Women getting water

Exploring assumptions in financing for urban water utilities in low-income countries

Feb. 10, 2021

Anna Libey, a PhD student in environmental engineering at CU Boulder, is the lead author on a new paper that compares utilities around the world and advocates for more subsidization in utility operations to provide clean water.

Women hauling water

A Steady DRIP with NASA Satellites

Feb. 4, 2021

NASA satellite data helps the people who maintain crucial infrastructure by highlighting the places most at-risk for drought and informing early warning actions to prevent the worst drought impacts on local communities.

Woman walking across a bridge

Center leading work to study trail bridge use in rural Rwanda

Dec. 14, 2020

A team from the center recently published results from a pilot impact evaluation of trail bridges in rural Rwanda. They installed sensors to monitor use at 12 bridge sites constructed by Denver-based nonprofit Bridges to Prosperity.

Professor Karl Linden headshot in a cranberry colored shirt

Linden To Receive Prestigious 2020 Clark Prize

Nov. 11, 2020

The National Water Research Institute (NWRI) and the Joan Irvine Smith and Athalie R. Clarke Foundation will present the 2020 Clarke Prize to Professor Karl Linden on Nov. 10. NWRI administers the prestigious $50,000 prize. Linden is the Mortenson Professor in Sustainable Development at the University of Colorado Boulder and...

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Nominations Now Open for 2021 Global Engineering Awards

Oct. 27, 2020

The Mortenson Center is hosting the Third Annual Global Engineering Awards recognizing a professional and a student whose work aligns with the Mortenson Center’s mission and vision. Nominations are now open and will be accepted until January 31, 2021. The Global Engineering Awards seek to highlight the work of individuals...

Jason Neff in the field examining infrastructure

Gift caps growth year for Mortenson Center in Global Engineering

Aug. 20, 2020

A gift of $2 million from the Mortenson family caps an impressive year of growth for the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering, including new federal and nonprofit funding totaling more than $11 million and significant research findings.

Global Engineers Book

The Global Engineers: Building a Safe and Equitable World Together

July 20, 2020

The Global Engineers: Building a Safe and Equitable World Together , is inspired by the opportunities for engineers to contribute to global prosperity. This book presents a vision for Global Engineering, and identifies that engineers should be concerned with the unequal and unjust distribution of access to basic services, such...

Water collection in Turkana, Kenya.

MacArthur Foundation honors drought emergency strategy

June 24, 2020

A CU Boulder and Millennium Water Alliance-led program committed to ending humanitarian drought emergencies in the Horn of Africa has been named one of the Top 100 in the prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation 100&Change competition ...

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A Commitment From the Mortenson Center

June 10, 2020

The Mortenson Center in Global Engineering community recognizes the pain and frustration caused by the systemic and unrelenting violence against Black communities. We denounce these acts and the systems that perpetuate them, and we stand in solidarity with all those speaking out against racial injustice and police brutality. This statement...

Global Engineering Award winners, staff and faculty

2020 Global Engineering Award Winners

April 14, 2020

On March 4th 2020, the Mortenson Center hosted the second annual Global Engineering Awards, recognizing two professionals and one student whose work aligns with the Mortenson Center’s mission and vision. These awards seek to highlight the work of individuals who contribute to the field of global engineering. This encompasses not...