Monthly Archives: May 2014

Using Redesigned Intermodal Shipping Containers for Improved Transportation and Emergency Relief Shelters

Lon Cooke (member of the STAR-TIDES network) April 29, 2014 Millions of war refugees and disaster victims are now living in tents provided by relief organizations throughout the world.  These tents can supply short term relief from the elements, but … Continue reading

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“Who’s in Charge?” (A Personal Account of the Typhoon Haiyan Simulation at Fort A.P. Hill)

In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) (the strongest typhoon recorded in history[1]) made landfall in the Philippines, leaving devastation affecting more than 14 million people.[2] The U.S. military, USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and several U.N. agencies rapidly … Continue reading

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Talking Toilets: An Interview with Jason Kass, Founder and President of Toilets for People

By Nicholas Arciniegas The “CRAPPER.*” This is the name Jason Kass, Founder and President of “Toilets for People” (TFP) chose for the simple and sustainable toilet design (*“Compact, Rotating, Aerobic, Pollution Prevention Excreta Reducer”) his organization has sold in developing … Continue reading

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