Agriculture

Farms and other agricultural water users ensure the availability of fresh, locally produced food to both rural and urban communities.

Community

Irrigated agriculture also provides ancillary social benefits through boating, fishing, hunting, and other recreational amenities.

Economy

Irrigated agriculture is the backbone of Oregon’s economy, supporting a variety of high value crops sold globally.

Environment

Agricultural water suppliers are on the forefront of conservation and are always seeking innovative ways to stretch our resources.

Affiliate Member: Advanced Control Systems (ACS)

Affiliate Member: Alligare, LLC

Affiliate Member: Anderson Perry & Associates, Inc.

Affiliate Member: Black Rock Consulting

Affiliate Member: Bryant, Lovlien & Jarvis PC

Affiliate Member: Cascade Geoengineering

Affiliate Member: Century West Engineering

Affiliate Member: Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.

Affiliate Member: Clean Water Services

Affiliate Member: Clyde Snow, Attorneys at Law

Affiliate Member: Community Renewable Energy Association

Affiliate Member: Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue, LLP

Affiliate Member: Energy Trust of Oregon

Affiliate Member: Farmers Conservation Alliance (FCA)

Affiliate Member: GeoEngineers

Affiliate Member: GSI Water Solutions, Inc.

Affiliate Member: Holland & Knight LLP

Affiliate Member: Jordan Ramis PC

Affiliate Member: J-U-B Engineers, Inc.

Affiliate Member: KPFF Consulting Engineers

Affiliate Member: Krah USA LLC

Affiliate Member: Klamath Water Users Association

Affiliate Member: NUCA of Oregon & SW Washington

Affiliate Member: Oregonians for Food & Shelter

Affiliate Member: Oregon Water Coalition

Affiliate Member: City of Prineville

Affiliate Member: RH2 Engineering, Inc.

Affiliate Member: Schroeder Law Offices, PC

Affiliate Member: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, LLP

Affiliate Member: Sierra Controls LLC

Affiliate Member: CFR Linings

Affiliate Member: Somach Simmons & Dunn, PC

Affiliate Member: Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, Inc.

Affiliate Member: Stoel Rives, LLP

Affiliate Member: United Phosphorus Inc.

Upcoming Events

Jan
27
Thu
OWRC Board Meeting @ Bend and virtual
Jan 27 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Regular meeting of the Oregon Water Resources Congress Board of Directors.  Open to board members, district members and affiliates with advance registration.  Please contact the office for additional information.

 

Meeting will be held in-person in Bend, Oregon and virtually.  Meeting details will be sent to registered attendees.

In-person components will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, located at 300 NW Franklin Ave., Bend, Oregon, 97703.  To make a lodging reservation, please contact the hotel directly at 541-317-9292 and ask for the OWRC room block.

 

Mar
10
Thu
District Managers’ Workshop @ Newport, Oregon
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Join OWRC and your fellow district managers for a robust one-day workshop covering current topics of interest.

The program will include a mix of structured presentations, roundtable discussions amongst attendees, and networking opportunities.  This event is suitable for new and experienced district managers alike and is open to assistant managers and other management level district staff.

The agenda is in process of being developed.  Check back for registration and agenda updates.

Program fees will include lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments, and dinner.

This event is being planned as an in-person event, held at the Best Western Agate Beach in Newport, Oregon.

Mar
11
Fri
OWRC Board Meeting @ Newport and virtual
Mar 11 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Regular meeting of the Oregon Water Resources Congress Board of Directors.  Open to board members, district members and affiliates with advance registration.  Please contact the office for additional information.

 

Meeting will be held in-person in Newport, Oregon and virtually.  Meeting details will be sent to registered attendees.

May
6
Fri
OWRC Board Meeting
May 6 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Regular meeting of the Oregon Water Resources Congress Board of Directors.  Open to board members, district members and affiliates with advance registration.  Please contact the office for additional information.

 

Meeting will be held in-person in Silverton, Oregon and virtually.  Meeting details will be sent to registered attendees.

Recent Activity

Oregon’s 2nd Special Session Provides $98.725 Million in Drought Relief and Disaster Assistance to Heavily Impacted Sectors of Agriculture Read Post →

On December 13, 2021, the Oregon State Legislature successfully concluded a one-day special session that included much needed financial assistance to farmers, ranchers, and irrigation districts deeply impacted by drought and other disasters in the past year.  This funding will help the hardest hit sectors of Oregon’s agricultural community by providing direct payments to irrigators, […]

Infrastructure Bill Delivers Major Victory for Western Water Users Read Post →

– IRVINE, Calif. (November 15, 2021) – With President Biden’s signature on the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act today, a national coalition representing thousands of Western farmers, ranchers, businesses and rural and urban water providers declared a victory for Western water users and called on the Administration to immediately clear the path for projects that […]

Over 220 Organizations Urge Congress to Provide Funding for Water Infrastructure Read Post →

The Oregon Water Resources Congress (OWRC) joined with over 220 organizations across the Western United States to encourage Congress to invest in a diversified water management portfolio that serves a broad range of water uses and addresses critical water infrastructure needs. The informal coalition, representing water users from 15 states, sent letters to Senate leadership […]

Resources and Updates on Coronavirus/COVID-19 in Oregon Read Post →

In the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown has issued a series of Executive Orders (EOs) and other restrictions impacting personal and business activities with the goal of protecting the health and safety of Oregonians. In order to assist districts in navigating the related requirements and guidance we have compiled a […]