The young stars of tomorrow’s engineering world will face-off against each other in August.

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is hosting a design program for university students which will see over 10,000 first-year engineers take on water supply issues for Nepal.

Not only will the competition give future engineers a chance to show their stuff, it will help create real-world solutions to bring basic human health to a higher standard.

The EWB ANU Challenge is being delivered in partnership with universities in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, challenging the problem-solvers of the future with some intense competition.

This year the EWB Challenge is focusing on a project for communities in the Gorkha Region of Nepal.

Students will work on development of clean drinking water, hygiene promotion and sanitation in partnership with Nepal Water for Health (NEWAH).

Projects have been separated into seven overarching design areas: infrastructure and construction, water supply and sanitation systems, energy, waste management, transportation, information communications technology and climate change.

The top four teams from the Australian challenge will present their work in front of a panel of experts before a winner is selected.

The finals are on in early August and open to the public, registration is accessible here.

More information about the challenge is available here.