Five years ago California became the first state in the nation to recognize access to safe, clean drinking water as a human right. Today, the reality for hundreds of communities throughout the state is they have tap water that’s too contaminated to drink and no money to clean it up.
A look back on the 2017 legislative session and the work ahead in 2018.
This month CWC Community Education and Outreach Specialist, Vanessa Michel, is leading a team of 10 canvassers to outreach to thousands of latino voters in unincorporated communities impacted by lack of access to safe, clean and affordable drinking water.
We have three new interns and one new fellow that joined us last month across both our Visalia and Sacramento offices!
The Union of Concerned Scientists, Self-Help Enterprises, and Community Water Center invite you to a panel discussion on local groundwater sustainability planning and the launch of the toolkit, Getting Involved in Groundwater; A Guide to California’s Groundwater Sustainability Plans.
En California tenemos un gran problema con respecto al agua. Aunque siempre oímos de la falta de agua en California, un problema serio que todavía tenemos es que hay hasta un millón de personas en nuestro estado que no tienen agua potable. Hay más de 300 comunidades que la calidad del agua potable está por debajo de los estándares federales.
Arvin is one of 42 communities in Kern County impacted by unsafe drinking water. Mayor Jose Gurrola grew up in Arvin and has experienced firsthand the struggle that comes from living in a town with undrinkable water.
Although our recent wet weather has eased water shortages and droughts that California was facing, lawmakers and water agencies cannot stop just yet. There are still more than a million Californians who are left without safe and affordable drinking water, a problem that does not improve with precipitation.
In this current era of political turmoil, it was a great chance to connect with each other, celebrate progress, and remain united in our goals for social change despite the challenges facing the justice movement today. Thank to you everyone who supported the event and helped make the night so special.