Alaska Rural Water and Sanitation Working Group

A USARC-Coordinated Working Group

February 2–3, 2021 | Virtual Workshop

Tracing the Pandemic Through Wastewater

Using Sewage Monitoring to Investigate Infectious Disease

Sponsored by the US Arctic Research Commission, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

Join us for a virtual, free workshop featuring guest speakers and panelists from Alaska and around the world! 

Workshop Topics

The two day workshop will cover:

  • An overview of the current state of the science of Wastewater Epidemiology
  • How this technology is being used during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Testing goals and potential sampling approaches for Alaska’s unique and varied remote communities
  • Ethical privacy considerations when conducting these activities in small communities


The workshop is open to the public, though aimed at health and water/sanitation professionals.


Contact Caitlin Turberville, Research Coordinator,
US Arctic Research Commission