Community Water Center

Water is a human right, not a privilege.

New Report Outlines Strategies for Better Groundwater Management

ON Jul 30, 2015

A new report out today from Community Water Center, Clean Water Fund, and Union of Concerned Scientists highlights opportunities and strategies for engaging diverse stakeholders in California’s new system of groundwater management. “Collaborating For Success” draws on a wealth of research demonstrating the critical role of stakeholder engagement in achieving successful shared resource management.

Seven Communities Join Forces for Lasting Water Solutions

ON Jul 30, 2015

On Wednesday, July 29th, residents from seven northern Tulare County communities met to participate in a summit regarding their region’s collective water future. These small, unincorporated communities have struggled to provide safe drinking water to their residents, because the region’s groundwater is contaminated with high levels of nitrates and the pesticide DBCP.

CWC Opens New Office in South Kern!

ON Jul 20, 2015

We are excited to announce the recent opening of a third CWC office in Arvin, CA! This office will serve as the hub for our South Kern County work to bring interim and long-term solutions for drinking water issues faced by the region.

Northern Tulare County All-Stakeholder Summit, July 29th!

ON Jul 17, 2015

Attention residents of Cutler, East Orosi, Orosi, Monson, Seville, Sultana, and Yettem! There will be an important meeting on Wednesday, July 29th about your region’s water future, and you are invited to attend! These communities are working toward a regional drinking water solution. Come to the meeting to learn more about this important project, ask questions, voice any concerns, and get involved.

" 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.