Community Water Center

Community-driven water solutions through organizing, education, and advocacy

Water is a human right, not a privilege.

Safe, reliable water started flowing to the first home in East Porterville today!

ON Aug 19, 2016

After over three years since the first homes started running out of water, East Porterville residents who have been relying on bottled water and tanks are now being connected to the City of Porterville’s water system.

Where Lead Lurks And Why Even Small Amounts Matter

ON Aug 16, 2016

Lead problems with the water in Flint, Mich., have prompted people across the country to ask whether they or their families have been exposed to the toxic metal in their drinking water, too. When it comes to assessing the risk, it's important to look in the right places.

California Agriculture Is The Largest Source Of Nitrogen Pollution In The State

ON Aug 10, 2016

A new assessment looks at nitrogen’s impact in California and how it’s affecting human health and the environment. The California Nitrogen Assessment Report shows that as the global demand for food has increased, so has the use of fertilizers- both organic and synthetic. But California crops use only a half to a third of all the synthetic nitrogen applied. Nearly 419,000 tons of nitrogen leach into groundwater every year.

White House Honors Tulare County Water Advocate

ON Aug 10, 2016

When we talk about water in the San Joaquin Valley, it’s often to highlight water problems, like dry wells, contaminated drinking water or, more recently, toxic algae in lakes and reservoirs. But the news isn’t all bad: local advocate Susana De Anda recently received an award from the White House for her work bringing clean water to San Joaquin Valley communities.

Annual Report 2015

ON Aug 05, 2016

We just released our first Annual Report!

" CWC has stepped in at all stages... to improve drinking water quality in the Central Valley, from testifying to policymakers to organizing to working to get local projects funded. "



CWC Co-founder and Co-Executive Director, awarded 2013 Gary Bellow Public Service Award

by The Harvard Law School.


CWC's Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director awarded "Top Activist" in 2012

by Marie Claire magazine.