On April 21st, 2016, the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board 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 Regional Water Board.
CWC is excited to introduce you to our new Water Programs Interns, Blanca Escobedo and Vanessa Martinez! Both Blanca and Vanessa are students at University of California, Davis, studying Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning and have recently joined CWC at our Sacramento office. They are passionate about environmental justice and will be providing policy, communications, and fund development support for CWC's drinking water campaigns. CWC is grateful to have Blanca and Vanessa on board, and we are excited to help them become effective drinking water advocates!
Join us May 6th at AGUA's 10 year celebration!
Check out all of the events happening during this year's National Drinking Water Week!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.