Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The EWB Dimensions Of Sustainability

Engineers Without Borders defines sustainability for their international efforts and projects within the context of the following four dimensions:
  • Ecological Sustainability - Natural resources are not depleted for short-term improvements.
  • Economic Sustainability - Improvements are not dependent on continuing infusions of outside resources.
  • Political Sustainability - Changes are consistent with distributions of power in the society.
  • Cultural Sustainability - Change must be driven primarily by the community to be consistent with its core values.

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