2018 John R. Freeman Lecture
Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Engineering in International Humanitarian Response: Lessons from Haiti and Worldwide
Sponsored by the Environmental & Water Resources Institute Boston Chapter
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tang Center (Building E51)
70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University
Worldwide, both the number of emergencies (including natural disasters, outbreaks, and conflict) and the number of people affected by emergencies are increasing, and the rate of increase is anticipated to accelerate with climate change and population densification. Depending on context, affected populations may have both material and health needs, including shelter, health care, mental health care, and/or protection. Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) provision are often critical needs in humanitarian contexts. This talk will begin with a history of humanitarian response, followed by a discussion of the current humanitarian landscape (including types of emergencies, affected populations, and their health needs), the types of emergency WASH interventions, knowledge gaps in WASH response that engineers can help fill, and thoughts on the future of humanitarian response. The talk will be grounded with field experiences from Dr. Lantagne’s 16 years’ of work in humanitarian response in over 50 countries, focusing on Haiti.
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