PROTECT. PRESERVE. PREPARE.
We strive to protect our water culture, preserve our resources, and prepare for future generations.
The mission of the National Tribal Water Center is to serve as a culturally appropriate resource to maximize
the health and well being of American Indian and Alaska Native people through water and sanitation.
Partnership is at the foundation of what we do. NTWC is nationwide in scope, partnering with U.S. tribes, tribal organizations, federal agencies, foundations, and academic institutions. Strategic partners from many organizations, including the Indian Health Service; the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, CDC’s Health Studies Branch and Arctic Investigations Program; and The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, enhance our capacity to address needs.
NTWC SUPPORTS TRIBES IN THEIR EFFORTS TO ESTABLISH SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE WATER SERVICE
The National Tribal Water Center (NTWC) is comprised of three elements: environmental health education and research, engineering consultation, and operation and maintenance services. Together they provide a comprehensive package of services that meet the water and sanitation technical assistance needs of our Alaskan, national and international partners, in order to decrease rates of infectious disease and increase system sustainability. The National Tribal Water Center was established in 2011 and is located within the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC), a not-for-profit health organization managed and operated by its customer–owners. As a member of the Alaska Native Health Board, ANTHC works closely with the National Indian Health Board to address Alaska Native and American Indian health issues.