice in the
    global environment
   Enriches the civil
    engineering education
   Enhances the public
    image of civil engineering
Making it work locally

ASCE/EWB-USA “liaisons” asked to:
 Befocal point of relationship between
 local ASCE and EWB-USA chapters
       counterpart’s meetings and inform
 Attend
 them of cooperation potential
    up joint local ASCE/EWB-USA
 Set
Making it work locally

ASCE/EWB-USA “liaisons” asked to:
   Invite local counterparts to make presentations at

   Facilitate mutual member participation in EWB-
    USA projects

   Identify opportunities for resource sharing and

   Show the professionals and students the benefits
    of membership in both ASCE and EWB-USA
What’s in it for ASCE?
   Networking among peers ─ students,
    professionals, and clients
   Volunteer opportunities for your Section / Branch
    – Mentoring students and young professionals
      through participation in international development
    – Taking part in small, hands-on programs that
      directly benefit users
   Strengthening ASCE’s future and public image
   Synergy between ASCE’s purpose and goals and
    EWB-USA’s goals and activities in the areas of:
    – Humanitarianism, Infrastructure, Diversity,
      Mentoring, Globalization and Sustainability
Make a personal commitment

   Become an EWB-USA member:
    – ASCE members receive a significant discount
      • Professional Members - $100 (ASCE - $60)
      • Supporting Members - $75 (ASCE - $40)
        – Only Professional Members may participate
          on projects
   Contribute your technical expertise
    – As project designers and reviewers
   Become a mentor
    – Support up-and-coming engineers: Early
      career guidance
Find a local EWB-USA Chapter

   Visit the EWB-USA Chapters site at
   Or contact:
    –Daryl Morais (
    –Narcy Ibanez (
     of the ASCE Geographic Services

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