Engineering in Emergencies
A 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.
|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.
Jan Davis Jan Davis is a chartered engineer with experience in both emergency relief and long-term development. He has worked for Oxfam as an emergency water engineer and is currently a Senior Training Officer responsible for delivering RedR’s training programme.
Robert Lambert Robert Lambert is Director of RedR. An engineer with over 15 years’ experience in Africa and elsewhere, he has extensive experience in selecting, preparing, training and debriefing a wide range of professionals for humanitarian relief work.
Social Work Interventions in Refugee Camps
Drumm, René D.
Pittman, Sharon W.
Journal of Social Service Research, Vol. 30 (2003), Iss. 2 P.67https://doi.org/10.1300/J079v30n02_05 [Citations: 13]
Delivering Drinking Water by Truck in Humanitarian Contexts: Results from Mixed-Methods Evaluations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Bangladesh
Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 54 (2020), Iss. 8 P.5041https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.9b07375 [Citations: 11]
ADDRESSING SUSTAINABILITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT DURING EMERGENCY DROUGHT RELIEF IN MOYALE, NORTH KENYA
Water and Environment Journal, Vol. 18 (2004), Iss. 4 P.217https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-6593.2004.tb00536.x [Citations: 0]
Unlock the Volume: Towards a Politics of Capacity
Antipode, Vol. 50 (2018), Iss. 4 P.1037https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12397 [Citations: 12]
Rapid assessment and priority setting in emergencies
Harvey, P. A.
Reed, R. A.
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer, Vol. 151 (2002), Iss. 4 P.249https://doi.org/10.1680/muen.2002.151.4.249 [Citations: 1]
Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Approaches: Anthropological Contributions and Future Directions for Engineering
Workman, Cassandra L.
Cairns, Maryann R.
de los Reyes, Francis L.
Verbyla, Matthew E.
Environmental Engineering Science, Vol. 38 (2021), Iss. 5 P.402https://doi.org/10.1089/ees.2020.0321 [Citations: 10]
What are the determinants of childhood infections in India’s peri-urban slums? A case study of eight cities
Boo, Yebeen Ysabelle
Cupp, Meghan A.
PLOS ONE, Vol. 16 (2021), Iss. 10 P.e0257797https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0257797 [Citations: 0]
Emergency and urgent public project management
Wearne, S. H.
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer, Vol. 139 (2000), Iss. 1 P.27https://doi.org/10.1680/muen.2000.139.1.27 [Citations: 2]
Groundwater Contamination from Rural Pit Latrines: Examples from Siberia and Kosova
Karnachuk, O. V.
Parnachev, V. P.
Water and Environment Journal, Vol. 16 (2002), Iss. 2 P.147https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-6593.2002.tb00386.x [Citations: 36]
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