Global Brigades is an international non-profit that empowers communities to meet their health and economic goals through university volunteers and local teams.

The largest student-led movement for clean water access

Engineering Impact for the Rural Poor

Global Engineering Brigades (GEB) is an international movement of university students and professionals that partner with community leaders and local technicians to design and engineer clean water systems in the developing world. We focus our work in remote and under resourced communities in Honduras who struggle with either nonexistent or dysfunctional water systems. Since 2007, in partnership with our sister organization Global Water Brigades, we have built hundreds of miles of pipes that have provided more than 18,000 people with clean water.

Medical Brigades Honduras

GEB has proven to empower communities with not only the designs for a clean water system, but a sustainable framework to implement them.

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On Campus

University leaders create Global Engineering Brigades chapters that foster ideas and mobilize action for the global water crisis.


Volunteers implement engineering brigades to design clean water systems for rural communities alongside local engineers and community leaders.

Medical Brigades Map


Global Engineering Brigades Chapters


Global Brigades Volunteers Since 2004


People with Access to Clean Water


Large Scale Water Systems Completed