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National Drinking Water Week Calendar

ON Apr 13, 2016

Check out all of the events happening during this year's National Drinking Water Week!

Agua4All Community Rally and Celebration a Success!

ON Apr 08, 2016

On April 5th, community members celebrated the installation of over 60 water stations and point-of-use filters in south Kern County in response to the safe drinking water challenges facing our community and our state. The event highlighted the progress the communities of Arvin and Lamont have made to improve access to safe drinking water in our schools and neighborhoods.

$56 Million Package for 2016-17 Budget to Advance the Human Right to Water

ON Apr 07, 2016

Californians need an ongoing source of sustainable funding to secure safe, clean and affordable drinking water and sanitation for all communities. Until this ongoing source of funding is secured, however, our communities demand immediate investments through the 2016-2017 budget to meet our urgent drinking water needs. It is completely unacceptable that over one million Californians are impacted by unsafe water annually, and we need to act now to address this crisis.

Community Water Center is on Instagram!

ON Apr 06, 2016

Community Water Center is now on Instagram! Follow us at CommunityWaterCenter for the latest updates on the fight for safe, clean and affordable in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

State Water Board Takes Step to Better Regulate Agricultural Pollution of Groundwater

ON Mar 31, 2016

Groundwater nitrate contamination from agriculture is costing families, local governments and the state tens of millions of dollars a year. CWC and our allies across the state are analyzing a new draft general order and advocating for basic data transparency to understand nitrate pollution.

CWC Stands in Solidarity with Flint in the Movement for Water Justice

ON Mar 28, 2016

As an organization committed to ensuring all communities have access to safe, clean, and affordable drinking water, the Community Water Center stands in solidarity with the community of Flint, Michigan.

#Agua4All Community Rally and Celebration

ON Mar 21, 2016

We hope you'll join us for the #Agua4All Community Rally and Celebration in South Kern on Tuesday, April 5, from 5-7pm in Arvin at El Camino Real Elementary School.

There’s a Cancer-Causing Chemical in My Drinking Water, But California Isn’t Regulating It

ON Mar 15, 2016

[M]any Californians don’t know whether this stuff is in their water, because neither the state nor the federal EPA regulates 1,2,3-TCP in drinking water. So that means public utilities don’t have to test for it, filter it out, or advise their customers if it’s in the water.

Laurel Firestone Among 20 Top Water Leaders to Contribute to New Book, Water: More or Less

ON Feb 25, 2016

CWC's Laurel Firestone is among twenty top water policy leaders who contributed personal essays to new book, Water: More or Less, by Water Education Foundation’s former executive director and long-time observer of the California water scene, Rita Schmidt Sudman. This book captures the historic water conflicts, moments of change and offers solutions for the future. Written with co-author artist and essayist Stephanie Taylor, the authors visually and verbally cover water in three dimensions – art, history, and stories of real people.

Honoring the 2016 Water Justice Leaders!

ON Feb 24, 2016

Our second annual Water Justice Leadership Awards was a great celebration! We were thrilled to be joined by so many supporters as we honored Phoebe Seaton & Veronica Garibay, Sandra Garcia, Tam Doduc, Ruth Martinez, and Kevin de León.

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