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Governor Signs Historic Groundwater Legislation

ON Sep 16, 2014

Community Water Center celebrates the beginning of a new era of inclusive, sustainable groundwater management.

Students in Arvin to get clean water

ON Sep 10, 2014

By Amanda Gomez, 23ABC News. Students in Arvin have been dealing with unsafe drinking water for years. Interim solutions work by CWC's Shen Huang is bringing clean water to Arvin schools.

How the West Was Scorched

ON Sep 10, 2014

TODAY Show. Becky Quintana, Laurel Firestone, and CWC partners describe the effects of the drought in Seville, Tulare County, and the Central Valley.

Three-Year Water Study Highlights Local Challenges and Solutions

ON Sep 08, 2014

On September 9th, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors will review the final report from the Disadvantaged Community Water Study for the Tulare Lake Basin. Tulare Lake Basin stakeholders aim to implement solutions for communities that lack safe drinking water.

Hustle and Flow: Here's Who Really Controls California's Water

ON Sep 08, 2014

By Josh Harkinson, Mother Jones. "Water flows uphill towards money," a source told Marc Reisner in Cadillac Desert, the seminal book on California water politics. Today the complex web of political interests has become even more arcane and intertwined.

California Drought Leaves Homes Without Water

ON Sep 08, 2014

Associated Press. Hundreds of rural San Joaquin Valley residents no longer can get drinking water from their home faucets because California's extreme drought has dried up their individual wells.

California Passes Historic Groundwater Legislation

ON Sep 04, 2014

Community Water Center urges Governor Brown to sign legislation for inclusive, sustainable groundwater management.

Modified California Flag Unveiled to Urge Groundwater Legislation

ON Aug 26, 2014

A modified California state flag, featuring a desert camel instead of a grizzly bear, was unveiled this week to illustrate the severity of the State’s groundwater crisis and urge lawmakers to pass groundwater management legislation.

County-wide Bottled Water Program Reaches Monson

ON Aug 26, 2014

Community Water Center and AGUA Coalition members help County employees deliver bottled water to the first recipients of the Tulare County program providing immediate safe drinking water to communities impacted by the drought and contamination.

California’s Central Valley: ‘More Than Just Farmers on Tractors’

ON Aug 25, 2014

As we all know by now, California is in a serious state of drought. Some parts of the state are getting hit harder than others. The Central Valley is one of them.

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