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Handbook for Disaster Assessment

Handbook for Disaster Assessment
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC). April 2014
  • The Handbook is a guide to pre and post disaster response management. Chapter 10 examines the implications for Water and Sanitation in 5 sections, first providing some general considerations. It then presents the procedures for estimating damage to water and sanitation systems through information on national institutions and information on each system of the sector in the affected territory. Part 3 'Estimating damage to drinking water and sanitary sewer systems, solid waste collection and disposal and flood control structures' contains 4 categorical considerations: determination and description of damage, estimation of damage, flood control works and information sources for unit costs. Part 4 'Losses in Water and Sanitation Systems' considers determination of losses and valuation of losses in water and sanitation systems. Part 5 concludes with financial needs for recovery and reconstruction
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Disasters, Drinking water, Economic impact, Ecosystems, Environment, Floods, Gender, Health, Infrastructure, Mitigation, Sanitation, Tourism, Transport, Valuation, Water security
  • Main target audience: Civil society, Community leaders, General public, Local communities, Local governments, Local officials, Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Guidance
  • Type of resource: Action plan, Glossary, Guidance note, Guidebook, Information guide
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Published in 2015