Monday, July 25, 2011

Supplying Water and Electricity to an Indian Town

First year engineering students will present designs for supplying water and power to an Indian village, at the Australian National University in Canberra, 1 Aug 2011 as part of National Engineering Week:
During 2011, Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) is working with its partner Pitchandikulam Forest and the community of Devikulam in south-east India on the 2011 EWB Challenge. Over 8,000 first year university students across Australasia will be involved with the EWB Challenge to develop solutions to challenges identified by Devikulam including water and electricity supply, clean cooking and housing construction.

The top four teams from the Australian National University (ANU) Research School of Engineering will present the solutions they have developed. The top team will be selected which could then represent the ACT Region as one of the teams from around Australasia to present at a national conference in December. Engineers, those interested in community development, and members of the general public are welcome to see how engineers of the future can incorporate innovation and sustainable community development into all of their work. ...

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