Capacity Development


Capacity development is the process through which water systems acquire and maintain adequate technical, managerial, and financial capabilities to enable them to consistently provide safe drinking water.

In 2000 Alaska finalized a strategy to support, promote and improve the sustainability of Alaska's Public Drinking Water Systems. This Capacity Development Strategy is in the final stages of being updated, based on public meetings held in Fairbanks, Anchorage and Juneau. The new strategy is intended to provide a more flexible implementation framework which meets regulatory requirements and prepares systems to better meet future needs.

Capacity Development efforts include water system trainings and technical assistance, financial review of new public water systems, and coordination with other State, Federal and local agencies that are providing assistance to public water systems.

Capacity Development Links and References

EPA Capacity Development Information.

Capacity Development Documents