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2017 Legislative Wins and looking forward!

ON Oct 13, 2017

A look back on the 2017 legislative session and the work ahead in 2018.

Volunteer Canvassers Needed October 28th!

ON Oct 12, 2017

This month CWC Community Education and Outreach Specialist, Vanessa Michel, is leading a team of 10 canvassers to outreach to thousands of latino voters in unincorporated communities impacted by lack of access to safe, clean and affordable drinking water.

Four New CWC Team Members!

ON Oct 12, 2017

We have three new interns and one new fellow that joined us last month across both our Visalia and Sacramento offices!

Join Us in Fresno for the GSP Toolkit Release October 26th!

ON Oct 12, 2017

The Union of Concerned Scientists, Self-Help Enterprises, and Community Water Center invite you to a panel discussion on local groundwater sustainability planning and the launch of the toolkit, Getting Involved in Groundwater; A Guide to California’s Groundwater Sustainability Plans.

Editorial: California requiere una inversión en agua potable

ON Oct 03, 2017

En California tenemos un gran problema con respecto al agua. Aunque siempre oímos de la falta de agua en California, un problema serio que todavía tenemos es que hay hasta un millón de personas en nuestro estado que no tienen agua potable. Hay más de 300 comunidades que la calidad del agua potable está por debajo de los estándares federales.

San Joaquin Valley Op-Eds in Support of SB 623

ON Oct 01, 2017

Arvin is one of 42 communities in Kern County impacted by unsafe drinking water. Mayor Jose Gurrola grew up in Arvin and has experienced firsthand the struggle that comes from living in a town with undrinkable water.

LA Times Editorial: Hundreds of thousands of Californians lack access to safe drinking water. Let's fix that once and for all

ON Oct 01, 2017

Although our recent wet weather has eased water shortages and droughts that California was facing, lawmakers and water agencies cannot stop just yet. There are still more than a million Californians who are left without safe and affordable drinking water, a problem that does not improve with precipitation.

Celebrating Water Justice in Visalia!

ON Sep 26, 2017

In this current era of political turmoil, it was a great chance to connect with each other, celebrate progress, and remain united in our goals for social change despite the challenges facing the justice movement today. Thank to you everyone who supported the event and helped make the night so special.

Fight for Safe Drinking Water Continues Into 2018 With SB 623

ON Sep 22, 2017

The diverse coalition of more than 90 organizations that has supported Senate Bill 623 (Monning) this year remains committed to the fight for safe drinking water. One million Californians turn on their taps to dangerous water. This injustice has gone on for too long.

Comments Submitted for AB 401

ON Sep 11, 2017

Community Water Center joined with Pacific Institute, Clean Water Action, and other organizations to submit a comment letter on the implementation of AB 401, legislation passed in 2015 that directs the State Water Resources Control Board to propose a plan for a statewide low-income rate assistance (LIRA) program for water.

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