Community Water Center

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

Protect Groundwater

This campaign seeks to ensure Groundwater Sustainability Agencies that manage our groundwater are inclusive, transparent and effective, while protecting groundwater with policies that promote sustainable development and responsible well drilling.

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'They’re Not Going to Be Able to Ignore This Entire City Standing Together'

By: Beenish Ahmed December 30, 2016 Original story: http://www.citylab.com/politics/2016/12/theyre-not-going-to-be-able-to-ignore-this-entire-city-standing-together/511883/   A protestor behind a flag at the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota. (Stephen Yang/Reuters) From toxic levels of lead coursing through pipes in Flint,...

County moving in right direction on well ordinance

By: The Porterville Recorder December 14, 2016 Original Story: http://www.recorderonline.com/opinion/county-moving-in-right-direction-on-well-ordinance/article_f6fbdde4-c1af-11e6-9a52-27a38f80f69b.html   It may have taken longer than some wanted, but Tulare County Supervisors last week agreed they need to look at...

Allensworth and Alpaugh Featured in Groundwater Matters Film Premiere

Talking about groundwater regulations and governance can occasionally seem a little dry and boring, but it’s a huge issue for California. And while the drought may be dry, its potential...

State Letter to Farmers Demands Water to Fix Nitrate Problem

By Lewis Griswold, The Fresno Bee October 21, 2016 Original story: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/business/agriculture/article109776322.html   A state water agency has told some farmers in Tulare County that their operations caused nitrates to get...

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

By Ryan Sabalow, Dale Kasler and Phillip Reese September 25, 2015 Original article: http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article103987631.html Drive through rural Tulare County and you’ll hear it soon enough, a roar from one of the...

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

By Ryan Sabalow, Dale Kasler and Phillip Reese September 25, 2015 Original article: http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article103987631.html Drive through rural Tulare County and you’ll hear it soon enough, a roar from one of the...

CWC Launches Urgent Campaign to Protect Groundwater in Drought-Affected Tulare County

With over 1,500 homes that have run completely out of water since 2014, Tulare County is at the epicenter of the drought. This month, CWC and are allies are doing...

Waterwise: Supervisors should take overdraft water position

By Luis Hernandez July 28, 2016 Original story: http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/news/local/2016/07/27/waterwise-supervisors-take-overdraft-water-position/87646408/ Community Water Center’s Kristin Dobbin is calling on the Board of Supervisors to consider recommendations addressing groundwater overdraft. Dobbin, who’s the center’s...

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

By Ryan Sabalow, Dale Kasler and Phillip Reese September 25, 2015 Original article: http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article103987631.html Drive through rural Tulare County and you’ll hear it soon enough, a roar from one of the...

Waterwise: Supervisors should take overdraft water position

By Luis Hernandez July 28, 2016 Original story: http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/news/local/2016/07/27/waterwise-supervisors-take-overdraft-water-position/87646408/ Community Water Center’s Kristin Dobbin is calling on the Board of Supervisors to consider recommendations addressing groundwater overdraft. Dobbin, who’s the center’s...

County looking at well drilling ordinance

July 27, 2016 Original story: http://www.recorderonline.com/news/county-looking-at-well-drilling-ordinance/article_59c05c80-53af-11e6-9639-53a9ab22082e.html Some feel it will not go far enough Tulare County District 1 Supervisor Allen Ishida knows the importance of water and farming, but he also...

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