Community Water Center

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

Water is a human right, not a privilege.

Laurel Firestone To Testify at Budget Hearing on CA Drinking Water Needs

ON Apr 26, 2016

Tomorrow, CWC’s Co-Director Laurel Firestone and close ally Jennifer Clary of Clean Water Action will testify at the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation Hearing to speak on California drinking water needs. You can listen to the hearing live HERE.

Welcome CWC's New Interns!

ON Apr 22, 2016

CWC is excited to introduce you to our new Water Programs Interns, Blanca Escobedo and Vanessa Martinez! Both Blanca and Vanessa are students at University of California, Davis, studying Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning and have recently joined CWC at our Sacramento office. They are passionate about environmental justice and will be providing policy, communications, and fund development support for CWC's drinking water campaigns. CWC is grateful to have Blanca and Vanessa on board, and we are excited to help them become effective drinking water advocates!

Join us at AGUA's 10 year celebration

ON Apr 19, 2016

Join us May 6th at AGUA's 10 year celebration!

National Drinking Water Week Calendar

ON Apr 13, 2016

Check out all of the events happening during this year's National Drinking Water Week!

$56 Million Package for 2016-17 Budget to Advance the Human Right to Water

ON Apr 07, 2016

Californians need an ongoing source of sustainable funding to secure safe, clean and affordable drinking water and sanitation for all communities. Until this ongoing source of funding is secured, however, our communities demand immediate investments through the 2016-2017 budget to meet our urgent drinking water needs. It is completely unacceptable that over one million Californians are impacted by unsafe water annually, and we need to act now to address this crisis.

" 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.