Today, more than two billion people lack access to the most basic things—clean drinking water, adequate sanitation, reliable passage to local markets and more. The Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB) vision is a world in which the communities they serve have the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs.

EWB members are in remote corners of the world right now working hard to make EWB’s vision a reality. As a result of EWB’s ongoing projects, children can cross sturdy bridges to attend school, local clinics have consistent supplies of electricity, and accessing clean water isn’t a full-day chore for families.

EWB’s vision is ambitious but achievable and everyone has an important role to play—including you. Every contribution to their cause helps EWB engineer a better world. Visit to learn more and get involved.  Also, check out the Great Lakes Region facebook page here.

Fast Facts:

  • EWB-USA was founded by Dr. Bernard Amadei in 2002 at the University of Colorado Boulder
  • EWB-USA currently has 15,900 members
  • EWB-USA has 277 student and professional chapters across the United States
  • EWB-USA has impacted more than 2,500,000 lives through EWB-USA projects
  • Project areas include water, energy, agriculture, civil works, structures, sanitation.
  • Since 2002, EWB-USA has worked in more than 47 countries around the world
  • EWB-USA’s Executive Director is Cathy Leslie, P.E., F. ASCE
  • EWB-USA Headquarters are located at the Posner Center for International Development in Denver, Colorado