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