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What: RCAP Webinar - Continuing to Serve: How to Recruit Retiring Military Personnel into the Water Sector

When: 2/18/21, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Where: Virtual 

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.

What: RCAP 2021 Fly-In

When: February 22-25, 2021

Where: Virtual

RCAP staff and rural community members from across the country will meet virtually with elected representatives and agency staffers to discuss issues facing rural America. Click here for more information, including the draft agenda.

RuralRISE Large

What: RuralRISE Mini-Summit

When: April 15, 2021

Where: Virtual

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.

RCAP national conference

What: RCAP 2021 National Conference

When: August 17-19, 2021

Where: Chicago, Illinois, or virtual

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.




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Drop of Knowledge

Webcast on monitoring and assessment under the Clean Water Act

By RCAP | Mar 30, 2010

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:

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EPA proposes veto of mine permit under Clean Water Act

By RCAP | Mar 30, 2010

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.

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RCAP staff member testifies before House subcommittee

By RCAP | Mar 23, 2010

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.

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EPA Administrator outlines new vision for clean, safe drinking water

By RCAP | Mar 23, 2010

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.

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United Nations study examines global challenges in obtaining clean water

By RCAP | Mar 23, 2010

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. 

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EPA initiates hydraulic fracturing study

By RCAP | Mar 22, 2010

Agency seeks input from Science Advisory Board


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EPA launches Web forum on how to best protect America’s waters

By RCAP | Mar 18, 2010

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.

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Fix-a-Leak Week offers Texas-sized water savings

By RCAP | Mar 17, 2010

Americans can save water and money


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.


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Seeking communications intern

By RCAP | Mar 11, 2010

RCAP’s national office in downtown Washington, D.C., is seeking a communications intern for part-time or possibly full-time hours.  The office is accessible by Metro and several bus routes. 

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