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Bright Sparks

Letters

May I take this opportunity to thank you for Alan Sparks' interesting article (NCE 8 November) regarding the plight of the Afghan refugees and the preparations of emergency relief engineers in Pakistan for the expected influx of displaced people.

As chair of the ICE's Appropriate Development Panel, I am interested in the comments concerning the special measures required and echo the need for solutions that reflect the cultural sensitivities of the area.

We acknowledge it can be too easy to impose large, inappropriate, engineering designs when small and 'appropriate' solutions often prove more effective and acceptable. Examples will be shown and discussed at our next meeting 'Shit Happens' at the ICE on 12 December, when we will be considering sustainable solutions.

If readers are interested in finding out more about the work of the ADP, please contact Ruth Dunnett on (020) 665 2154 or ruth. dennett@ice. org. uk Peter Cameron FICE, chairman, Appropriate Development Panel, One Great George Street London, SW1P 3AA

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