Community Water Center

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

Water is a human right, not a privilege.

Water Justice Leadership Awards 2016 Sponsors

ON Feb 04, 2016

Many thanks to our 2016 Water Justice Leadership Awards Sponsors! Community Water Champions: The California Endowment; Community Water Stars: Environmental Defense Fund, Environment Now, Rural Community Assistance Corporation, Restore Hetch Hetchy; Community Water Friends: The Nature Conservancy, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, The Sierra Health Foundation; Community Water Ambassadors: Soluri Meserve

Spotlight California Mini Series features CWC on Drought-Resilient Communities

ON Jan 27, 2016

We're thrilled to be featured in the new Spotlight California mini series for our work creating more drought-resilient communities.

CWC congratulates former Senior Policy Analyst Omar Carrillo on his new position

ON Jan 12, 2016

After three years of advocating for safe, affordable drinking water for rural communities, CWC’s Senior Policy Analyst Omar Carrillo has moved on to an exciting new position with the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation.

Northern Tulare County Water Alliance

ON Jan 12, 2016

To close out 2015, members of the Northern Tulare County (NTC) Water Alliance participated in a field trip on December 5th to the Terra Bella Water Treatment Plant to learn first-hand about the surface water treatment option being proposed for the Northern Tulare County region. Starting with their first meeting of 2016 on January 9th, the NTC Water Alliance will be delving into more detail on the pros and cons of the governance alternatives their region could pursue.

CWC Kicks Off 2016 Campaign to Protect Drinking Water From Dangerous Contaminant 123 TCP

ON Jan 12, 2016

123 TCP (1,2,3-trichloropropane) is an extremely toxic chemical contaminating the groundwater that is used as drinking water in cities and small communities across California, but disproportionately in the San Joaquin Valley. In 1999, 123 TCP was added to the list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, however, to this day, it remains unregulated and therefore untreated in hundreds of systems across the state.

" 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.