Community Water Center

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

Community Power and Engaged Leadership Program


The Problem:

Decision-makers are not prioritizing community drinking water needs.


  • Support and grow a diverse network of local water decision-makers who prioritize and effectively address community drinking water needs. 

  • Engage at least 10,000 local low-prosperity voters (particularly Latinos, women, low-income residents and people of color) around local water issues. 

  • Expand the AGUA Coalition, a coalition of impacted community residents participating in decision-makers who prioritize and effectively address community drinking water needs.

Related Campaigns and Projects: 

AGUA Coalition: AGUA is a regional grassroots coalition of impacted community residents and allied non-profit organizations dedicated to securing safe, clean, and affordable drinking water for the San Joaquin Valley. AGUA was formed in 2006 in response to widespread contamination of valley drinking water sources, recognizing the need for a united voice of impacted communities to advocate for action by responsible agencies.

Community Water Leaders Network: The Community Water Leaders Network is a leadership cohort that unites local board members to increase access to safe, clean and affordable drinking water in the San Joaquin Valley through information sharing and capacity building.

For most recent news stories check out our Water Blog, or the related articles columns on the right.

To join us in our mission: 


Questions? Contact: 

Jonathan Nelson (TCP): (916) 706-3346 or
Susana De Anda (Agua Coalition): (559) 733-0219 or
Adriana Renteria (Community Water Leaders Network)

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