Category Archives: Stability & Reconstruction

“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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Sirona Cares and Day and Night Solar: A STAR-TIDES Success Story

by: Andrew Mascelli It all began in the TIDES booth at the 2012 AFCEA West Conference in San Diego. The TIDES Project was already familiar with both Day & Night Solar and the Sirona Cares Foundation, but this event was … Continue reading

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The Rise of a Guru (Interview with Vinay Gupta)

By Jonathan Fredrickson You can never truly know where life will take you. If there is anything that I took away from my conversation with Mr. Vinay Gupta, it is that truth. On March 31, 2014, I spoke with Vinay … Continue reading

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“Hey there, Refugee. Here’s a Burlap Sack. Thanks for Coming.” (A Personal Account from the American Red Cross Global Refugee Simulation & Conference)

By: Amy Gorman “You are now a refugee from the country of Qinta. Here are two tokens that represent your sense-of-self. Don’t let anyone take those from you. And here’s a burlap sack to wear as a skirt. Good luck.” … Continue reading

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IKEA Solar Tents: A Revolution in Refugee Support Systems?

By Jonathan Fredrickson In 2009, an ambitious undertaking began under the auspices of the IKEA Foundation, Refugee Housing Unit, and the UNHCR. Looking back to the historic crisis that unfolded in the aftermath of the 2004 Indonesian tsunami, these organizations … Continue reading

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Post Disaster Housing & Resettlement: What can we do?

by: Amy Gorman & Jonathan Fredrickson The Filipino national government estimates that the cost to rebuild from Super Typhoon Haiyan total more than $8.2billion over the course of the next 4 years. [1] Within this estimate, sheltering is by far the … Continue reading

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Interview with Solar Cookers International’s Pat McArdle

by Manal Farah, Jonathan Fredrickson, & Amy Gorman In this month’s feature story we are highlighting one of the original members of the TIDES community, Pat McArdle of Solar Cookers International (SCI).   This interview covers SCI’s history, its accomplishments, its … Continue reading

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TIDES shares sustainable solutions with Special Operations Community

By LouElin Dwyer Earlier this month, TIDES exhibited at the 25th Annual SO/LIC (Special Operations/ Low Intensity Conflict) Symposium & Exhibition at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, in Washington, DC.   This year’s show explored integrating worldwide partners to support global … Continue reading

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STAR-TIDES supports “Shaping the Maritime Strategy at WEST 2014

by Amy Gorman To check out pictures from this event, click here (http://star-tides.net/photos/west-2014-san-diego) or check out our Facebook Page! For the 7th year in a row, TIDES participated in the WEST Conference, a conference held at the San Diego Convention … Continue reading

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