Community Water Center

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

Water is a human right, not a privilege.

Newsom to Legislature: "Medical Emergency" of Contaminated Drinking Water Demands Political Will

ON Feb 14, 2019

Today the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund Coalition released the following statement from Phoebe Seaton, Co-Director, Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s State of the State Address.

Governor Newsom Appoints Joaquin Esquivel as Chair of the State Water Board

ON Feb 12, 2019

Congratulations to Joaquin Esquivel on his appointment as Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board! He has been and will continue to be an ally to the movement for safe and affordable drinking water.

El Gobernador Newsom nombra a Laurel Firestone del Centro Comunitario por el Agua para ser parte de la Mesa Estatal del Control de Recursos Hídricos

ON Feb 12, 2019

Estamos muy contentos de anunciar que la Co-Fundadora y Co-Directora Laurel Firestone fue nombrada hoy por el Gobernador Gavin Newsom para formar parte de la Mesa Estatal del Control de Recursos Hídricos. La Mesa Directiva supervisa ampliamente y administra importantes recursos económicos relacionados con el agua en California, incluyendo el acceso al agua potable, limpia y económica.

Governor Newsom Appoints CWC’s Laurel Firestone to State Water Board

ON Feb 12, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that Community Water Center’s Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director Laurel Firestone was appointed today by Governor Gavin Newsom as a Board Member of the State Water Resources Control Board. The Board has broad regulatory oversight and administers significant funding resources impacting California’s water, including access to safe and affordable drinking water.

January 2019 eNews

ON Jan 29, 2019

" 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.