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.
EPA is announcing a Watershed Academy webcast on April 7, 2010 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm EDT titled "Monitoring and Assessment Under the on the Clean Water Act."
This is the third in a series of webcasts on the Clean Water Act (CWA). Earlier webcast topics included an introduction to the CWA and an introduction to water quality standards.
This webcast will focus on key aspects of monitoring and assessment under the CWA including:Read More
WASHINGTON (EPA) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on March 26 its proposal under the Clean Water Act to significantly restrict or prohibit mountain top mining at the Spruce No. 1 surface mine in Logan County, W. Va. Spruce No.1 mine is one of the largest mountaintop removal operations ever proposed in Central Appalachia. The project was permitted in 2007 and subsequently delayed by litigation. The Spruce No.Read More
Chris Fierros, Chief Operating Officer of Midwest Assistance Program, the Midwest RCAP, testified March 23 before the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty Crops, and Foreign Agriculture. The subcommittee’s Capitol Hill hearing was to review efforts to improve rural water infrastructure.Read More
WASHINGTON (EPA) – In a speech today at the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) annual conference in Washington, D.C., U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced the agency is developing a broad new set of strategies to strengthen public health protection from contaminants in drinking water. The aim is to find solutions that meet the health and economic needs of communities across the country more effectively than the current approach. EPA is also announcing a decision to revise the existing drinking water standards for four contaminants that can cause cancer.Read More
A United Nations report says that use of bottled water is increasing worldwide, but it takes more than three quarts of water to produce one quart of bottled water. In the United States alone, production of bottled water takes an additional 17 million barrels of oil.Read More
WASHINGTON (EPA) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public input on how the agency can better protect and improve the health of our waters. For a two- week period, EPA is holding a Web discussion forum on how the nation can better manage some of the most significant water pollution problems facing our nation.Read More
WASHINGTON (EPA)–Across the country, household leaks are wasting more than 1 trillion gallons of water per year – enough water to supply every home in Texas with its annual water needs. To help consumers save water and money, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working with water utilities, manufacturers, retailers, communities and plumbers to promote its second annual Fix-a-Leak Week, March 15 to 21.