Fourth Annual Water and Sanitation Innovations for the Arctic:
The Future of "Washeterias" in Alaska

January 30, 2014 | Anchorage, AK

An ALPHA Post-Summit Session Workshop co-sponsored by the US Arctic Research Commission
and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The U.S. Arctic Research Commission (USARC) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosted a workshop on the future of "Washeterias" in Alaska. The workshop focused on water and sanitation issues in rural Alaska with a specific focus on "washeterias" with central watering points (sometimes referred to as "central facilities"). Washeterias in Alaskan villages are aging. Moving into the future, input from local residents on how they would like these facilities to look and function and recommendations from engineers and health specialists on how these buildings can be best designed to promote health and fit user needs are critical to better serve the villages of Alaska and improve public health in the community. The main objective of the workshop was to gather information from participants on the topics listed above to be used in a "best practices" document for future washeteria design, construction and use (to be completed post-workshop).

This year's workshop was split into two sessions:

Participants included a broad range of scientists/stakeholders from leading universities, Alaska Native Organizations and officials from Federal, State and local governments.


» Workshop Agenda | 136 KB pdf | 48 KB Word File

» Background Materials | 9.49 MB pdf

» Breakout Group Instructions | 55 KB pdf | 110 KB Word File

» Discussion Notes | 105 KB pdf | 143 KB Word File

» Report Outline | 43 KB pdf | 81 KB Word File


» Alaska Village Washeterias — by B. Griffith
   1.49 MB pdf | 1.62 MB PowerPoint File

» Evolution of Central Facilities — by D. Antrobus
   7.23 MB pdf | 6.32 MB PowerPoint File

» Complex, But Critical: Mapping the Economics and Determining Financial Viability of Washeterias
   in Rural Alaska
— G. Hamburg
   8.60 MB pdf | 8.80 MB PowerPoint File

» The Ideal Washeteria: How Consumers, Operators and Utility Managers Work Together to Maximize
   Healthy Communities
— T. Ritter and C. Dankmeyer
   2.56 MB pdf | 1.67 MB PowerPoint File

» Washeteria Sanitation — C. Rosa
   13.26 MB pdf | 8.79 MB PowerPoint File

» Local Perspective Presentation 2: Nunapitchuk Washeteria — J. Wassillie
   21.88 MB pdf | 13.33 MB PowerPoint File

» ANTHC Rural Energy Briefing — D. Reitz
   2.90 MB pdf | 3.53 MB PowerPoint File


» Group 1 — D. Wagner
   186 KB pdf | 434 KB PowerPoint File

» Group 2 — C. Rosa
   298 KB pdf | 91 KB PowerPoint File

» Group 3 — B. Griffith
   50 KB pdf | 58 KB PowerPoint File

» Group 4 — B. Lefferts
   38 KB pdf | 52 KB PowerPoint File

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