The mission of The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association is to promote sustainable rainwater harvesting practices to help solve potable, non-potable, stormwater and energy challenges throughout the world. (http://www.arcsa.org)
The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) embodies the land grant tradition of UDC. In addition to offering innovative academic programs in urban architecture and community development, urban sustainability, health education, nursing, and nutrition and dietetics, the CAUSES offer a wide range of community education programs through five land grant centers (1) The Center for Urban Agriculture & Gardening Education, (2) The Center for Sustainable Development which includes the Water Resources Research Institute, (3) The Center for Nutrition Diet & Health which includes the Institute of Gerontology, (4) The Center for 4-H & Youth Development, and (5) The Architectural Research Institute.
The mission of the Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project (SER-CAP) is to improve the quality of life for low-income individuals by promoting affordable water and wastewater facilities, community development, environmental health and economic self-sufficiency. http://www.sercap.org/