Community Water Center

Water is a human right, not a privilege.

Laurel Firestone Speaks at International Law Conference

ON Oct 20, 2014

Laurel Firestone joined other environmental law scholars and advocates, policymakers, NGO leaders, and scholars at an international conference on "Human Rights and the Environment: Interdisciplinary Approaches."

Jerry Brown, Smart and Prepared, Responds to California’s Drought Emergency

ON Oct 20, 2014

By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue. Three straight years of desperately dry conditions in California are igniting hills in towering orange flames, turning reservoirs to sandpits, and causing residents across America’s most populous state to clamor for water.

CWC Presents at UN Universal Periodic Review

ON Oct 16, 2014

CWC Policy Analyst Omar Carrillo spoke about the fight for the Human Right to Water at the Berkeley International Human Rights Law Clinic last week! Onward to water justice!

With Dry Taps and Toilets, California Drought Turns Desperate

ON Oct 03, 2014

By Jennifer Medina, The New York Times. After a nine-hour day working at a citrus packing plant, her body covered in a sheen of fruit wax and dust, there is nothing Angelica Gallegos wants more than a hot shower, with steam to help clear her throat and lungs.

Drought-Impacted Communities Get National Spotlight on NBC Nightly News

ON Sep 24, 2014

CWC community partner Gladys Colunga and CWC Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director Laurel Firestone shared stories about the drought’s impact on NBC Nightly News with Al Roker!

" 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.