Engineering for Sustainable Human Development

Engineering for Sustainable Human Development

A Guide to Successful Small-scale Community Projects

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In many parts of the world, even small engineering projects can have an impressive impact on the communities they are built in; the author of this book first discovered this when he visited San Pablo, Belize and realized that a simple ram pump would make water delivery to the town easier and allow girls to go to school. However these projects can be challenging as engineers must face a variety of technical and nontechnical problems in vastly different environments then they are used to. This book draws on the author’s experience as the president of Engineers Without Borders to explore ways that engineering projects can reduce human poverty and improve the quality of life of people in developing countries. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Reston, Virginia :, ASCE Press/American Society of Civil Engineers,, [2014]
ISBN: 9780784413531
Characteristics: xiv, 504 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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