Community Water Center
Formed in 2006, the Community Water Center (CWC) is an organization in California’s Central Valley that works to combat water insecurity among frontline communities. Many residents of the Central Valley are from low income, predominantly Latinx communities that deal with water scarcity, groundwater contamination, or a lack of proper infrastructure. CWC provides technical and legal assistance for frontline communities, training residents as clean water advocates and helping to secure funding for sustainable drinking water projects. Through the education and empowerment of community members, CWC works to not just provide short-term aid to communities but also support long-term structures.
Residents of the Central Valley, many of which are low income communities of color, face serious challenges in accessing water resources. It is estimated that more than one million people in California are exposed to contaminated water both in public and private places.
Phone: (559) 733 - 0219