Armed conflict, drought, famine and other serious disasters create emergencies in which large numbers of people require urgent help. Engineering in Emergencies is the practical handbook for ail relief workers involved in giving humanitarian assistance at such times. It provides critical information needed to implement an effective response in the aftermath of an emergency.
The second edition has been extensively revised and updated based on feedback from users in the field, including experience from cooler climates and European emergencies. It includes ail the key features of the first edition, in particular the coverage of both technical topics such as water and sanitation as well as managerial skills and personal effectiveness.
The second edition features :
• two completely new chapters on personal security and telecommunications
• recent developments and practice in humanitarian relief
• improved indexing
• new appendices of useful websites and the Sphere minimum standards
• copious cross- referencing for ease of use
new and revised illustrations, tables and checklists throughout.