Water Engineering and Development Centre

Out in the Cold

Emergency water supply and sanitation for cold regions

Mark Buttle and Michael Smith

During the 1990s, events in the Balkans, countries of the former Soviet Union, Afghanistan and Northern Iraq have demonstrated that humanitarian disasters are not confined to ‘the South’ but may strike anywhere in the world. As a result, relief agencies have been tested in ways previously unimaginable. Aid workers have to be ever more adaptable in order to provide life-saving water supply and sanitation facilities in areas where freezing conditions occur.

This revised handbook is designed for aid workers working in cool temperate or cold regions. It is designed to provide specific supplementary information that can be used together with the information given in more general emergency manuals.

120pp. (250/176) 2002

ISBN: 978 1 84380 077 4 (Third edition) 

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