Protecting & Conserving California's Water

California Legislature Sends a Bumper Crop of Environmental Legislation to Governor Brown

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (August 30, 2014) – Californians can breathe easier today knowing that the state legislature passed groundbreaking policies to protect public health and clean up our environment.

California State Agency Denies Request to Divide Overdrafted Cuyama Basin

After listening to new evidence from concerned local residents, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) has denied a request by Santa Barbara Count

Shasta Dam in California

Investing for California’s Future - Groundwater, Not Dams

Read why groundwater storage makes more sense for California than new dams.

 

Flint, California: 300 Golden State Communities Have Unsafe Drinking Water

New Polling Shows Californians Are Willing to Pay to Address This Cris

From We All Live Downstream

February 15, 2017

Our California Water Program Manager, Jennifer Clary, moderated a well-attended breakout session at the Green California Summit in Sacramento this morning on "Funding Safe and Affordable Drinking Water."

The problem being discussed: There are more residents in California whose drinking water standards are failing than the entire population of Flint, Michigan.

You can take action here now to join us in making the call for the state to create a fund to address the problem.

February 7, 2017

120 people showed for our Capitol briefing in partnership with the AGUA Coalition, Community Water Center and our other allies at The Leadership Counsel for Accountability on access to safe and affordable drinking water this afternoon.

The goal of the meeting was for residents of some of the 300 California communities with unsafe drinking water to talk about what the problem is: Flint in our back yard. There are more residents in California whose drinking water standards are failing than the entire population of Flint, Michigan. 

February 1, 2017

We’re hearing that the drought is over in the Northern half of California state, and as you can see from the maps at the top of this post from the USDA Drought Monitor (showing California’s drought levels in October 2016, and on January 17 and January 24 of this year), we’ve had a good soaking this winter, particularly over the last month.