Seventh Annual USARC/CDC Water and Sanitation Workshop:
Climate Change, Water and Health

Friday, January 20, 2017 | 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 impact of climate change on water and sanitation infrastructure in Alaska, along with the potential health consequences of this type of infrastructure failure. Participants discussed the baseline state of W&S infrastructure knowledge, the need to inventory W&S infrastructure around the state, as well as assess the impact of climate change on its functionality, in both near- and long-term time frames. The group also discussed how this might be accomplished given the current funding outlook and the State of Alaska’s economic status with the aim of developing an approach and ranking criteria for an at-risk infrastructure inventory.

Workshop objectives were to:

Workshop Deliverables:


» Workshop Agenda | 123 KB pdf
» Attendees | 28 KB pdf
» WORKSHOP REPORT - report is currently being developed and will be posted here when complete


» 7th Annual Water and Sanitation Innovations for the Arctic: Water, Climate and Health – an introduction — by C. Rosa

    3.9 MB pdf | 1.9 MB PowerPoint File
» Asset Inventory for Alaska Communities: background on need for asset inventory — by D. Wagner

    4.8 MB pdf | 3.8 MB PowerPoint File
» Health effects of loss of water/sanitation services — by T. Hennessy

   5.2 MB pdf | 1.9 MB PowerPoint File
» Damage and Disruption to Water Infrastructure — by C. Bohan

   13.2 MB pdf | 11.3 MB PowerPoint File
» Climate Change Impacts on Water Quality in Alaska — by J. Warren

   10.7 MB pdf | 17.2 MB PowerPoint File
» Food Security — by C. Behe

   18.1 MB pdf | 13.2 MB PowerPoint File
» Waste Erosion Assessment and Review (WEAR) — by M. Brewer

   4.6 MB pdf | 8 MB PowerPoint File
» Water Infrastucture Funding Outlook: WRDA, WIFIA and WIIN — by D. Wagner

   421 KB pdf | 464 KB PowerPoint File
» Water and Sanitation system Hazard Vulnerability Analysis in the Y-K Delta region — by B. Lefferts

   29.6 MB pdf | 1.4 MB PowerPoint File
» Climate change-related survey results from Arctic Council WASH survey — by J. Bressler

   2.7 MB pdf | 2.2 MB PowerPoint File
» Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Mitigation Programs — by K. Reeves

   1.8 MB pdf | 1.4 MB PowerPoint File
» Anticipated health risks: approaches to planning for future response to water system failure — by T. Hennessy

   1.46 MB pdf | 1.1 MB PowerPoint File

Breakout Group Presentations

» Group A – Develop an approach to inventory of water and sanitation infrastructure
   13.8 MB pdf | 633 KB PowerPoint File
» Group B – Develop a ranking or prioritization of at-risk infrastructure from THIS inventory
   7 MB pdf | 1 MB PowerPoint File