Engineers and a Crisis

This article from in the ASCE is from 20 days ago, before many people started to take the COVID-19 crisis seriously. The headline is prescient,  Coronavirus: A Wake Up Call for Engineers.

From the article: As civil engineers, we have an important role to play in supporting the new global momentum in improving WASH infrastructure, especially in health care facilities. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres issued a global call to action, and the World Health Assembly, the governing body of the 194 member states of the World Health Organization, unanimously passed a key resolution last May with steps to address the issue. The following month, EWB USA was the first of more than 90 non-governmental organizations, philanthropists, universities, financial institutions and corporations to announce new commitments in funding, technical assistance, training, research and advocacy.

Now is the time to remember that everyone is in this together.