MISSION: TO MAXIMIZE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF IN-HOME RUNNING WATER AND SANITATION SERVICES IN RURAL ALASKA.



photosThere are a variety of entities in Alaska working towards improving health outcomes in rural Alaska by providing and improving water services in villages. The US Arctic Research Commission (USARC) is coordinating these groups so that this work is maximally efficient and ideas can be shared across federal, state, Alaska Native, and academic groups. The group we coordinate is called the Alaska Rural Water and Sanitation Working Group and our work is directly applicable to the USARC’s priority goal of Arctic Human Health.

OBJECTIVES

  • Promote research and development of Innovative approaches to water and waste-water services
  • Develop Innovative strategies for the allocation of capital funds through community level engagement
  • Support research on the connections between climate, water, and human/environmental health
  • Improve village level capacity and enhance existing O&M via the provision of subsides and technical assistance programs
 

NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

» UPCOMING SESSION | Progress Towards Water and Sanitation for all Alaskans: Healthy Alaskans Goal #19 – January 16, 2018

» UPCOMING WORKSHOP | Eighth Annual USARC/CDC Water and Sanitation Workshop: Investigating the Impacts of Inadequate Water Provision in Rural Alaskan Households - January 19, 2018

» UPCOMING SESSION | Investigating the Impacts of Inadequate Water Provisioning in Rural Alaskan Households – Alaska Forum on the Environment; Date: TBD

» NEWS | ANTHC searching for long-term solutions for St. Michael's frozen water and sewer lines (March 2017)

» NEWS | Alaska's infrastructure report card probably not going on the fridge (February 2017)

» NEWS | Due to damaged reservoir, St. George Island waits for water delivery (February 2017)

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