BOULDER, January 15, 2013 – Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA), a non-profit humanitarian organization, and MWH Global, a strategic consulting, technical engineering and construction services firm leading the wet infrastructure sector, launched a new partnership on January 3, 2013 to improve the lives of people around the world.
MWH Global announced a $100,000 donation to EWB-USA, which will support the EWB-USA’s community-driven development programs worldwide through the implementation of engineering projects that address challenges in water supply, sanitation, energy access, sustainable agriculture and more.
“This partnership with MWH Global speaks volumes to the corporation’s purpose and commitment to building a better world,” said EWB-USA Executive Director Cathy Leslie. “The support of MWH Global is further proof that the engineering profession is a mighty force in the global fight against poverty.”
In addition to the financial support, Joseph Adams, president of energy & industry for MWH Global will join EWB-USA’s Corporate Leadership Council in January. Involvement with the EWB-USA Corporate Leadership Council indicates a current or intended sustainable partnership with the organization.
“We are very excited to be a part of such a great organization,” said Adams. “MWH operates in 35 countries with nearly 8,000 employees. The engineering students associated with EWB-USA have the desire to work around the globe, and many graduate with real world experiences that are invaluable in the workplace. We believe our partnership with EWB-USA will provide tremendous synergy for both organizations.”
Pictured (left to right): Cathy Leslie, Executive Director of Engineers Without Borders USA, Joseph Adams, President Energy & Industry of MWH Global and Bernard Amadei, Professor of Civil Engineers at the University of Colorado, Boulder and Founder of Engineers Without Borders USA
About Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA)
EWB-USA is a nonprofit humanitarian organization established to support community-driven development programs worldwide through partnerships that design and implement sustainable engineering projects. EWB-USA members work with local communities and NGOs in more than 40 developing countries around the world on projects such as water, renewable energy, sanitation and more. EWB-USA has grown from a handful of members in 2002 to more than 12,400 members today and has over 400 projects worldwide. EWB-USA maintains more than 300 dedicated chapters and has impacted the lives of more than two million people. For more information about EWB-USA please visit www.ewb-usa.org.