Community Water Center

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

Water is a human right, not a privilege.

Susana De Anda and Laurel Firestone receive a 2018 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award

ON Feb 21, 2018

This week, The James Irvine Foundation honored our founders, Susana De Anda and Laurel Firestone, as 2018 Leadership Award recipients. Each year, the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards recognize individuals and organizations that display a commitment to innovation and a record of success in improving people’s lives, creating opportunity, and contributing to a better California.

Governor Brown Prioritizes Safe and Affordable Drinking Water for All in Budget

ON Jan 10, 2018

Governor Brown commits to ensuring the basic human right to safe and affordable drinking water for all Californians in his January proposed budget.

Looking Back on 2017

ON Dec 06, 2017

" CWC has stepped in at all stages... to improve drinking water quality in the Central Valley, from testifying to policymakers to organizing to working to get local projects funded. "



CWC Co-founder and Co-Executive Director, awarded 2013 Gary Bellow Public Service Award

by The Harvard Law School.


CWC's Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director awarded "Top Activist" in 2012

by Marie Claire magazine.