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Sustainable Technologies in Action

Caminos de Agua and IRRI Mexico, proud partners of Engineers without Borders-UK, offer the 3rd edition of their acclaimed two-week training course: Sustainable Technologies in Action: Context, Culture and Design. If you are passionate about earth-friendly technologies and curious about successes (and failures) in diverse contexts, this course is for you. This unique experience blends theory, field visits and hands-on opportunities to participants from around the world.


Friday, July 8: Arrivals

Saturday, July 9: Course officially begins with Orientation & Sustainability Tour

Sunday, July 10: Free Day in Mexico City

Monday. July 11: Designing Sustainability with Elias Cattan from Taller 13

 ¨How to Fund Sustainably?¨ with Esther Altorfor from IRRI Mexico

Tuesday, July 12: Rainwater harvesting technologies with Isla Urbana

Wednesday, July 13: Experiences with Sanitation Projects

Thursday, July 14: Biodigestors with Social Project and Business Biobolsa/ Travel to San Miguel de Allende

Friday, July 15: Mid-week Reflections and Visit to CATIS Institute

*Some adaptions to programming may occur


Saturday /Sun July 16 & 17: Opportunities to explore on your own! Take a horse ride through the countryside, visit the hot springs, see one of Mexico´s acclaimed Botanical Gardens, eat at the weekly organic farmers´ market, take a trip to nearby Dolores Hidalgo or Guanajuato City, or find your own adventure!

Monday, July 18: Visit to Rural development experiences

Tuesday, July 19: Natural building designs

Wednesday, July 20: Solar technologies and Environmental educational projects

Thursday, July 21: Last day of course with visit to Teotihuacán & Return to Mexico City

Friday, July 22: Departures


"It was a really positive experience. The technical lectures showed how simple solutions can be applied in a clever way to bring real benefit in any cultural or financial environment. Also, the opportunity to meet people working on so many different functioning projects made it clear that it is really possible to make them work middle and long term." - 2015 participant

Find out more at our upcoming webinar: Wednesday, April 6th at 12:00 pm (CST/Mexico City). Check out the time in your time zone. Or email us at info@caminosdeagua.org and set up a phone call.