Celebrating World Water Day with Water For People in Guatemala

Imagine living in a community where only 96 of 3,000 residents have access to water — and those people can only access water every eight days. Now imagine the joy of learning that everyone in your community will finally have access to water. I witnessed that joy on the faces of residents of the Pamesebal […]

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Mentoring students, providing clean water in Panama

A dug-out canoe used in Isla Popa, Panama, for local transport between islands and mainland. In mid-November 2014, Carsten Floess — a geotechnical engineer with AECOM and an adjunct professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York — sent out an email requesting volunteer travel mentors for the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) chapter […]

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Philanthropic adventures across India, Peru empower AECOM employee

Many weird and wonderful doors and opportunities have opened for me since 2010 after I participated in Rotary International’s “Rotary Youth Leadership Award” (RYLA) program. RYLA, which is designed to promote proactivity as well as personal and professional development of Australian youth, has been a driving force, empowering me and my two friends Glen Gorton […]

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