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Engineering in Emergencies

A practical guide for relief workers
Edited By Jan Davis and Robert Lambert
ISBN: 9781853395215
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.

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  • Synopsis
    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)
    1. Emergencies
    2. The humanitarian relief system
    3. Personal effectiveness
    4. Personal security
    5. Assessment and planning
    6. Management
    7. Logistics
    8. Telecommunications
    9. Environmental health
    10. Environmental sanitation
    11. Emergency water supply
    12. Water source development
    13. Water storage, treatment and distribution
    14. Pumps
    15. Mechanical plant
    16. Electrical plant
    17. Vehicles
    18. Roads, crossings and airstrips
    19. Shelter and built infrastructure
    20. Temporary settlements
    Back Matter (Appendices 1 - 25, Bibliography, Index)
  • Endorsements
    [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.
    Disasters

    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.
  • Details
    Sub Title A practical guide for relief workers
    Author No
    Editor Jan Davis and Robert Lambert
    Number of Pages 738
    Format Paperback / softback
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