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Recent California Water News


Right to Water

Sep 13, 2017

Timeline for California's human right to water:  “Five years ago, on September 25, 2012, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law declaring a right “to safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water adequate for human consumption, cooking, and sanitary purposes.” The law resulted in substantial changes in policy and practice.  Click the arrows on the interactive timeline to explore legal and political milestones as California has implemented the landmark bill.”  Click here to view the timeline from Circle of Blue.

Community Voices: Make the human right to water a reality for the valley

The Bakersfield Californian

The trials in Flint, Mich., have transfixed the nation. Californians are worried about people halfway across the country, yet do not realize that their fellow Californians, often just a short drive away, are also impacted by unsafe drinking water.