State of California Tackles Drought with IoT & Blockchain

Feb. 7, 2019

IBM Pilots Blockchain and IoT Sensor Solution To Track Sustainable Groundwater Usage In California , Forbes, February 8, 2018 State of California Tackles Drought with IoT & Blockchain , IBM, February 8, 2018 The Freshwater Trust, IBM Research SweetSense Inc. and the University of Colorado Boulder aim to make groundwater...

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Bridges to Prosperity Impact Evaluation

Dec. 10, 2018

Isolation caused by lack of transportation infrastructure affects almost every facet of life for the rural poor. Without adequate transportation access, families cannot access schools, health care, employment, or local markets to sell and buy goods. The World Bank estimates that nearly a billion people worldwide lack access to an...

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Allie Davis, Amy Javernick-Will & Sherri Cook Published in Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology

Oct. 2, 2018

Allie Davis, Amy Javernick-Will and Sherri Cook are recently published in Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology with a paper titled "A comparison of interviews, focus groups, and photovoice to identify sanitation priorities and increase success of community-based sanitation systems". Abstract: Addressing priorities is essential for the success of water...

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Next Generation Professional Report

Sept. 19, 2018

Global development is undergoing a dramatic transformation that is impacting the industry's human capital and landscape. Development professionals a decade from now will not look the same as they do today. Read the survey summary where diverse development professionals predict what will help them navigate, thrive and excel in the...

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Evan Thomas Lays Out New Vision and Plans for Mortenson Center

Aug. 14, 2018

There are a billion people in the world who don’t have access to clean water while 2 billion people don’t have safe sanitation. Almost half of the world’s population still uses firewood daily. These are some of the global development challenges that Evan Thomas, the new director of the Mortenson...


Evan Thomas Takes Reins as New Director

July 3, 2018

A Note from MCEDC's New Director, Evan Thomas! I am excited to join the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities and work with our incredible team of students, faculty, and staff to maximize the University of Colorado Boulder's positive impact in the world. Over the coming months, the MCEDC...


Highlight of Amadei's Work With SIPP in Kidron Valley

May 10, 2018

Bernard Amadei has been working to engage Israeli and Palestinian engineering to solve their mutual water, waste, and wastewater issues for years. Here's an article from the Boulder Weekly written about the local NGO with which he works.

Congratulations to our EDC Graduates

May 10, 2018

Congratulations to all of the students who graduated today with their MS degrees and a graduate certificate in EDC! Doug Alleman, Civil Engineering Jonathan Berry, Civil Engineering Katherine Chambers, Civil Engineering Anna Issa, Environmental Engineering Rachel Kennedy, Architectural Engineering Nicollette Laroco, Civil Engineering Liesbet Olaerts, Civil Engineering Eric Peterson, Environmental...

Naomi Chang Wins Boren Fellowship

April 20, 2018

Naomi Chang was selected as a Boren Fellow, which provides funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests ( This fellowship will provide support for her summer practicum with Maji Safi Group in Shirati, Tanzania where she will...

WASH Seminar on 4/17/18

April 3, 2018

Bruce Gordon, Coordinator of Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health at the World Health Organization, will present a seminar on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. This event is co-sponsored by the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities, the CEAE department, and the Linden Research Group. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:00 to...