Shelter and Reconstruction
Practitioner's Resource Kit: Environmental Management in Humanitarian Operations
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Max Lock Centre, University of Westminster
Demonstrate the value of using built environment professionals more widely in disaster risk reduction and response and giving early attention to engaging the right expertise to address the problems of building, infrastructure and land to achieve sustainable recovery and development
The report provides overwhelming evidence of the existence of a 'gap'– in funding, management and delivery – between short-term, effective humanitarian relief, and long-term reconstruction.
The Max Lock Centre - School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster
Corsellis,T and Vitale,A.
Includes environmental considerations in shelter planning, management and closure
A tool to assess whether environmental issues have been appropriately addressed in emergency shelter efforts
Can also be used to review planning for new emergency shelter sites
Highlights areas of reconstruction that can have the most direct impact on natural resources
How to minimise any negative environmental impacts of reconstruction and promote positive choices that optimize environmental goods and services, development, and livelihood opportunities