25 August 2021
Overview Inuit communities are located in four countries and access to drinking water and sanitation are influenced by many factors, including local, regional, sub-national and national policies and statutes, geography, climate, and professional capacity for procuring and managing new and existing infrastructure. [...] Availability of data and information about the status of drinking water and sanitation infrastructure in Inuit communities as well as the ability of Inuit to exercise our right to water and sanitation therefore vary significantly by jurisdiction. [...] S., Canada, and Greenland must make major new investments in Inuit water and sanitation infrastructure in order to improve access to water and sanitation as well as the quality of those services. [...] S., Canada, and Denmark to partner with ICC and to use the Arctic Council as a platform for developing common approaches and methods for monitoring access to drinking water and sanitation as well as for developing solutions for improving the quality of drinking water and sanitation infrastructure and services. [...] States and academic institutions must prioritize investments in Inuit-led research about drinking water and sanitation in Inuit communities: States must help close data and information gaps that contribute to the limited prioritization of drinking water and sanitation challenges in Inuit communities.