Membership Structure 


EJCW’s membership structure is based on a Community-to-Capitol-to-Community theory of change and uses the regional organizing “snowflake” model as a coalition framework. The coalition is comprised of regional hubs of members who organize themselves (with the support of the Coalition Coordinator, as needed) around regional issues, campaigns and strategies. EJCW supports each hub, and their efforts to define and create water just areas, through a variety of methods including:


Collaborative fundraising,

Communicating issues,

Democratic water governance,

Education and outreach,

Science-based campaigns,

Technical assistance,

and more!

Look through the Membership Portfolio below to learn more about being an EJCW member.

Ready to become a member? Click here to submit a membership request.

The six steps to becoming a member are:

  1. Decide. Review the descriptions below to see which level fits your needs.
  2. Request. Submit a membership request to [email protected]
  3. Vote. Current members review your request and vote to accept you as a member
  4. Confirm. You will be contact within one month. If confirmed you will receive a confirmation email and welcome packet.
  5. Commit. Sign and return the Membership Agreement
  6. Join. Participate in the monthly Coalition Call and start taking action!

EJCW Membership Benefits


Tier 1 Advocate


Tier 2 Partner

Vote on EJCW governance matters


Vote on EJCW policy and advocacy matters


Receive updates and announcements



Add events to the EJCW calendar


Conference, training, and webinar fees waived


TA assistance


Access to coalition “talent” network


Use EJCW logo


Listed individually in EJCW publications


 Listed individually in advocacy and policy documents


Invitations to EJCW state meetings



Invitations to EJCW local/regional meetings



Access to research and meeting notes


Membership Guidelines will be posted by 1/Aug, 2017.

Please contact [email protected] for more information.

1. North Coast Issues: 

  1. Tribal fishing and water rights,
  2. Illegal marijuana growers,
  3. Coastal access and pollution,
  4. In-stream flows and dam removal

2. San Francisco Issues 

  1. Climate adaptation
  2. Pollution and toxic dumping
  3. Water contamination
  4. Democratic water governance
  5. Water affordability and shutoffs

3. Central Coast Issues: 

  1. Contaminated drinking water (Nitrate)
  2. Water salinity
  3. Democratic water governance

4. Los Angeles Issues and Members

  1. Homelessness and sanitation
  2. Democratic water governance
  3. Watershed development
  4. Toxic dumping
  5. Water affordability and shutoffs

5. Central Valley Issues and Members

  1. Contaminated water (TCP 123, Nitrate)
  2. Shallow wells
  3. Democratic water governance
  4. Tribal rights to fishing and water for cultural use
  5. Upland/lowland water management
  6. Water diversion
  7. Homelessness and sanitation
  8. Water affordability

6. Lahontan Issues and Members

Coming soon!

7. Colorado River Basin Issues and Members 

  1. Management of the Salton Sea
  2. Public health intersection of air and water quality
  3. Democratic water governance

8. Santa Ana Issues and Members

  1. Homelessness and sanitation
  2. Democratic water governance
  3. Watershed development
  4. Toxic dumping

9. San Diego Issues and Members 

  1. Democratic water governance
  2. Homelessness and sanitation
  3. Public health intersection of air and water quality


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