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Coalition brings clean drinking water to rural Kern County

ON Feb 03, 2015

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.

In California's Poorest Towns, Tap Water's Legacy Is Toxic for Latinos

ON Jan 14, 2015

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.

Town Without Water

ON Dec 29, 2014

The community of East Porterville was featured on NBC News' TODAY Show and The Weather Channel. Over 800 wells have run dry, leaving an estimated 3,000 residents without running water in their homes.

Local environmental groups receive funds for projects

ON Dec 16, 2014

Two Tulare County environmental groups were among eight across the Central Valley on Tuesday awarded a total $275,000 from the Fresno Regional Foundation.

New Report on Dairy Risk to Communities

ON Dec 15, 2014

CWC volunteer Pete DeMarco completed a new report, “Dairies’ Risk to the Drinking Water of Disadvantaged Unincorporated Communities in the Tulare Lake Basin,” and presented his findings at the Regional Water Board meeting in December.

Celebrating our 2014 victories!

ON Dec 11, 2014

Before the new year, we're pausing to celebrate the power of community-driven change. Check out our infographic highlighting 2014 wins. Thanks to our strong base of supporters, we've accomplished a lot!

Tulare County will welcome water bond money

ON Nov 07, 2014

By David Castellon, Visalia Times-Delta. Some who have waited for the state bond measure to finally be passed are optimistic a good chunk of the money will benefit Tulare County. Ryan Jensen, a community organizer for Visalia-based Community Water Center notes...

Prop 1 Passes!

ON Nov 05, 2014

California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 1! Learn more about how the water bond advances the Human Right to Water in California by checking out our Prop 1 fact sheet here.

Honoring Teresa De Anda

ON Oct 31, 2014

With heavy hearts, we share news that Teresa De Anda, a founding AGUA member from Earlimart, passed away last weekend. Teresa De Anda was a longtime organizer, advocate, leader, mentor, mother, and loving friend to many in our movement.

Susana De Anda Receives the Mark Dubois Award

ON Oct 25, 2014

Congratulations to CWC Co-Director Susana De Anda for being honored with Friends of the River’s Mark Dubois Award for her leadership in building the grassroots movement for water justice!

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Coalition brings clean drinking water to rural Kern County

By Courtenay Edelhart, The Bakersfield Californian January 29, 2015 Clean drinking water is something many Americans take for granted, but in areas such as south Kern County access to safe...

In California's Poorest Towns, Tap Water's Legacy Is Toxic for Latinos

By Laura Bliss, Citylab January 14, 2015 Latino Americans suffer from disproportionately high rates of obesity—especially children, who are 51 percent more likely to be obese than their white counterparts....

Town Without Water

The community of East Porterville was featured on NBC News' TODAY Show and The Weather Channel. Over 800 wells have run dry, leaving an estimated 3,000 residents without running water...

Local environmental groups receive funds for projects

By Stephanie Wendy, Visalia Times - DeltaDecember 16, 2014 Two Tulare County environmental groups were among eight across the Central Valley on Tuesday awarded a total $275,000 from the Fresno...

New Report on Dairy Risk to Communities

Stanford University graduate student Peter DeMarco partnered with CWC to complete a new report, “Dairies’ Risk to the Drinking Water of Disadvantaged Unincorporated Communities in the Tulare Lake Basin." We presented our...

Celebrating our 2014 victories!

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Tulare County will welcome water bond money

By David Castellon, Visalia Times-DeltaNovember 5, 2014  Tulare County farmer Dennis McFarlin was happy that California voters passed a $7.5 billion water bond on Tuesday. “It’s probably a good thing,”...

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