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Alaska Rural Water and Sanitation Working Group

A USARC-Coordinated Working Group

January 13, 2011 | Anchorage, AK

First Annual Water and Sanitation Innovations for the Arctic Workshop

Co-sponsored by the US Arctic Research Commission and Centers for Disease Control

This workshop focused on water and sanitation issues in rural Alaska, stressing the connection between health and clean water provision/sanitation and a potential reframing of the “issue list” in the context of climate change. The workshop organizers were especially keen to discuss potential research and innovation in the field. We hoped to foster productive conversations between groups that normally would not have primary contact and come away from this workshop with new and innovative ideas for pathways forward in these areas of research.

July 2011

Water and Sanitation Briefing for the State of Alaska

The purpose of this document is to brief policy makers about the impact of unmet water and sewer needs on the health and the quality of life in rural Alaska.

Available Format: 270 KB pdf 


Alaska Village Sanitation: Current Status and the Need for New Technology — By B. Griffith
4.7 MB pdf | 3.6 MB PowerPoint File

Climate Change Impacts in Alaska — By Mike Black
48 MB pdf | 1.4 MB pdf | 47 MB PowerPoint File

Connecting the Dots: Reducing Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene-Related Diarrheal Illness — By M.J. Beach
14.3 MB pdf | 26.6 MB PowerPoint File

Sanitation Engineering in the North: Past Solutions and Considerations — By J.A. Warren
15.5 MB pdf | 17 MB PowerPoint File

Wastewater Treatment in Cold/Arctic Climate With a Focus on Small Scale and Onsite Systems — By P.D. Jenssen
53.7 MB pdf | 12 MB pdf | 47.9 MB PowerPoint File

Water and Honey Buckets in Rural Alaska — By M.C. Pete
631 KB pdf | 684 KB PowerPoint File

Water and Human Health in Alaska — By T. Hennessy
12.6 MB pdf | 8.1 MB PowerPoint File

Water and Sanitation Innovations for the Arctic — By Denman Ondelacy
2.2 MB pdf | 2.7 MB PowerPoint File


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