Dr. Bernard Amadei, Founder, Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, talks to GAIN about how adaptation is becoming central to the work of engineers around the world and the mission of EWB.
GAIN: How do you see adaptation being incorporated into the work of Engineers Without Borders moving forward?
Bernard Amadei: When we look at the developing world, we are looking at some of the most vulnerable people on the planet. Those people are going to be affected most from the consequences of climate change. It is very important that we identify the capacity to respond and the vulnerability of those communities to various types of adverse events, including climate change – which will affect the livelihoods of poor people in the world and their access to water, sanitation, energy and transportation. EWB is looking at these issues for the future.