This webinar will discuss how skills learned in the military can be a good fit for the water sector and how the water sector’s mission, structure, and camaraderie can be a good fit for retiring military personnel. MAP’s Monte Kerchal will share his experiences of making the shift from a military career into drinking water. The webinar will also describe the process of how retiring military personnel find new jobs and will offer practical advice for water systems to get their job postings in the hands of veterans.
Mark your calendars for a mini-Summit focused on rural broadband. Registration opens March 1 and will be held via Zoom. You can view the agenda and sponsorship opportunities here.
The RCAP National Conference is an opportunity for technical assistance providers from across the country to gather together and discuss common challenges, issues and opportunities faced in rural communities. More information to come.
This is part of RCAP’s series to celebrate Women’s History Month and highlight the leadership and wisdom of the wonderful women who support this network Saturday morning breakfast was dedicated family time in our German household. One Saturday morning when I was fifteen, I wondered out loud between bites what I could do with myRead More
AWWA: Water Loss ControlThe latest version of AWWA’s industry-standard free water audit software. Southwest Environmental Finance Center: Water Loss SwitchboardA repository of documentation and tools related to measuring and addressing non-revenue water. Southwest Environmental Finance Center: The Water Audit Handbook for Small Drinking Water SystemsGuide to help small water systems prepare a water audit usingRead More
EPA: Water Workforce Veteran Promotion Tips for water and wastewater utilities considering hiring veterans and promote interagency activities to improve career opportunities for disabled Veterans in the water sector. EPA: Guide for Applying Military Occupational Specialties (M.O.S.) to Civilian Drinking Water and Wastewater Operations Guide highlighting relevant MOSs and tips for water and wastewater utilitiesRead More
By Aubrey Neussendorfer, Technical Assistance Provider, Midwest Assistance Partnership (MAP) Small communities with limited budgets need to be especially creative to solve issues within their wastewater systems. Innovative and affordable solutions help communities treat their wastewater systems without compromising their budgets. These alternative methods, like using Dawn dish soap to aid in the treatment of fats, oils, and greases (FOG) or using barley straw bales in lagoons for treatingRead More
Imagine, for the moment, the world’s information highway, an always-changing, fast-moving, and remarkably noisy freeway of all things communications. It’s a complex ecosystem with a broad universe of disciplines in the communications toolbox. With Public relations, advertising, and marketing merging onto the social, digital, radio, print, and broadcast media speedway. An electric race where everyoneRead More
Katrina Hiott is a Rural Development Specialist II in Northern California with RCAP’s western partner, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC). She has been employed with RCAC for three years. Prior to working with RCAC and the water industry, Katrina pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Resource Science at UC Davis, worked on the Eastern ShoreRead More
RCAP gives network partner organizations the chance to recognize a member of Congress from their service territory who are exceptional allies of the RCAP Network and rural communities across the United States Washington, DC (February 24, 2021) — The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), Inc. and its national network of six regional partners honors U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop (D-GA-2) with a 2021 Congressional Champion Award for his outstandingRead More
Washington, DC (February 23, 2021) — The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), Inc. and its national network of six regional partners honors U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) with a 2021 Congressional Champion Award for his outstanding service, dedication, and tireless advocacy on behalf of rural communities and small towns across the nation. Established in 2019, RCAP’s bipartisan congressional awards are given to policymakers who have gone aboveRead More
By now, many of you have heard of the cyber attack on the water treatment facility in the City of Oldsmar, FL on February 5, 2021. You can view the city’s press conference at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx1wTh8G97Q. The event consisted of unauthorized remote access to the utility’s supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system where an intruderRead More