The Community Water Center currently coordinates and provides staff to the AGUA Coalition (la Asociación de Gente Unida por el Agua, or the Association of People United for Water).
AGUA is a grassroots coalition of impacted community residents and allied non-profit organizations, founded in early February 2006 to push for regional solutions to larger systemic water problems. It currently includes 64 members (including 11 youth representatives) from 17 impacted communities and 7 nonprofit organizations.
AGUA’s current campaign focuses on securing effective groundwater protection for drinking water sources, particularly from nitrate contamination. This campaign focuses on advocacy at the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, as well as with state and local representatives. AGUA mobilizes community members to participate in critical policy forums, works to raise public awareness of the severe threats to drinking water quality, and supports local community drinking water leadership. By drawing the attention of the media, decision makers, regulators and industry, AGUA is able to generate change for the many communities that face similar drinking water problems throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
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Asociación de Gente Unida por el Agua (A.G.U.A.) Members:
Organizations:Californians for Pesticide Reform
California Rural Legal Assistance
Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment
Community Water Center
Environmental Justice Coalition for Water
La Voz de Tonyville
Comite para el Bienestar de Earlimart
Comite para un Mejor Alpaugh
Si Se Puede en Ducor
Quinto Sol de America
Unidos Para Cambio en Tooleville
Comite para el Bienestar de Seville
Youth for A.G.U.A
To learn more, contact Susana De Anda, acting Coordinator of AGUA, at: firstname.lastname@example.org