CRC in the News: New Report Finds Solutions for Water Justice Close at Hand

April 06, 2018
New Report Finds Solutions for Water Justice Close at Hand

New research from the University of California, Davis, uncovers data about the most vulnerable communities in California’s San Joaquin Valley and identifies ways to provide access to safe drinking water.
Published in Water Deeply 04/06/18, Written by Tara Lohan (@taralohan)

Water Legislation Could Spread Clean Water Access

March 23, 2018
Water Legislation Could Spread Clean Water Access

By Sara Jerome @sarmje

California lawmakers are considering a drinking water proposal that water agencies see as a threat of unnecessary fees. Proponents say it will spread access to clean water, which many California residents still lack.

The legislation would establish a fund to help communities facing drinking water contamination pay for improvements.

Thousands in the San Joaquin Valley Have Unsafe Drinking Water, But Clean Water Is Close

March 12, 2018
Thousands in the San Joaquin Valley Have Unsafe Drinking Water, But Clean Water Is Close

UC Davis Study Shows Solutions, Some Underway With Water Justice Clinic
March 2018 By Karen Nikos-Rose


Tens of thousands of people living in the San Joaquin Valley’s unincorporated, rural, low-income communities have unsafe drinking water pouring from their taps. That water is delivered from a patchwork of community water systems that often don’t meet state or federal standards for drinking water, or from private wells that are not tested.

Environmental Justice Comes Into Focus

December 12, 2017
Environmental Justice Comes Into Focus

The Civil Rights Movement was undoubtedly one of the most important movements of the 20th century. It was, however, more than a reclamation of ethnic identity and social power for minority groups, but also the catalyst of environmental rights awareness. Thus was born a movement to fight environmental racism that today has developed into a concept widely known as environmental justice.

Powered by Women—Bernadette Austin

December 06, 2017

She has a background in health care, an expertise in public finance and a passion for achieving community improvement through funding strategies, but the metaphor that best illustrates Bernadette Austin's current role comes from a children's fable.

Environmental Justice: Innovation, Evolution and Crisis

November 30, 2017
Environmental Justice: Innovation, Evolution and Crisis 

Mr. Lee is widely recognized as a true pioneer in the arena of environmental justice.  He was the principal author of the landmark report, Toxic Wastes and Race in the United States.