Protecting & Conserving California's Water

Keeping Drugs Out of Our Waterways: Safe Drug Disposal Program

Clean Water has joined with local government, wastewater professionals, senior citizen advocates, and those concerned with drug abuse to stop unused or out of date drugs from getting into the environment or into the hands of those who will misuse them.

Let's Call For Sustainable Funding For Safe and Affordable Drinking Water

Each year more than 1 million Californians are served water that does not meet safe drinking water standards. That's unacceptable.

2016 California Legislative Update

It's been a busy legislative session this year. Find out how Clean Water Action has been fighting for clean water in Sacramento. 

A New Agriculture Movement

Runoff from agricultural fields washes pesticides, sediment and nutrients into our lakes, rivers, and streams and small rural communities are disproportionately impacted.

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.