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Governor Brown Approves $1 billion for Emergency Drought Relief

ON Mar 27, 2015

Governor Brown approved a $1 billion emergency drought relief package this week! The legislation is an important step toward ensuring all communities have access to safe, clean, and affordable drinking water.

Assembly Committee hears testimony from East Porterville residents and Tulare Lake Basin Study Recommendations

ON Mar 26, 2015

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.

Proposed Office To Help Poor Communities Get Clean Drinking Water

ON Mar 24, 2015

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.

As water dwindles, lawmakers seek access to confidential well logs

ON Mar 24, 2015

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 announces Maria Herrera's appointment to the CA Water Commission!

ON Mar 12, 2015

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 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.