The Quadracci Sustainable Engineering Lab at the School of Engineering (SEAS) and The Earth Institute, Columbia University uses engineering to help address development issues. We engineer software solutions to help make development planning smarter and to improve the delivery of critical services like health and energy in the developing world.


Planning access to electricity under the SEforAll initiative in Ecuador

On March 6, a third workshop was held in relation to the preparatory studies leading to a national electrification plan for universal coverage throughout Ecuador. This is the third workshop [...]

Recent Blog Posts

qSEL Project Updates

Our lab has been busy over the last year. If you're new to some of our projects or just want an overview, here are a few introductions: Acacia Irrigation Acacia [...]

A Library for Portier with asyncio

Originally published at https://www.viktorroytman.com/blog/2017/02/15/a-library -for-portier-with-asyncio/ In a previous post, I said: Down the line, there will be client-side Portier libraries (or, at least, other demo implementations) for various languages. Until [...]

Quench Team Visits Uganda

Our Quench team visited Uganda to gain new perspective on the project. The team traveled around southern Uganda touring different water facilities and existing tap stands in Mbarara, Karamoja, and [...]

Celebrating More Than a Year of Shared Irrigation

The one year anniversary has come and gone for our shared irrigation system dubbed Acacia Irrigation. Three systems each serving seven small farms are up and running in Senegal. All [...]

The Remote Debugginator (2015)

The Remote Debugginator is a device created for the Acacia Irrigation Project to enable remote access to a LAN network over 3g. We have three irrigation sites serving about 20 [...]

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