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.


DON ANTROBUS, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

BILL GRIFFITH, Facility Programs, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

TOM HENNESSY, Arctic Investigations Program,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

BRIAN LEFFERTS, Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation

GREG MAGEE, Village Safe Water, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

DENNNIS WAGNER, Environmental Protection Agency

CHERYL ROSA, Working Group Coordinator,
US Arctic Research Commission



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(3:38 minutes; 5.7 MB mp3)

» WORKSHOP MATERIALS | Fifth Annual USARC/CDC Water and Sanitation Workshop: Arctic Wastewater Treatment and Disposal—Current Status and Research Needs

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» Alaska's Water and Sewer Challenge:
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