[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.
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.
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.
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.