Congratulations to Community Water Center Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director Susana De Anda, who was honored by the White House as one of ten “White House Champions of Change for Climate Equity” in July. De Anda was a leader in California’s long fight to pass the nation’s first statewide Human Right to Water legislation, and for the past decade she has worked tirelessly to ensure that everyone in the state enjoys clean, safe, and affordable drinking water.
The passage of the Human Right to Water bill doesn’t mean that the struggle for clean water is over. Years of drought have hit rural, low-income communities and communities of color hard, resulting in dry wells and increasingly contaminated drinking water supplies. Long term climate instability is another threat to water security. According to De Anda, the Community Water Center works “to ensure these residents are at the decision-making table so their communities can emerge from this drought more resilient to climate change.î
We hope this timely recognition helps with that important work! You can read more here.