The purpose of this book is to increase the effectiveness of relief workers in providing humanitarian assistance during an emergency as the result of a disaster.
|Title||Engineering in emergencies : a practical guide for relief workers|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Authors||Lambert, R, Davis, J|
|Pagination||xvi, 717 p. boxes, fig., tab.|
|Publisher||Intermediate Technology Development Group|
|Place Published||London, UK|
|ISBN Number||1853395218 PB ; ISBN: 1853395455 BOUND|
|Keywords||administration, communication, electrical engineering, emergency operations, environmental health, environmental sanitation, evaluation, infrastructure, international organizations, mechanical engineering, planning, pumps, sdisan, sdiwat, water distribution, water sources, water storage, water supply, water treatment|
The purpose of this book is to increase the effectiveness of relief workers in providing humanitarian assistance during an emergency as the result of a disaster. To achieve this purpose, the book provides practical information relevant to the field worker, with a minimum of supporting theoretical background. The book does not aim to set out specific policy guidelines relating to humanitarian assistance - each agency will have its own policy framework, principles and mode of operating.
The book deals with environmental health problems and environmental sanitation measures which need urgent attention in an emergency. Moreover it hands the reader tools to solving a water supply problem in case of an emergency such as water source development. Furthermore, it gives information specific to water storage, treatment and distribution with an emphasis on the technological aspects of these processes. An entire chapter is dedicated to the selection, installation and operation of pumps.
|Notes||120 ref. Includes index|
|Custom 1||274, 36|