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CWC's Jerry Tinoco Discusses Arsenic Contamination in Arvin on KERO Bakersfield

ON Apr 16, 2015

Jerry Tinoco discusses Arvin's long-standing problem of arsenic contamination and the financial challenges for many Arvin residents of acquiring adequate water filters.

CWC's Jenny Rempel Discusses Drought Impacts on California Communities on MSNBC

ON Apr 16, 2015

Jenny Rempel discusses the impacts of the drought on small California communities and the need for lasting drinking water solutions on MSNBC's Greenhouse.

More than 1 million Californians don’t have reliable access to clean water

ON Apr 06, 2015

Californians who grumble about not being able to water their lawns everyday during the fourth year of a historic drought should swing by this small town in southern Kern County. Drought or no drought, residents of this rural community can’t drink water from the tap and can’t even use it for cooking because high levels of arsenic — known to cause cancer — become even more concentrated when water is boiled.

Laurel Firestone co-authors op-ed for the Guardian on Well Logs

ON Apr 03, 2015

The Guardian recently published an op-ed by Laurel Firestone and Thomas Harter on the need for public wells logs in California, especially as drought conditions continue to intensify.

Prop. 1 Water Bond Implementation Updates

ON Mar 27, 2015

The $7.545 billion water bond (Prop. 1) was approved overwhelmingly by California voters last November to direct critical resources towards state water supply infrastructure projects. That set aside at least $696 million specifically for disadvantaged and severely disadvantaged communities. Now, the task at hand is actually disbursing that money on the ground where it’s needed most.

" 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.