Increasingly rapid global change now presents Alaska with emerging challenges. Many of these lie at the interface of water and society as an ever-crowded world grapples with balancing quality, supply, and demand. Water is life and our approaches to its management, conservation and utilization will determine the survival and well-being of billions of people, both today and for the foreseeable future. How do we develop the North such that it is resilient and responsive? The conference will seek a better understanding of the issues that surround water ranging from food security to its role in health and sustaining the economy.

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Abstract submissions will be accepted through 12:00 p.m. (Alaska time zone) Monday, 16 August 2010. Abstracts must be submitted online at:

For more information about the conference, please contact:
Lillian Alessa
Phone: 907-786-1136

For more information about the AAAS Arctic Division and division activities, please contact:
Larry Duffy
Phone: 907-474-7525