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: 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

Nov
2
Tue
2021 Operations and Maintenance Workshop
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm

Join OWRC in Central Oregon for the 2021 Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Workshop!

The workshop will cover a variety of topics related to canal and ditch inspection, managing piping and other construction projects, pump maintenance, easements, OSHA and other workplace safety, and much more!  This valuable educational workshop is designed for field supervisors,  new district managers, managers of small districts, maintenance crew, and other staff responsible for maintaining and upgrading district infrastructure.

Register today! 2021 O&M Registration Form

Program will start on Tuesday, November 2 at 10am and will conclude by 2pm Wednesday, November 3. The agenda include a mix of structured presentations, roundtable discussions and networking amongst participants, and tours of local district infrastructure.   Tour will include local piping and lining projects, pumps, fish screens/fish passage, and other infrastructure.  Will also include tour of new pipe plant (Krah USA) in Prineville.  Check back for more information!

Meeting Location and Lodging: The workshop will be held the DoubleTree Hilton in Bend, Oregon. We have reserved a room block for attendees at the great rate of $115/night. Please call the hotel directly at 541-317-9292 and make your reservation by 10/22 to receive the rate.

Do not miss your opportunity to attend this informative workshop and tour! Normally held every 2 years, this is the first O&M Workshop held since 2018 and is not scheduled again until 2023.

Attendance may be limited. Event will be held in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal requirements and guidance. No virtual option available.  Masks will be required indoors. 

Nov
29
Mon
2021 Annual Conference @ Best Western Hood River Inn
Nov 29 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm

Join OWRC in Hood River for our 2021 Annual Conference!

We are moving forward with holding our event in-person at the Best Western Hood River Inn. Registration and program details are under development. Please check back for more information.

Program Overview

  • Monday, November 29 – Pre-Conference Workshop (TBD) – 2:00-4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, November 30 – Main Program – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, December 1 – Annual Membership Meeting and Breakfast – 7:15 AM to 9:30 AM
  • Wednesday, December 1 – Main Program – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, December 1 – Annual Banquet (Dinner, Auction, and Awards) – 5:15 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 2 – Post-Conference Workshop (TBD) – 8:30-11:30 AM

Exhibit Schedule

  • Exhibit Set-up – 11/29 from 2-5 PM
  • Exhibit Showcase – 11/30 through 12/1. All breaks held in Exhibit area.
  • Exhibit Tear-down – After 3:30 on 12/1
  • All exhibits must be removed by 8am 12/2

Please note that the facility has been remodeled.  Most events, including main program, breaks, and exhibits, will be held in the expanded Gorge Building.

Virtual attendance options will be available for portions of the Conference as feasible.

Attendance may be limited. Event will be held in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal requirements and guidance.  

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