The February 16th, 2016, State Water Resources Control Board meeting was a momentous day for the Board, the Division of Drinking Water, water justice advocates, and all the communities that struggle to access safe, affordable drinking water. State Water Board members voted unanimously in support of the Resolution to adopt the Human Right to Water as a core value and to direct its implementation at the State Water Board.
Many thanks to our 2016 Water Justice Leadership Awards Sponsors! Community Water Champions: The California Endowment; California Wellness Foundation; Community Water Leader: California Association of Mutual Water Companies; Community Water Stars: Environmental Defense Fund; Environment Now; Rural Community Assistance Corporation; Restore Hetch Hetchy; Community Water Friends: The Nature Conservancy; Sierra Health Foundation; Sierra Club California; Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC; McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific; Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation; IF Hummingbird Foundation/Hearts on Fire; Patrick Leathers; Natural Resource Defense Council; Hernandez Strategy Group; Community Water Supporters: Soluri Meserve; Ecoconsult
We're thrilled to be featured in the new Spotlight California mini series for our work creating more drought-resilient communities.
After three years of advocating for safe, affordable drinking water for rural communities, CWC’s Senior Policy Analyst Omar Carrillo has moved on to an exciting new position with the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation.
To close out 2015, members of the Northern Tulare County (NTC) Water Alliance participated in a field trip on December 5th to the Terra Bella Water Treatment Plant to learn first-hand about the surface water treatment option being proposed for the Northern Tulare County region. Starting with their first meeting of 2016 on January 9th, the NTC Water Alliance will be delving into more detail on the pros and cons of the governance alternatives their region could pursue.
123 TCP (1,2,3-trichloropropane) is an extremely toxic chemical contaminating the groundwater that is used as drinking water in cities and small communities across California, but disproportionately in the San Joaquin Valley. In 1999, 123 TCP was added to the list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, however, to this day, it remains unregulated and therefore untreated in hundreds of systems across the state.
You're invited to our second annual Water Justice Leadership Awards on Wednesday, Feb. 17th, from 5:30-7:30PM at Mayahuel in Downtown Sacramento! The Awards are an opportunity for us to honor key partners in the movement for water justice!
Drought-impacted residents Adela Arellano from East Porterville and Simona Magaña from Seville testified at the December State Water Board meeting to encourage the Board to approve $5 million in drought-related emergency funding for individuals reliant on private wells. Arellano and Magaña were joined by CWC’s Ryan Jensen and Erasto Teran, who also testified in support of this much-needed drought relief funding.