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Welcome to the temporary webpage for The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water (EJCW). Our new and improved website is under construction and will appear soon.

 

In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to EJCW’s staff as follows:

Mailing address: PO Box 188911 Sacramento, CA 95818-8911, Phone: (916) 432-EJCW(3529),

EJCW’s Core Staff

Vicente Lara is EJCW’s Central Coast Program Coordinator. He is based in Salinas, California, and is fluent in English and Spanish. He has his Master’s degree in Public Health from UCLA with an emphasis in community-based health education and health metrics. Vicente leads EJCW’s effort to build community-based institutional capacity to advance the human right to water in the Central Coast.  He leads EJCW’s burgeoning program work in the Central Coast, including the Santa Cruz IRWM Disadvantaged Community Pilot Project, the Salinas Valley Disadvantaged Community Drinking Water and Waste Water Pilot Planning Project, and two interim drinking water projects in North Monterey County. Contact: vicente@ejcw.org

 

Salote Soqo is EJCW’s Bay Area Program Coordinator. She is based in Santa Rosa, California, and is fluent in English and Fijian. She has her Master’s degree in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco with an emphasis in Climate Change adaptation. Salote leads EJCW’s effort to build community-based resilience to the water-related impacts of Climate Change, an effort which builds off her international experience in assessing the impacts of climate change to vulnerable communities in the South Pacific. Salote leads EJCW’s work with several broader groups, including the Resilient Communities Initiative, Oakland Climate Action Coalition, California Environmental Justice Coalition, and more. Contact: salote@ejcw.org

Esther Min is EJCW’s part-time, statewide program assistant. She is based in Sacramento, California, and is fluent in English and Korean. She has her Master’s degree in Public Health from Touro University with an emphasis in community health. Esther runs a lab at UC Davis that studies the relationship between obesity, kidney disease, & genetics, and how various factors such as diet influence each component. Esther supports EJCW’s program work with her keen intellect and faculty with data. Esther leads EJCW’s work on a groundbreaking and soon-to-be-published research paper on California schools without access to safe drinking water, developing EJCW’s new water justice leadership training curriculum, and creating the database to support the Salinas Valley Disadvantaged Community Drinking Water and Waste Water Pilot Planning Project, and more. Contact: esther@ejcw.org

 

Daisy Gonzalez is EJCW’s Central Coast Program Assistant. She is based in Salinas, California, and is fluent in English and Spanish. She has her Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley with an emphasis in environmental justice, environmental science, freshwater ecology, and sustainability. Daisy supports EJCW’s burgeoning program work in the Central Coast, including to the Salinas Valley Disadvantaged Community Drinking Water and Waste Water Pilot Planning Project and two interim drinking water projects in North Monterey County. Contact: daisy@ejcw.org

Colin Bailey is EJCW’s Executive Director. He is based in Sacramento, California, and is fluent in English and conversant in Spanish. He has his Juris Doctorate from UCLA with a certificate from the Program in Public Interest Law and Policy and a concentration in Critical Race Studies. An accomplished social justice attorney, Colin leads EJCW’s effort to implement the human right to water and supports EJCW’s statewide policy agenda, programs, outreach and education, and grassroots member organizations. In addition, he leads EJCW’s work with the Environmental Water Caucus, Community Engineering Corps, Ecological Society of America, Sacramento Valley Water Justice Network, Safe Water Alliance, and more. Contact: colin@ejcw.org

Help support water justice through the Big Day of Giving, May 5, 2015

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EJCW will participate in a one-day online donation opportunity, called, The Big Day of Giving. Please put it on your calendar to donate to EJCW anytime on May 5, 2015, to help us earn matching and other incentive dollars. On May 5th, your dollars go that much farther to achieving water justice in California!


Otherwise, click here to support EJCW on May 5, 2015: https://bigdayofgiving.org/#npo/environmental-justice-coalition-for-water

What we do

Please take the time to view our 9-minute video (work in progress) to glimpse the work of our amazing community members and partners

The Human Right to Water

For a more in-depth view of our work, please see the human right to water documentary, “Thirsty for Justice: the struggle for the human right to water”

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