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Causes: Environment, Water, Water Resources, Wetlands Conservation & Management

Mission: The organization's purpose is to promote access to safe, clean, and affordable drinking water for all communities,particularly low-income communities, in the san joaquin valley of ca.

Programs: The organization's activities include (i) building community capacity to engage in water infrastructure planning and funding processes to develop sustainable access to safe drinking water, (ii) advocating for better water quality, water planning, and water funding policies for disadvantaged communities, as well as, working to eliminate barriers to disadvantage community participation at the local, regional, ans state levels, (iii) facilitating direct contact and communication between impacted community members and the decision-makers impacting local coummunity drinking water challenges; and (iv) developing and disseminating resources and information to support strong community voices in decision-making processes impacting drinking water in the san joaquin valley. (v) helping to create community-driven pilot filtration projects with communities, schools, and public spaces in the san joaquin valley that have high levels of nitrate and arsenic. (vi) advocating for policies and practices at the state and regional level that prevent fertilizers, manure, and pesticides from contaminating the drinking water supplies of san joaquin valley communities.

sub-grants provided to domestic organizations for the achievement of water democratization and ground water projects.

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CWC advocates for clean and affordable water in the Central Valley of California. With a relatively small staff they have become effective advocates throughout the state. Indeed in 2010 the co-directors won the Carla Bard Advocacy Award from the Public Officials for Water and Environmental Reform (POWER), an award for the most effective water advocate in the state. Their stories are making it into the press more and more, e.g., a sotry on water contamination in Seville, CA that appeared in the L.A. Times, http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-seville-water-20101107,0,1152053.story