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ANTHC staff share work at Water Innovation for Healthy Arctic Homes conference

September 23, 2016

This week, many ANTHC programs participated in the Water Innovation for Healthy Arctic Homes (WIHAH) conference held in Anchorage Sept. 18-21.

The WIHAH conference brings together Alaskan, U.S., and international engineers, health experts, researchers, community members, policymakers, and innovators to discuss health benefits, challenges and innovations associated with making running water and sewer in remote northern communities safe, affordable and sustainable.

ANTHC programs shared their expertise including Environmental Health and Engineering project management, Tribal Utility Support, Climate and Environmental Health, Clinical and Research Services, National Tribal Water Center and the Rural Energy Initiative. The Kivalina in-home sanitation system pilot project was also featured as an innovative technical demonstration as a low cost sanitation alternative for communities that are affected by climate change.

This international circumpolar conference is an official event in conjunction with the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, as an endorsed project of the Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group.

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