The Colorado Springs Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-COS) is a nonprofit humanitarian organization consisting of local professionals and students in Colorado’s Pikes Peak Region. Our organization is a part of Engineers Without Borders USA, a national network with over 13,800 members.
Our VISION is a world in which the communities we serve have the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs, and that our members have enriched global perspectives through the innovative professional educational opportunities.
Our MISSION is to support community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders.
Since 2009 our chapter has worked in a remote region of the Andes mountains in Bolivia to implement small-scale infrastructure improvements.
In 2013, the Municipality of Sorata, Bolivia requested our engineering services to improve the city’s water distribution system, sewer system, and solid water management system. Currently, we are working with the community of Suncallo on maintenance and operation of their water distribution system that provides basic water access to the community of Suncallo and performing a infrastructure needs assessment for the community of Sorata.