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  • Monday, December 09, 2019
  • New Film Shares Alaska Community’s Path to Sustainability

Igiugig, population 69, located at the mouth of the Kvichak River as it leaves Lake Iliamna, is the site of the first commercial in-river hydrokinetic energy generator. In recent years, the community has made strategic steps toward food, water and now energy security.

A new film showcases the community’s progress and achievements toward its goal of self-sustainability.
Igiugig is one of four communities selected for participation in the National Science Foundation project, "Coupling infrastructure improvements to food-energy-water system dynamics in small cold region communities: MicroFEWs."

MicroFEWs is a four-year project with the ultimate goal of developing a novel systems approach to understanding the linkages between renewable energy use and its downstream impacts upon food, energy and water security in remote Arctic and sub-Arctic communities.
For more information on the MicroFEWs project and the other communities, visit


Igiugig is featured in a new film for the MicroFEWs project. Photo by Amanda Byrd.