Engineering in EmergenciesA practical guide for relief workers
Engineering in Emergencies is a hugely successful practical handbook for all relief workers involved in giving humanitarian assistance. It provides the information needed to implement an effective engineering response in the aftermath of an emergency. The second edition of Engineering in Emergencies maintains the practical content of the first edition but has been revised and updated to reflect developments in humanitarian relief in recent years. The combination of 'hard' topics, such as water and sanitation, and 'soft' topics, such as managerial skills and personal effectiveness, has been retained from the original edition and the book expanded to include two new chapters on security and telecommunications. The new second edition will be available both as a book and as a handy CD-ROM, especially designed to be light and easily portable for relief workers in the field. Engineering in Emergencies is developed in collaboration with the agency RedR - Engineers for Disaster Relief, based in Westminster.
Table of Contents
Prelims (Contents, Contents in Detail, Acknowledgements, Introduction)
2. The humanitarian relief system
3. Personal effectiveness
4. Personal security
5. Assessment and planning
9. Environmental health
10. Environmental sanitation
11. Emergency water supply
12. Water source development
13. Water storage, treatment and distribution
15. Mechanical plant
16. Electrical plant
18. Roads, crossings and airstrips
19. Shelter and built infrastructure
20. Temporary settlements
Back Matter (Appendices 1 - 25, Bibliography, Index)
[It is] very reassuring to have a reference book in the field which covers all aspects an engineer is expected to come across.
Water and sanitation engineer on assignment
Its use is highly recommended for all relief fieldworkers who have to deal with emergencies.
This amazingly comprehensive book admirably covers a vast range of aspects the relief worker will deal with ... an indispensible reference book.
New Civil Engineer
It contains a mass of fascinating information to help field engineers and others to undertake their tasks swiftly, methodically and effectively.
Water and Environmental Management
Praise for the first edition: 'this is an outstanding book and a major landmark in its field.'
John G. Evans, CIWEM.
Sub Title A practical guide for relief workers Author No Editor Jan Davis and Robert Lambert Number of Pages 738 Format Paperback / softback