Engineers Engaging Community

Book description

Water and energy are fundamental elements of community well-being and economic development, and a key focus of engineering efforts the world over. As such, they offer outstanding opportunities for the development of socially just engineering practices. This work examines the engineering of water and energy systems with a focus on issues of social justice and sustainability. A key theme running through the work is engaging community on water and energy engineering projects: How is this achieved in diverse contexts? And, what can we learn from past failures and successes in water and energy engineering? The book includes a detailed case study of issues involved in the provision of water and energy, among other needs, in a developing and newly independent nation, East Timor.

Table of contents

  1. Acknowledgments
  2. 1: Introduction (1/2)
  3. 1: Introduction (2/2)
  4. 2: Energy and Community
    1. 2.1 Energy: The Big Picture
    2. 2.2 Pathway to an Energy-Dependent Society
    3. 2.3 Energy and the Engineer
      1. 2.3.1 Sustainability
    4. 2.4 Small Is Beautiful
    5. 2.5 Restoring the Balance
  5. 3: Water: Scarcity, Sustainability, and Social Justice
    1. 3.1 Water: The Big Picture
    2. 3.2 Secure Water Services as a Societal Requirement
    3. 3.3 Water in Cultural Context
    4. 3.4 Dams and Diversions: Causes and Consequences (1/2)
    5. 3.4 Dams and Diversions: Causes and Consequences (2/2)
    6. 3.5 Demand Responsive Management and the “Soft Path” (1/2)
    7. 3.5 Demand Responsive Management and the “Soft Path” (2/2)
    8. 3.6 Conclusions
  6. Integrated Water Management as a Peace Dividend: Communities, Social Justice, and Capacity Building in
  7. 4: Integrated Water Management as a Peace Divident
    1. 4.1 Timor-Leste—A Snapshot
    2. 4.2 Colonization under the Portuguese
    3. 4.3 Indonesian Occupation of Timor-Leste: Responses and Leadership Development
    4. 4.4 From War to Peaceful Diplomacy
    5. 4.5 Timor-Leste’s Water and Sanitation Services after Independence
      1. 4.5.1 Water Management as a Peace Dividend
      2. 4.5.2 Capacity Building
    6. 4.6 Homegrown Engineers—Dhallenges for Capacity Building
      1. 4.6.1 Indonesian Occupation: Educational and Social Impacts
      2. 4.6.2 Occupation: Language Policy
      3. 4.6.3 Current Obstacles to Nation Building, Education, and Infrastructure
      4. 4.6.4 Development of Appropriate Engineering Standards for Timor-Leste
    7. 4.7 Summary
  8. 5: Integrated Resource Management as a Path to Social Justice
  9. Bibliography (1/4)
  10. Bibliography (2/4)
  11. Bibliography (3/4)
  12. Bibliography (4/4)
  13. Author Biographies

Product information

  • Title: Engineers Engaging Community
  • Author(s): Carolyn Oldham, Gregory Crebbin, Stephen Dobbs, Andrea Gaynor
  • Release date: February 2013
  • Publisher(s): Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781608459643