September 2, 2016
Contact: Bianca Poll
Director of Communications
Rural Community Assistance Partnership
White House Mentions Partnership with RCAP during NDRP First Progress Report
WASHINGTON, DC- This week, the White House announced the first progress report from a new cross-agency Federal partnership, the National Drought Resilience Partnership (NDRP). This announcement came in advance of President Obama’s speech at the 20th Anniversary of the Annual Lake Tahoe Summit about the importance of partnerships and innovation in tackling our shared climate and conservation challenges.
The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) was specifically cited as a partner in identifying rural communities most at risk for comprised drinking water supplies as a result of drought. RCAP is proud to provide technical assistance to rural communities and the water and wastewater utilities that serve them.
Robert Stewart, RCAP Executive Director states, “RCAP’s partnership with federal, state and local agencies is integral to our mission to improve the quality of life in rural communities. The impacts of drought weigh heavily on small communities that typically have limited resources and few if any alternative water supplies. Ensuring that these small communities are prepared for drought and can respond with sensible and economically feasible measures is an important part of the work that we accomplish in rural America.”
ABOUT RCAP: The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) is a national network of six regional RCAPs working to ensure that rural and small communities through the United States have access to safe drinking water and sanitary wastewater disposal. The Partnership provides a variety of programs to accomplish this goal, such as direct training and technical assistance. For more information, visit www.rcap.org.
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