Community Water Center

Water is a human right, not a privilege.

Honoring Water Justice Leaders

ON Feb 25, 2015

Our first annual Water Justice Leadership Awards was a great celebration! We were thrilled to be joined by so many supporters as we honored Joanna Mendoza, Jesus Quevedo, Senator Fran Pavley, Assemblymember Anthony Rendon, Jennifer Clary, and Martha Guzman-Aceves.

Experts: California Water Bond a $7.5 Billion Drop in the Bucket

ON Feb 13, 2015

The $7.5 billion in bond authority California voters approved in November represents a fraction of what is needed to fund water projects in the state, experts told state lawmakers this week.

First Annual Water Justice Leadership Awards on February 17th!

ON Feb 12, 2015

We've accomplished a lot together this past year, and the Awards are an opportunity for us to honor key partners in the movement for water justice.

New Report on How to Meet the Water Needs of Disadvantaged Communities

ON Feb 06, 2015

CWC and our partners worked together to produce recommendations at the Disadvantaged Communities Visioning Workshop in December 2015. These recommendations identify more effective means of engaging with and responding to low-income communities’ water needs as part of a pilot program involving seven Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Groups.

Agua4All: New Taps Installed in South Kern County and Eastern Coachella Valley Expand Access to Safe, Clean Drinking Water

ON Feb 06, 2015

20-year-old Arvin City Mayor pro Tem Jose Gurrolla often tells the story of how, after spending hours playing under the San Joaquin Valley sun as a kid, he and his friends knew instinctively not to quench their thirst with the water coming out of their school’s taps. Even children know that the water in South Kern County isn’t safe.

" 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.