Assessing Community Ownership and Pride in Tribal Water Services
sponsored by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
The National Tribal Water Center within Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and the Water Institute at UNC will measure the degree to which Tribal members and Tribal governments feel a sense of ownership and pride in their water service, determine if a lack of ownership and pride can be linked to common challenges facing water systems that serve Tribes, and explore motives that could be used in future education-based interventions. This work will contribute to increased consumption of treated water, decreased EPA Safe Drinking Water Act violations, sustainable operating and management of systems, increased willingness to pay for the services provided, and lower rates of water-related disease.
Water Institute Researchers
Jamie Bartram – Principal Investigator
Urooj Amjad – Lead Researcher