Posts with the category ‘Drinking Water’


Waterkeepers’ ‘Forever Chemicals’ Monitoring Project

In June, California Coastkeeper had the privilege of participating in a PFAS Monitoring Project, one of the country’s largest PFAS surface water contamination data projects yet. But what does PFAS… Read More…


All California Communities Deserve Access to Swimmable, Fishable, and Drinkable Waters

Written by Hannah Carroll, CCKA Undergraduate Intern from University of Southern California Environmental justice refers to efforts to extinguish the inequality faced by communities surrounding environmental policies; since the 1980s,… Read More…


Let’s Keep Freshwater Fresh in California’s 30×30 Initiative

Photo by David Brossard In October of 2020, Governor Newsom signed an Executive Order directing the California government to protect the state’s biodiversity and conserve 30 percent of lands and… Read More…


CCKA’s 2022 Priorities for Swimmable, Fishable, Drinkable Waters

January is traditionally a time to set goals for the upcoming year – and California Coastkeeper Alliance has big plans for 2022. This year will mark the 50th anniversary of… Read More…


California’s Drought is a Double Threat for Small, Groundwater-Reliant Communities

East Porterville, California received a new water system after wells ran dry in 2014, Florence Low/California Department of Water Resources. Written by Aiden Freeman, CCKA Legal Intern from Lewis &… Read More…


Looking Beyond President Biden’s First 100 Days

The first 100 days of President Biden’s term are over. In that time, President Biden has committed to tackling the climate crisis, rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, and remedying the disproportionate… Read More…


On the Central Coast, Regulators Say Harmful Farming Practices Should Continue

Irrigated agriculture is the nation’s number one source of pollution to rivers, streams, and groundwater supplies. Despite this fact, the agricultural industry is exempt from the Federal Clean Water Act…. Read More…


Over 4 Million Californians Face $1 Billion in Water Debt

California is facing a water affordability crisis. The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) released new survey results conducted from November 2020 to January 12, 2021, finding that… Read More…


Legislative Safeguards for California’s Rivers, Fish, & Communities, Despite an Unprecedented Time

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our communities, businesses, and lives in unprecedented ways – and similarly challenged the California Legislature with a historically short session due to closures of the… Read More…


CCKA Releases Ten Principles for Healthy & Climate-Resilient Waterways

Photo: Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management California’s waterways play a key role in the health of California’s varied ecosystems and communities. California’s interconnected rivers and streams, however, are threatened… Read More…


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