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Water Justice

WATER IS A HUMAN RIGHT. Great news! California is the first and only state in the US to adopt the Human Right to Water, but this is just the beginning. Join our coalition to learn how you can help all Californians gain access to clean, safe, affordable water

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MEET EJCW’S CENTRAL COAST OFFICE: California’s Salinas Valley is one of the regions of the state most highly impacted by water contamination. See how EJCW’s Central Coast staffers are working with local communities to meet both immediate needs and plan for long-term, community-based solutions.

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EJCW works on the front lines of disadvantaged communities throughout California, helping  their concerns and needs reach our regional, state, national and global partners. We work in partnership with community leaders, non-profits and government agencies so that we can work together to provide safe, clean, affordable water to everyone in California.
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Learn how EJCW works within a Community-to-Capitol framework, connecting the needs of our community members to our network of statewide partners and agencies.

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Thirsty for Justice

California community leaders share their water justice stories. Learn more about water access, affordability, and safety. View the video now, or schedule a showing by contacting amanda@ejcw.org

Water is a Human Right.

Access to clean, safe, and affordable water is a fundamental human right essential for a healthy population, environment, and economy. Many communities, particularly those of low-income and communities of color are under-served. Unlike other groups, these communities lack access to safe, affordable water for drinking, subsistence, cultural, and/or recreational uses. Water justice will only be achieved when inclusive, community-based forms of water management are developed and we address the health and environmental burdens low-income communities and communities of color bear.

Support the Human Right to Water! Sign-on!

Support the Human Right to Water! Sign-on!

Please support the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board's adoption of the Human Right to Water on January 26-27, 2017 by adding your name/org to the attached support letter.   Background: The Human Right to Water was officially recognized by CA State...

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Drought and Equity in California Summit

Drought and Equity in California Summit

Drought and Equity in California Summit, January 10, 2017 Register here. EJCW and Pacific Institute will launch their Drought and Equity in California report in Fresno and Sacramento by hosting two back-to-back summits. The summits will bring together community...

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If you live in the blue shaded area (Salinas Valley Groundwater Basin), you may be eligible to receive free bottled drinking water.
Call (831) 296-2482 or email moises@ejcw.org for information.

You May Qualify, if your:
-Drinking Water comes from a domestic well
-Home/well is in the Salinas Valley Groundwater Basin (shaded area on map)
-Landlord/owner does not provide replacement drinking water

About Nitrate:
-Has no color or odor
-Boiling the nitrate contaminated water does not make it safe to drink
-Can cause serious health effects, especially in pregnant women and children
-Can cause certain types of cancer and birth defects
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Salinas Valley residents with private domestic wells may qualify for free replacement water if water is contaminated with nitrates. A free water sampl...

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