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New factsheet on addressing drought-related needs in California’s most vulnerable communities

ON Mar 12, 2015

CWC recently completed a fact sheet on acute water shortage needs for California's most vulnerable communities. The document provides key recommendations for California's Administration and Legislature to address critical drought-related issues.

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.

Denise Kadara appointed to the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board!

ON Feb 06, 2015

CWC Community Partner Denise Kadara was recently appointed to the Central Valley Regional Water Board!

Coalition brings clean drinking water to rural Kern County

ON Feb 03, 2015

By Courtenay Edelhart, The Bakersfield Californian. Clean drinking water is something many Americans take for granted, but in areas such as south Kern County access to safe water is not guaranteed.

In California's Poorest Towns, Tap Water's Legacy Is Toxic for Latinos

ON Jan 14, 2015

A recent policy brief from U.C. Davis' Center for Poverty Research shows how negative beliefs about the safety and quality of tap water, especially among Latinos, is linked to higher consumption of sugary beverages—key culprits in obesity.

Town Without Water

ON Dec 29, 2014

The community of East Porterville was featured on NBC News' TODAY Show and The Weather Channel. Over 800 wells have run dry, leaving an estimated 3,000 residents without running water in their homes.

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