LOS ANGELES, April 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Cadiz Inc. (Nasdaq: CDZI/CDZIP) (“Cadiz” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its corporate website is now bilingual, with content available in English and Spanish. In addition to the Company’s existing website address www.cadizinc.comthe company added www.cadizinc-es.com and www.missionaguacadiz.com to help browsers localize Spanish content.
“Cádiz is on a mission to provide drinking water to communities through California,” mentioned Carolyn Webb of Macias, Chairman of the Board Committee of Equity, Sustainability and Environmental Justice of Cadiz. “The launch of a bilingual website is part of the company’s commitment to ensuring that our projects and information about our projects are accessible to the Spanish-speaking population of California and across the country.” When visiting the Cadiz website, visitors can now browse content in either English or Spanish by clicking the language button in the top corner of each sub-page.
According to the 2020 US Census, United States is home to the second highest number of Spanish speakers in the world. There are more than 41 million people aged five or older in the United States who speak Spanish at home, and Spanish is the most widely spoken non-English language across the country. Additionally, there are approximately 10.6 million Spanish speakers in Californiarepresenting over 26% of the state’s population and the highest percentage of Spanish speakers of any state in the United States
A survey published last year by the Guardian found that drinking water for the Latino population across the country disproportionately fails to meet federal standards. While millions of people across the country, especially those in rural areas with high poverty rates, are routinely exposed to unsafe water, U.S. counties with more than 25% Latinos experience violations at a rate twice as high as counties with a lower Latin American population. .
In a 2021 report in the California Legislature, the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Analysts reported that recurring drought conditions, such as the state’s current three-year drought, are exacerbating drinking water problems faced by small rural communities disadvantaged, especially agricultural worker communities that contain high proportions of low-income and Latino residents.
Member of the Cadiz Board of Directors Maria Echaveste commented: “Providing access to clean water to all communities means that we must also provide all communities with better access to information on the issues that affect them. I am proud of our efforts to ensure that communications from Cadiz provide accessible information in the communities most affected by water insecurity.
About Cadiz Inc.
Founded in 1983, Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ: CDZI) is a California company dedicated to sustainable projects in the field of water and agriculture. Cadiz has 70 square miles of property with significant water resources in Southern California and is the largest farm in San Bernardino County sustainably managed since the 1980s. Cadiz is working with public water agencies to implement the Cadiz Water Project, a groundwater management project that will provide a new water supply for approximately 400,000 people and up to to 1 million acre-feet of new groundwater storage capacity for underserved communities in California. Guided by a comprehensive land stewardship plan, Cadiz is dedicated to pursuing sustainable projects and practicing responsible stewardship of our land, water and agricultural resources. For more information, please visit www.cadizinc.com.
Investors can view a copy of our safe harbor statement at www.cadizinc.com/investors.
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