In 2018, PolicyLink launched the national Water Equity and Climate Resilience (WECR) Caucus to build a national network of organizations working to address water equity and climate resilience — centering frontline communities of color and low-income communities. Taproot Earth, formerly Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy, joined the Caucus as co-chair the following year to advance a shared strategy led by the most impacted communities. Today, the Caucus continues to be anchored by PolicyLink and is governed by a steering committee of frontline organizations. Together, over 50 core members, allies, and supporting organizations make up the WECR Caucus. 

We have three categories of members. Core Members are frontline communities and equity or justice focused organizations. Allies are organizations embarking on equity journeys and/or supporting equity work. Supporters are research-based organizations and others contributing to the movement for water, equity, and climate justice.

Membership is free and organization-based. Member interest is reviewed and approved on a quarterly basis by our Steering Committee. Fill out this interest form to join! 

Current WECR Members:

*Steering Committee and/or Regional Co-chair

Core Members 

  • Anthropocene Alliance
  • Bayou City Waterkeeper*
  • Choices Interlinking
  • Community Water Center*
  • Elevate
  • Emerald Cities Collaborative*
  • Flint Rising
  • Giniw Collective*
  • Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
  • Green Latinos*
  • Hijra House and Steps Coalition
  • Milwaukee Water Commons*
  • NDN Collective
  • Nuestra Casa
  • Oregon Water Futures
  • Partnership for Southern Equity
  • Promesa Boyle Heights
  • Rio Grande International Study Center
  • Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples
  • Sixth World Solutions*
  • Taproot Earth*
  • The Chisholm Legacy Project
  • The Water Collaborative of Greater New Orleans*
  • Title Track
  • Verde*
  • We the People of Detroit*
  • West Street Recovery
  • Wisconsin Green Muslims


  • Alliance for the Great Lakes
  • American Rivers
  • Black Warrior Riverkeeper
  • Blue Green Alliance
  • Clean Water Action
  • EarthJustice*
  • Eastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Mining
  • Environmental Initiative
  • For Love of Water (FLOW)
  • Freshwater Future
  • Human Rights Watch
  • NAACP, Center for Climate & Environmental Justice
  • National Resources Defense Council
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility LA
  • River Network
  • The Center for Water Security & Cooperation
  • The Water Hub at Climate Nexus
  • Union of Concerned Scientists
  • US Water Alliance
  • WaterNow Alliance