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.

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.

Weaving Community - University Research and Action Partnerships for Environmental Justice

August 01, 2017

This article is a case study of one Community-University Research and Action Partnership (CURAP) focused on soil lead, urban gardening, and environmental justice in Sacramento, California.  We argue that creating and sustaining CURAPs requires a process of weaving together diverse strands of knowledge, resources, and lines of accountability that connect all parties involved.  Like the physical process of weaving fabric, weaving CURAPs involve creative and collaborative uses and responses to tension between all elements of a partnership.

Capitalizing Environmental Justice in the Sacramento Region

October 06, 2015

"Capitalizing Environmental Justice in the Sacramento Region" assesses the dire conditions of environmental injustice confronting low-income communities and communities of color in California's Capital Region. However, local residents and regional leaders have begun to develop a cohesive framework for action to improve conditions in their communities, and to contribute to the region's burgeoning EJ movement. This report is rooted in a long-time collaboration between the CRC and the Coalition on Regional Equity (CORE), and several of CORE's primary organizational members.