Building taps and toilets for Indigenous Alaskans

Imagine you didn’t have access to a toilet – where would you go to the bathroom, and more importantly what would you do with your waste?

This is a reality for a number of Indigenous Alaskan communities who not only collect their sewage using a bucket system, but have no running water raising concern about its safeness and cleanliness.

Dena Fam is a researcher from the Institute for Sustainable Futures at UTS who travelled to Alaska last year as part of a project to develop sustainable sanitation solutions for these communities.

Image: Courtesy CRW Engineering Group

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