DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND RESEARCH
THE WATER COLLABORATIVE OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS
Rebecca Malpass is the Policy and Research Director for the Water Collaborative of Greater New Orleans (TWC). A graduate of Tulane University, Rebecca has called New Orleans home for nearly 16 years. With a background in conservation and environmental science, she works to protect the health of our water, ecosystems, and communities. As Director of Policy and Research, Rebecca connects federal and state water policies to communities and practices on the ground in Louisiana. She has led numerous projects and policy initiatives for TWC, including aiding the Louisiana Housing Corporation's efforts to bring low-income household water assistance program (LIHWAP) funding to residents quickly and establishing recommendations for a permanent program through a community-led federal task force; leading TWC's first water quality study and report in Cancer Alley to bring awareness of emerging contaminant risks in southeastern Louisiana to community members, utilities, and government officials and agencies; collaboratively overseeing the process for developing an equitable and dedicated Water Justice Fund for the City of New Orleans; and working with our local and state government officials from both sides of the aisle on best infrastructure management practices, policies, and legislation. She sits on numerous federal and regional coalitions, working with national, state, and local partners, to bring safe, clean, and affordable water to all.