Disasters as Object Lessons in Ethics: Hurricane Katrina

TitleDisasters as Object Lessons in Ethics: Hurricane Katrina
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsLuegenbiehl, HC
JournalIEEE Technology & Society Magazine
Date PublishedWinter2007
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number02780097
Accession Number28062321
Keywords2005 , CONSTRUCTION , disasters , ENGINEERING , hurricane , HURRICANES , LOUISIANA , New , professional
AbstractThe article reports on the Engineering issues regarding the Hurricane Katrina in 2005. It discusses three main reasons why Hurricane Katrina resulted into a catastrophe, the poor performance of the flood protection system in New Orleans, Louisiana due to engineering failures and more global institutional problems linked with government and local organizations responsible for design, construction and operation of infrastructures. An overview on the discussion regarding the engineering ethics regarding the Hurricane Katrina is also offered.
NotesLuegenbiehl, Heinz C. 1; Email Address: luegenbi@rose-hulman.edu; Affiliation: 1: Professor of Philosophy and Technology Studies, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology; Source Info: Winter2007, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p10; Subject Term: HURRICANE Katrina, 2005; Subject Term: DISASTERS; Subject Term: HURRICANES; Subject Term: ENGINEERING; Subject Term: CONSTRUCTION industry; Subject Term: ENGINEERING ethics; Subject Term: PROFESSIONAL ethics; Subject Term: NEW Orleans (La.); Subject Term: LOUISIANA; Number of Pages: 6p; Document Type: Article
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