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.

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.

Identifying Violations Affecting Neighborhoods

June 01, 2015
From Testimony to Transformation: The Identifying Violations Affecting Neighborhoods (IVAN) Program

A new report from the CRC that examines IVAN's history, successes, and challenges, and offers suggestions for expanding and improving the programWe intend for this report to inform a wide range of audiences, including funders, policy-makers, public agency officials, and environmental justice advocates in California and beyond that are either currently involved in IVAN or are considering establishing an IVAN network.

CRC and UC Davis Superfund Program

October 30, 2013

The Center for Regional Change is working with the UC Davis Superfund Program and community partners to learn about community concerns about agricultural use of biosolids in Kern County, CA and apply SRP-technologies and expertise to address these community driven questions.

Collaborating on a pilot project, the UC Davis Superfund Research Program (SRP) and the UC Davis Center for Regional Change (CRC) aim to:

CEVA-Eastern Coachella Valley

June 10, 2013

The Center for Regional Change and the California Institute of Rural Studies have partnered with the Eastern Coachella Valley Building Healthy Communities (ECV-BHC) to advance environmental justice-related policy and systems change priorities in the Eastern Coachella Valley. The goals are to increase the capacity of the ECV-BHC partners to access relevant, accurate and timely sources of data and to increase utilization of this data for advocacy, organization and education. The project is funded by The California Endowment.

Environmental Justice and Regional Change in the Central Valley

June 02, 2009

Environmental Justice and Regional Change in the Central Valley is an interdisciplinary study of the social equity impacts of regionalism in environmental governance.

We systematically examine how racial minority, low-income, and immigrant communities fare in the rescaling of decision-making about regional land use, transportation, housing, and water management.