AWWA partners to address U.S. infrastructure needs

Feb. 24, 2014

DENVER — The newly formed Community Engineering Corps™ will help underserved communities meet basic infrastructure needs.

DENVER — In celebration of National Engineers Week, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Water Works Association and Engineers Without Borders USA has announced the launch of The Community Engineering Corps™, according to a press release.

This new program will help tackle a serious and growing challenge in the United States, the release reported, where small, underserved communities are unable to afford the experts needed to meet basic infrastructure needs.

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The Community Engineering Corps™ will bring volunteer engineering leaders together with these underserved communities in order to address critical needs and improve the quality of life for their citizens, noted the release.

Members of the three organizations will be able to volunteer their time and expertise to assist communities that do not have the resources to access engineering services, the release continued.

According to the release, the project teams will have access to the systems and resources necessary to ensure the projects are done in a manner that meets all state and federal regulations.

Read the full release here.