This CD-ROM contains an assortment of training and
dissemination material on disaster mitigation in water and
sanitation systems. An effort has been made to assemble
or create the most effective material, including a slideshow
and a compilation of technical papers on the subject that
describe the theoretical and practical aspects of vulnerability
assessment and introduce basic mitigation measures that
can be taken in response to each of the natural hazards
common in Latin America and the Caribbean.
heart of the material is a presentation, in PDF format, that has been
designed for use in courses and workshops.
In addition, the following material is included:
and technicians involved in the design, construction,
maintenance and management of water and sanitation infrastructure
are the target audience of this package, the purpose
of which is to promote and facilitate the incorporation
of disaster mitigation measures in such infrastructure
in order to reduce the damage caused by natural disasters
and to ensure that services can continue to function
in their aftermath. Training material of the Emergency
Preparedness and Disaster Relief Area, PAHO/WHO
Regional Office made in collaboration with experts from
Latin America and the Caribbean and the Pan American
Center for Sanitary Engineering and Environmental Sciences
CD-ROM is compatible with Windows 3.1 and higher, including Windows
95, 98, and NT. A PC with a Pentium II processor (or its equivalent)
running at least at 66 MHz is recommended, as well as a hard disk with
no less than 40 MB of available space.
PowerPoint™ 97 or higher is needed to view the presentation. In case
this program is not installed on your computer, you may install PPTViewer97,
included in the package, which allows you to open and run the presentation.
The publications are in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)™ and require
Adobe Acrobat Reader™ for viewing. This program is freeware; version
5.0 is included in the CD-ROM. The videos can be viewed with
Windows Media Player (version 7 or higher).