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The PhD research on the Influence of water systems on human health in Greenlandic settlements aims to identify any possible health impacts of the current water treatment, delivery and disposal systems in Greenlandic settlements. A first phase of the work consists in a statistical analysis of health and infrastructure data in the settlements. A second phase will see fieldwork conducted in a number of settlements, taking water samples and testing them for a series of characteristics, including in particular the presence of bacteria/E.coli. Interviews will also be led at the same time to establish trends in practices, preferences, and perceptions of water use and systems. The overall goal of this research is to establish whether a health risk is posed by the existing system, and make recommendations on how to improve it – should the need arise – in a manner appropriate to both health improvement and cultural preferences.