2015 EWB Challenge Awards

The 2015 EWB Challenge partnered with Reignite Action for Development, focused on the community of Bambui in Cameroon.

Bambui is a rural community in northwest Cameroon that is undergoing rapid urbanisation following the recent construction of a new university. This rapid urbanisation has been putting increasing pressure on the existing water supply, sanitation, waste management and housing availability. Students were challenged to create design ideas for projects in the areas of water supply, sanitation and hygiene, energy, food transformation, transport, infrastructure and urban planning, waste management, climate change and ICT.


Awards at EWB Challenge Finalist Showcase


EWB Challenge Champion Team Award for best overall student project: University of Technology, Sydney

Report: Closing the Sanitation Gap: A Sustainable Solution for Bambui

BHP Billiton Award for best sustainable design and community development project: Flinders University

Report: Wonder Waste

People's Choice Award, voted on by participants at the event: Massey University

Report: Organic Ash Soap