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Engineering in Emergencies: A Practical Guide for Relief Workers (Includes CD-ROM) 2ed

by Jan Davis and Robert Lambert Practical Action Publishing
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Pbk 738 pages
AU$189.00 NZ$195.65
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Engineering in Emergencies is a hugely popular 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 is available in two formats: as a paperback book, or as a PVC cover book plus CD-Rom, especially designed to be light and easily portable for relief workers in the field. This is the PVC cover book plus CD-Rom version. Engineering in Emergencies is developed in collaboration with the agency RedR-IHE -- Engineers for Disaster Relief / International Health Exchange.

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; Appendices; Bibliography; Index

'This excellent book covers all the practical and non-practical issues faced in today's emergencies. No engineer should go on an emergency mission without a copy of this book in their bag.' Paul Sherlock, Oxfam '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
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 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.