The Politics of Drinking Water

December 30, 2014 | General RCAP News

"Hydration isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. Providing access to clean water is a fundamental measure of effective government. When water goes bad, so do political relations," reads a recent Atlantic article titled the Politics of Drinking Water."Most Americans take…

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Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act

December 16, 2014 | General RCAP News

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The Act was passed to protect public health by regulating the nation's public drinking water supply. We have made great progress over the past 40 years, but many challenges remain.…

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UC Davis study links water quality and obesity

December 15, 2014 | General RCAP News

A new study from the Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis finds that low-quality drinking water is a potential barrier to reducing the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in high-poverty rural immigrant communities. Key FactsMany water systems serving low-income immigrant…

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