September 5, 2020 | Drinking Water, General RCAP News, Infrastructure, Public Health

Exploring Water, Health Infrastructure, Resilience and Learning (WHIRL) By: Shawn P. McElmurry, Ph.D., P.E. Associate Professor Wayne State University Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering Editor’s note: McElmurry is a contributing author for Drop of Knowledge and leader of a…

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RCAP Signs Letter of Support for Water Research Programs

February 26, 2019 | Congress, EPA, General RCAP News, Infrastructure

On Monday, February 25th RCAP joined 9 partners in a letter urging the 116th Congress to provide additional support to two programs in fiscal year 2020: the EPA's National Priorities Water Research program and the Innovative Water Technologies grant program…

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More Than $4 Billion in Loans Available for Rural Water Infrastructure Projects

August 25, 2018 | Blog, General RCAP News, Infrastructure

Written by: Joyce White, Director, USDA Rural Development Georgia Not long ago, the United States was a world leader in infrastructure investments. Federal and private funding helped even the most remote communities obtain electricity, running water and access to the…

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RCAP Responds to White House’s Infrastructure Plan and Proposed Budget

February 13, 2018 | Blog, General RCAP News, Infrastructure, Policy, Press Releases

The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) is committed to working with the White House and Congress on infrastructure projects benefiting rural America    Washington, DC (Feb. 12, 2018) – For more than four decades, the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP)…

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RCAP Releases Statement on Administration’s Budget Cuts

May 25, 2017 | Drinking Water, Economic Development, EPA, General RCAP News, Infrastructure, Rural, USDA, Wastewater, Water

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate Release                                                                      May 25, 2017  RCAP Releases Statement on Administration’s Budget Cuts WASHINGTON, D.C. - Earlier this week, the Trump Administration released its full budget proposal to Congress. The proposal includes deep cuts to programs that will…

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RCAP Announces New Executive Director, Nathan Ohle

May 15, 2017 | Drinking Water, General RCAP News, Infrastructure, Rural, Wastewater, Water

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Rural Community Assistance Partnership, a national organization facilitating access to safe drinking water and sanitary wastewater disposal to rural communities, has announced the selection of Nathan Ohle as its new executive director, starting May 15. Nathan…

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Robert B. Stewart Retirement Note

April 4, 2017 | Drinking Water, EPA, Fracking, General RCAP News, Hydraulic Fracturing, Infrastructure, Rural, USDA, Wastewater, Water

FROM: Hope F. Cupit, C.P.A., Board Chair, RCAP Network Dear Partners and Friends of Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) – I am writing this letter to bid farewell to Robert Stewart as he retires from the RCAP Network. It has…

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Peter Gleick provides fascinating facts about water

May 10, 2013 | Infrastructure, Investment

For World Water Day on March 22, Dr. Peter Gleick provided a long list of facts about uses of water that was published on Science Blogs. Gleick is president and co-founder of the Pacific Institute and is renowned as an…

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EPA releases report on emerging technologies for wastewater treatment and in-plant wet-weather management

May 9, 2013 | Assessment, EPA, Infrastructure, Water

EPA has released a report on emerging technologies for wastewater treatment and in-plant wet weather management to assist municipal wastewater utility owners and operators, local governments, engineers, and planners find information on new wastewater treatment and in-plant wet-weather management technologies. …

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USDA Rural Development celebrates Earth Day by Promoting water-quality projects in 32 states

April 24, 2013 | Infrastructure, Report

WASHINGTON (USDA) – As part of USDA's Earth Day celebration, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced April 22 support for projects that will improve water and wastewater services for rural Americans and benefit the environment across the country. The United States…

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