EWB Challenge Awards

2020 – Centre for Appropriate Technology

Showcase Award: University of Melbourne, Remote Fire Management Strategies

Centre for Appropriate Technology Community Partner Award: University of Technology Sydney, Visitor Management

Aurecon Sustainability Award: University of Adelaide, Road Design to Reduce Environmental Impact

People’s Choice Award: Melbourne Polytechnic, Innovative & Sustainable Shelter for Tourists

Honorable mentions:
University of Canberra, Portable Ranger Shower
RMIT, Food Storage Solutions for Cape York Peninsula

Read more about the 2020 Showcase, hosted online. The award categories are outlined here.

2019 – Water Aid Timor Leste

ARUP EWB Challenge Showcase Award: University of Queensland, ‘The Bamboo Revolver’ water treatment system

DELWP Equity & Inclusion Award: University of Technology Sydney, Menstrual Hygiene Management Solutions

WaterAid Community Partner Award: Charles Darwin University, Whirligig Dryer and Personalised Store and Wash Container

People’s Choice Award: Charles Sturt University, the SunSloth System

WEC Sustainability Awards:

University of Melbourne, ‘Seeds for the Future’

Curtin University, ‘Menstrual Wash Kits’ a solution for menstrual management

See photos and read more about the 2019 Showcase, hosted at the World Engineers Convention in Melbourne

2018 – Cambodian Rural Development Team (CRDT)

EWB Challenge Showcase Award: Curtin University, A small-scale road maintenance solution to the problem of road deterioration

CRDT Community Partner Award: Federation University, Aquaponics

Industry Reviewers Award: University of Sydney, Sustainable and Accessible Water Purification

People’s Choice Awards:

University of Melbourne, ‘The Meal Garden’

Swinburne University, ‘Mind Your Own Beeznest’

University of Queensland: ‘Purity Pail’ water treatment

2017 – Live & Learn Vanuatu

EWB Challenge Showcase Award: University of Sydney, ‘Cosmic Ice’ nightsky radiative refrigeration

Live & Learn Community Partner Award: University of the Sunshine Coast, ‘Water Filtration Polytank’

Podesta Family Enterprise Innovation Award: University of Canterbury, Effective and Efficient Copra Production

People’s Choice Awards:

Central Queensland University, A village-wide electricity generation and supply solution

University of Sydney, ‘Cosmic Ice’ nightsky radiative refridgeration

2016 – UNHCR Zambia

EWB Challenge Team Award: Charles Sturt University, Creating a Composting Solution

BHP Billiton Sustainable Design and Community Engagement Award: University of Melbourne, ‘H.E.R.’ Health, Empowerment, and Respect for the Women of Mayukwayukwa

People’s Choice Award: University of Melbourne, ‘H.E.R.’

2015 – Reignite Action for Development, Cameroon

EWB Challenge Team Award: University of Technology Sydney, ‘Closing the Sanitation Gap’ a sustainable solution for Bambui

BHP Billiton Sustainable Design and Community Engagement Award: Flinders University, ‘WonderWaste

People’s Choice Award: Massey University, Organic Ash Soap

2014 – Nepal Water for Health (NEWAH)

EWB Challenge Team Award: Massey University, Affordable Cookstove for Sandikhola

BHP Billiton Sustainable Design and Community Engagement Award: University of Melbourne, ‘The TOM Box’ and education facilitation scheme

2013 – Plan Timor-Leste

EWB Challenge Team Award: University of Western Australia, Mosquito Trap

BHP Billiton Sustainable Design and Community Engagement Award: Southern Cross University, Water Filtration in Timor-Leste