December 30, 2009

Engineering in Emergencies

This is a practical handbook for relief workers who provide humanitarian assistance in times of disaster. It offers practical guidance on how to ensure the personal safety and effectiveness of relief workers while assessing the disaster situation and determining how to help. Chapters specifically address concerns about health and sanitation, and water sources, treatment, and distribution. They also discuss restoring electricity, ensuring mecanical equipment functions properly, that vehicles are available and running, and that roads and other transportation infrastructure is available. Finally, they address providing shelter for those affected by the disaster and establishing temporary settlements if homes are uninhabitable.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Engineering in Emergencies: A Practical Guide for Relief Workers
2nd ed.
Jan Davis and Robert Lambert
HV 553 .D39 2002