Community Water Center

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

Water is a human right, not a privilege.

Small Communities Can't Solve Toxic Water Problems Without Help

ON Oct 24, 2017

Five years ago California became the first state in the nation to recognize access to safe, clean drinking water as a human right. Today, the reality for hundreds of communities throughout the state is they have tap water that’s too contaminated to drink and no money to clean it up.

2017 Legislative Wins and looking forward!

ON Oct 13, 2017

A look back on the 2017 legislative session and the work ahead in 2018.

Volunteer Canvassers Needed October 28th!

ON Oct 12, 2017

This month CWC Community Education and Outreach Specialist, Vanessa Michel, is leading a team of 10 canvassers to outreach to thousands of latino voters in unincorporated communities impacted by lack of access to safe, clean and affordable drinking water.

Four New CWC Team Members!

ON Oct 12, 2017

We have three new interns and one new fellow that joined us last month across both our Visalia and Sacramento offices!

Join Us in Fresno for the GSP Toolkit Release October 26th!

ON Oct 12, 2017

The Union of Concerned Scientists, Self-Help Enterprises, and Community Water Center invite you to a panel discussion on local groundwater sustainability planning and the launch of the toolkit, Getting Involved in Groundwater; A Guide to California’s Groundwater Sustainability Plans.

" 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. "

--GRIST.COM

LAUREL FIRESTONE

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

by The Harvard Law School.

SUSANA DE ANDA

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

by Marie Claire magazine.