Communities Organizing for Better Water
Communities Organizing for Better Water (COBW) is our campaign that aims to highlight of water inequities in Orange County.
OCEJ conducted door-to-door surveys in the Orange County areas that faced the highest pollution burden, known as DACs (Disadvantaged Communities) in 2016-17.
From the 4,163 survey participants, water quality was the leading environmental concern.
Therefore, UCI Newkirk Fellows, Orange County Coast Keeper, and OCEJ are collaborating together to bring you a community based scientific research model.
Next steps & goals:
Expand & improve our Photovoice efforts to other cities in Orange County.
Increase participant intake.
Improve our evidence collection methods.
Ban/Limit the sale, manufacturing, distribution, and production of PFAS.
Uphold potable water standards to governing entities.
Advocate to implement the policies provided by the 2023 Policy Brief.