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. The ideal situation would be where lasting solutions, based on sound principles, were provided thus taking the country’s citizens to a higher level than that which they had before the disaster.
"The WPC/WHO guidance book “Health Aspects of Plumbing” (HAP) would be an excellent model on which to base such work. WPC has therefore contacted the International Committee of the Red Cross in Haiti to draw their attention to HAP although in practice we suspect that their officials are somewhat preoccupied at the moment to deal with such a suggestion.”
Of all the areas of WPC’s current work, the plumbing industry’s response in emergencies and disasters is probably the one in which least progress has been made.
“This does not mean that we should stop trying and I am sure that we will continue to explore ways of ensuring that plumbing is properly involved and taken account of in disaster situations,” Robert says.
It would seem that solutions to problems of a disastrous nature have more to do with how much money can be raised than viable plumbing or purification infrastructure being built for the future. While monetary aid is welcome, the root problems need to be better understood so that funds are distributed to the areas in which they are most required. Second to medical aid is sanitation and the more money poured into infrastructure to rebuild Haiti the better this small country will be to deal with future problems.