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SJVWater

Covering water in the San Joaquin Valley

bakersfield, CA   |  sjvwater.com

Mission

To educate the public on the power and politics of water in the San Joaquin Valley where produce that creates billionaires grows in fields next to communities that can't drink from their own taps.

Ruling year info

2018

Principal Officer

Lois Henry

Main address

11715 Brockridge court

bakersfield, CA 93312 USA

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EIN

83-2646098

NTEE code info

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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Water quality in disadvantaged communities

The vast majority of substandard drinking water systems are located in the San Joaquin Valley. There currently is no ongoing funding - local, state or federal - source to fix these systems. SJV Water is providing articles to help educate the public about efforts underway to create such funding sources and what is currently available.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

As California implements strict groundwater pumping laws, ag operations may have to be severely curtailed. Some estimates are that up to 20 percent of irrigated lands will have to be fallowed. On a per-farm basis, the thinking is water allocations will only allow for 70 percent of land to be farmed. To move water to the most "highly beneficial use" under those circumstances, some are considering open water markets. What will that mean for small to medium sized farms? Poor communities? Urban growth?

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Climate change will alter California's main "storage" method of holding water in the Sierra snow pack awaiting spring thaw to fill reservoirs and and then be dispersed through canals. Groundwater banking has been discussed as a solution. But surface water will still need to be held somewhere and moved to banking facilities.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Activists

California's new groundwater law requires an actual accounting of how much San Joaquin Valley growers have overdrafted the aquifers in their basins. That has created intense infighting among districts, that know the only path to balance is a drastic reduction in irrigated acreage.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Create a vibrant news site dedicated to covering water in the San Joaquin Valley to explain to the public how water works here and how they can get involved.

SJV Water has one reporter, so far, writing two to three stories a week on various water issues from Madera to Kern counties.
As funding increases, SJV Water may hire more reporting staff to increase the number of articles and include podcasts and video.

SJV Water is run by an award-winning journalist who has been widely recognized for her water reporting, in particular - Lois Henry.
The site has already gained a solid following - including from state government offices - as Henry has brought to light concerns over a number of water issues that had gone unnoticed.
Beyond top journalistic talent, SJV Water has an established website, active social media pages and a widely circulated weekly newsletter.

SJV Water is quickly becoming a go-to site for water news and our content has been re run in a number of newspapers including the Bakersfield Californian, Fresno Bee, Sacramento Bee, Valley Ag Voice and GV Wire.

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SJVWater

Board of directors
as of 11/13/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Richard Beene

retired

Term: 2018 -

Jennifer Self

Jorge Barientos

Cohn Stiles Clark Lawfirm

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/10/2021

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
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Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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