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 2013, Alaska updated its Capacity Development strategy to support, promote, and improve the sustainability of Alaska’s Public Drinking Water Systems. In 2019, the strategy will undergo another review to prepare systems to better meet future capacity needs that take into consideration changes in recent regulations as well as funding availability.
Capacity Development efforts include water system training 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
- EPA Capacity Development Information
- Operation and Maintenance Best Practices
- Remote Maintenance Worker (RMW) Program
- Operator Training and Certification Program
ADEC Capacity Development Program Reports
- 2013 Alaska Capacity Development Strategy [PDF]
- 2000 Citizens Advisory Board Report of Findings [PDF]
- 2017 Annual Capacity Development Report [PDF]
Capacity Development Program Contact Information
Sarah Mutter, Capacity Development Coordinator