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Background and Objectives:
Access to clean drinking water and sanitation has been identified as a basic human right. The 2015 UN Goals for Sustainable Development include providing access to safe and affordable drinking water and adequate sanitation and hygiene for all by 2030. In the Arctic region, inadequate water and sanitation services are associated with poorer health status, and this burden mostly affects rural and indigenous populations. For Arctic nations, providing and maintaining water and sanitation services presents unique challenges including emerging threats related to climate change. As an endorsed project of the Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Work Group (SDWG), we seek to describe the current state of water and sanitation services, which water-related diseases are monitored, and the environmental changes affecting water and sanitation in northern circumpolar populations. More background information on this issue is available in our recent publication in the International Journal of Circumpolar Health: http://www.circumpolarhealthjournal.net/index.php/ijch/article/view/31149 .
For further information regarding this survey, please contact:
CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellow
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Co-Chair and US representative
Arctic Human Health Experts Group
Sustainable Development Working Group, Arctic Council