The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Artic Council

Arctic Council Conference in Alaska to Focus on Need for Clean Water & Healthy Homes in the Arctic

Many Arctic communities suffer from a lack of access to household water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), contributing to higher rates of communicable disease. As is true worldwide, WASH is fundamental to sustainable development and community resilience in a rapidly warming and changing region.

As part of the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, the United States is hosting Water Innovations for Healthy Arctic Homes (WIHAH). International experts, practitioners, innovators, and academics will convene in Anchorage, Alaska, September 18-21, 2016 to share information, explore innovations, and forge partnerships. Read More...