Community Water Center

Water is a human right, not a privilege.

In dry California, water goes to those who drill the deepest

ON Aug 15, 2014

By Haya El Nasser, Al Jazeera America. The only sign of life sprouting out of a vast expanse of land in this unincorporated corner of Tulare County is a large drilling rig and two trucks laden with 1,000-foot-long drill pipes.

New Water Bond Advances Human Right to Water

ON Aug 14, 2014

CWC advocates were brought into last-minute negotiations with the Governor’s office to ensure the new $7.5-billion bond would target resources to communities that lack access to clean, safe and affordable drinking water.

California drought: Lawmakers consider historic rules to limit groundwater pumping

ON Aug 13, 2014

By Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News. In what would be the most significant water law passed in California in nearly 50 years, lawmakers in Sacramento are working with Gov. Jerry Brown to regulate groundwater pumping for the first time.

Tulare County secures $1.5M for school water

ON Aug 13, 2014

By David Castellon, Visalia Times-Delta. The CA Water Resources Control Board has awarded two grants totaling $1.5 million to buy bottled water for disadvantaged Tulare County schools with bad water quality or limited water access.

" 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.