More than half a dozen East Porterville residents drove to Sacramento last month to testify before the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee. These residents told stories about life without water. Of being unable to wash clothes, take showers, or even flush the toilet without first walking outside to fill a bucket with water from a temporary water tank.
The emergency drought relief bill proposed for California would create a new state office. That might sound fairly mundane. But it could go a long way to help disadvantaged communities.
It’s not a secret that California is facing a groundwater crisis. But something else is: a vast repository of state records that scientists and water policy specialists say could dramatically improve our understanding of California’s groundwater resources if they were made public.
Governor Brown appointed Maria Herrera to the CA Water Commission on March 11th! CWC's former Community Advocacy Director and a current AGUA member, Maria is one of the foremost experts on rural community water needs in the Central Valley. CWC is thrilled to see her in this new leadership role!!
CWC recently completed a fact sheet on acute water shortage needs for California's most vulnerable communities. The document provides key recommendations for California's Administration and Legislature to address critical drought-related issues.
CWC Co-founder and Co-Executive Director, awarded 2013 Gary Bellow Public Service Award
CWC's Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director awarded "Top Activist" in 2012