Community Water Center

Community-driven water solutions through organizing, education, and advocacy

Policy Advocacy & Power Building

CWC’s policy advocacy consists of working collaboratively with local, regional, statewide, national, and even international groups to promote and author legislation and regional and local policies that ensure all communities have access to safe, reliable, and affordable drinking water. Because CWC believes that real change occurs when communities speak for themselves, the Center also works to connect community leaders to participate directly in policy-making processes and utilize the media and other methods to educate policy makers and local representatives.

 

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California Budget Takes Steps to Address State’s Drinking Water Crisis

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16, 2017 CONTACT: Dawn Van Dyke, (916) 447-2854 x 1011, dvandyke@rcac.org Jonathan Nelson, (530) 848-4460, Jonathan.Nelson@CommunityWaterCenter.org Advocates say they will continue to push for...

Increased Access to Funding for Drinking Water Projects in Severely Disadvantaged Communities is Adopted at State Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Debi Ores, (916)706-3346, Debi.Ores@CommunityWaterCenter.org     Sacramento – This week, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) approved the 2017-2018 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan...

They Built It, But Couldn’t Afford To Run It—Clean Drinking Water Fight Focuses On Gaps In Funding

By Ezra David Romero & Kerry Klein Published June 6, 2017 Read or listen to the full story HERE   In the third installment of the series Contaminated, KVPR focuses...

Governor's Revised Budget Does Not Adequately Address Drinking Water Crisis Affecting One Million Californians

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenny Rempel, (559) 284-6327 (cell), Jenny.Rempel@CommunityWaterCenter.org   Dawn Van Dyke, (916) 447-2854 x 1011, dvandyke@rcac.org Matt Davis, (510) 717-1617 (cell), mattdavis@cleanwater.org Advocates Say Administration and Legislature...

Resident Testimony Ensures that Senate Bill 623 Passes Unanimously in its First Senate Committee

Each year, a million Californians—well more than the population of Flint, Michigan—are impacted by unsafe drinking water. On April 19th, dozens of community leaders from the San Joaquin Valley traveled...

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