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California Takes Strong Steps Toward Making Water Conservation a Way of Life

ON Apr 07, 2017

State officials today released a comprehensive plan to formalize Governor Brown’s 2016 Executive Order on “Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life.” The plan sets a strong path toward achieving the objectives of the order: using water more wisely, eliminating water waste, strengthening local drought resilience, improving agricultural water use efficiency and drought planning.

California is finally going to regulate a chemical it identified as carcinogenic 25 years ago

ON Mar 30, 2017

California has formally begun a process that could regulate a chemical carcinogen called TCP, which has been linked to cancer for more than two decades. As Many as 700,000 Californians Are Drinking Contaminated Water

ON Mar 25, 2017

Trapped in a drought for five years, California still has a big problem with its water after months of wet weather.

SacBee: Opposing sides in California water wars forced together in groundwater agencies

ON Mar 24, 2017

With all the downpours and flooding across California this winter, it might seem that the pressure to begin managing the state’s precious groundwater supply would ease up a bit. Instead, the state is pushing to quicken the pace of implementing groundwater regulations.

Groundwater Sustainability Plan Workshop

ON Mar 20, 2017

Join us on April 1st for a free, one-day workshop featuring experts from the Union of Concerned Scientists!

Health and Justice in Water Board’s Hands with Pesticide Byproduct

ON Mar 10, 2017

Twenty-five years ago, the drinking water contaminant 1,2,3-TCP was added to the state of California’s list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer. Water contaminated by this dangerous pesticide byproduct still, flows in hundreds of thousands of homes across the state.

NBC Bay Area Coverage

ON Mar 05, 2017

In a story called "'A Tragedy': Hundreds of Thousands of California Residents Exposed to Contaminated Water," NBC investigates the drinking water crisis right here in California.

California Set to Regulate Carcinogen in Water for Decades

ON Mar 05, 2017

Hundreds of drinking-water wells across California’s San Joaquin Valley have been found to contain 1,2,3-trichloropropane, a likely human carcinogen. This month, the state has taken a big step forward in regulating the chemical.

Recent Media Coverage of California's Drinking Water Crisis

ON Feb 25, 2017

California’s drinking water crisis has just been featured in the LATimes, The New York Times, The Sacramento Bee and several other news outlets!

Our Op-Ed in the Sunday Sacramento Bee!

ON Feb 21, 2017

Almost 300 communities in California are not meeting safe drinking water standards. More people in California are without access to safe drinking water than the population of Flint, Mich.

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