Community Water Center

Community-driven water solutions through organizing, education, and advocacy

Policy Campaigns 2019

2018 was a big year for Community Water Center. Our very own Laurel Firestone is now a Board Member of the State Water Resources Control Board, Monterey County became the first county in the US to declare that water is a “human right”, and Governor Newsom proposed a Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund in the 2019/2020 budget. However, there is still work to do. This blog series will highlight our main policy campaigns for 2019, including:

  • Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund (SADWF)
  • Other legislation that will impact drinking water for Californians
  • Status on Chrom6 after the MCL was invalidated in 2017
  • Drinking water contaminated due to dairies and agriculture
  • Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)
  • Central Valley Salinity Alternatives for Long-Term Sustainability (CV-SALTS)
  • Adoption of  Central Coast Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP) Order
  • Update blog posts on previous posts

At Community Water Center, we are not looking for a quick fix to the drinking water problem. Our goal is to find long-term drinking water solutions that are affordable and sustainable in the communities who need them most. We aim to transform water management for the safety of all Californian citizens through our policy campaigns.

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