Governor Brown appointed Maria Herrera to the CA Water Commission on March 11th! CWC's former Community Advocacy Director and a current AGUA member, Maria is one of the foremost experts on rural community water needs in the Central Valley. CWC is thrilled to see her in this new leadership role!!
CWC recently completed a fact sheet on acute water shortage needs for California's most vulnerable communities. The document provides key recommendations for California's Administration and Legislature to address critical drought-related issues.
Our first annual Water Justice Leadership Awards was a great celebration! We were thrilled to be joined by so many supporters as we honored Joanna Mendoza, Jesus Quevedo, Senator Fran Pavley, Assemblymember Anthony Rendon, Jennifer Clary, and Martha Guzman-Aceves.
The $7.5 billion in bond authority California voters approved in November represents a fraction of what is needed to fund water projects in the state, experts told state lawmakers this week.
We've accomplished a lot together this past year, and the Awards are an opportunity for us to honor key partners in the movement for water justice.
CWC and our partners worked together to produce recommendations at the Disadvantaged Communities Visioning Workshop in December 2015. These recommendations identify more effective means of engaging with and responding to low-income communities’ water needs as part of a pilot program involving seven Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Groups.
20-year-old Arvin City Mayor pro Tem Jose Gurrolla often tells the story of how, after spending hours playing under the San Joaquin Valley sun as a kid, he and his friends knew instinctively not to quench their thirst with the water coming out of their school’s taps. Even children know that the water in South Kern County isn’t safe.
CWC Community Partner Denise Kadara was recently appointed to the Central Valley Regional Water Board!
By Courtenay Edelhart, The Bakersfield Californian. Clean drinking water is something many Americans take for granted, but in areas such as south Kern County access to safe water is not guaranteed.
A recent policy brief from U.C. Davis' Center for Poverty Research shows how negative beliefs about the safety and quality of tap water, especially among Latinos, is linked to higher consumption of sugary beverages—key culprits in obesity.