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State Water Board Congratulates Susana & Laurel!

ON Sep 30, 2016

Felicia Marcus and Tam Doduc from the California State Water Board wrote a letter congratulating Co-Directors Laurel and Susana for their awesome work over the past 10 years on water justice!

Farmers say, ‘No apologies,’ as well drilling hits record levels in San Joaquin Valley

ON Sep 26, 2016

In Fresno and Tulare counties, where most of the drilling occurred, officials issued an average of almost 10 agricultural well permits every business day in 2015, though not all of those permits were used. That pace has fallen some in the first few months of 2016, but remains well above pre-drought levels. Tulare and Fresno are two of the three largest agricultural counties in the state, as measured by farm revenue.

Arvin City Council Adopts Resolution for Health-Protective 1,2,3-TCP MCL!

ON Sep 21, 2016

At their last meeting on September 6, 2016, the Arvin City Council passed and adopted a resolution that "affirms its commitment to promote and encourage the efforts of the State Water Resources Control Board to establish the most health protective Maximum Contaminant Level of 5 parts per trillion for 1,2,3-Trichloropropane."

Nitrates Poison Water in California's Central Valley

ON Sep 20, 2016

In California's Central Valley, where verdant fields of fruit and vegetables unfurl under sunny skies, the water that feeds them -- and flows into taps across the region -- contains a toxic and silent poison. The very same farmers who have tilled and cultivated the earth for decades in one of America's biggest produce regions have also poisoned it, dumping millions of tons of fertilizer, which has found its way into many of the region's aquifers.

For Some People in the U.S., Every Day is a Day without Water

ON Sep 14, 2016

Water is something that we easily take for granted. We wake up in the morning, stumble into the shower, brush our teeth, and brew our coffee without a second thought of how the abundance of clean water arrived at our tap. By the end of that routine, nearly 30 gallons of water has been used.

PBS NewsHour Weekend Features East Porterville

ON Sep 09, 2016

As California's five-year drought continues, the community of East Porterville has become an epicenter for the state's water shortage. Of the 1,800 homes located in the town, nearly 500 have lost wells...

California Or A Third World Country?

ON Sep 06, 2016

We’re in the midst of a hot, dry summer. While you’re thinking about how you’ll cool off, consider this: four times more Californians than the entire population of Flint, Michigan do not get clean, safe water from the tap in their homes. They live where water must be trucked in for drinking and cooking. Where they wait in line to shower in public trailers. And where they’ve been living like this for a long time.

2016 Legislative Wrap Up

ON Sep 06, 2016

Legislative sessions are always full of ups and downs, and this year was no exception. The bills that successfully made their way through the Assembly and Senate will now move to the Governor’s desk.

CWC and Friends of the River Rafting Trip

ON Sep 02, 2016

Earlier this summer, staff from all three of the Community Water Center's offices went on a rafting trip led by the nonprofit Friends of the River!

Sequía espolea a vecinos a organizarse para conseguir agua

ON Aug 29, 2016

Es un caluroso domingo en este seco valle agrícola y Erasto Terán, uno de los promotores del Centro Comunitario por el Agua -CWC por sus siglas en Inglés- visita la casa de su amigo, Everardo Suárez.

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