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: Akana

Affiliate Member: Alligare, LLC

Affiliate Member: Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc.

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: Marten Law

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

Sep
30
Wed
Elmer G. McDaniels Memorial Golf Tournament @ River's Edge Golf Course
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join OWRC for the 2nd Annual Elmer G. McDaniels Memorial Golf Tournament!
Wednesday, September 30th at the River’s Edge Golf Course, in Bend, Oregon.

Golf registration is $130, which includes green fees, power cart, and appetizers/beverage at the 19th Hole Reception.
Wednesday Welcome Reception/19
th Hole only (no golf) is $40 (to be held at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center).

 The format is a scramble, best-ball with 3-4 person teams.  Individuals are placed in teams to encourage networking between different districts, organizations, and regions.
The event is open to non-OWRC members with advance registration and payment.

Golf Registration Form

Please also consider joining us for OWRC’s 2020 Technical Seminar, Wednesday, September 30th – Thursday, October 1st
$200 for OWRC members; $250 for non-members
Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center, Bend, Oregon 

District staff, board members and consultants will be provided with innovative strategies, technological tools,
and on the ground solutions to help better meet a variety of water management challenges.

We will also have exhibit opportunities for product suppliers, consultants, and other water professionals.  Exhibit fees: $175 OWRC members; $225 for non-members, and includes Wednesday Reception, Thursday morning and afternoon refreshments with attendees, a 6 foot draped table with chair, electrical access and WiFi.

Check back for draft agenda and program updates.  2020 Technical Seminar Agenda.

Technical Seminar Registration Form

Exhibitor Registration Form

LOCATION & LODGING: The Technical Seminar will be held at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center located at: 2850 NW Rippling River Court, Bend, OR 97703.   Lodging will be at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes located at 3075 N. Business Hwy. 97, Bend, OR 97703. OWRC has secured a room block with rates of: $115 (Property View) and $145 (River View), plus applicable taxes. Please make your reservation, referencing Oregon Water Resources Congress Technical Seminar, no later than 9/11/2020 by contacting the Riverhouse on the Deschutes directly at: 1-866-453-4480. 48 hour cancellation is required. Contact the OWRC office if you encounter any problems.

REFUND POLICY: No refunds will be remitted until after the event. Refund requests must be in writing and must be received by the OWRC office on or before September 25th. Only exceptional circumstances will be considered after this date and a $25 administrative fee will be applied to any refundable portion.

Oct
1
Thu
Technical Seminar @ Riverhouse on the Deschutes
Oct 1 all-day

Register Today for OWRC’s 2020 Technical Seminar!
$200 for OWRC members; $250 for non-members

Wednesday, September 30th – Thursday, October 1st
Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center, Bend, Oregon 

District staff, board members and consultants will be provided with innovative strategies, technological tools,
and on the ground solutions to help better meet a variety of water management challenges.

We will also have exhibit opportunities for product suppliers, consultants, and other water professionals.  Exhibit fees: $175 OWRC members; $225 for non-members, and includes Wednesday Reception, Thursday morning and afternoon refreshments with attendees, a 6 foot draped table with chair, electrical access and WiFi.

Please also consider joining us for the 2nd Annual Elmer G. McDaniels Memorial Golf Tournament on Wednesday, September 30th at the River’s Edge Golf Course.  Golf registration is $130, which includes the 19th Hole Reception.  Wednesday Welcome Reception/19th Hole only (no golf) is $40

Technical Seminar Registration Form

Exhibitor Registration Form

 We are in process of scheduling speakers and specific presentations, which will be provided virtually or in person.  Please check back for program updates. 2020 Tech Seminar Agenda.

Do you want to further help OWRC?  Are you unable to attend and want to show your support remotely? Would you like additional marketing exposure?  Please contact the OWRC office to discuss available sponsorship opportunities and reserve a space today!

LOCATION & LODGING: The Technical Seminar will be held at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center located at: 2850 NW Rippling River Court, Bend, OR 97703.   Lodging will be at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes located at 3075 N. Business Hwy. 97, Bend, OR 97703. OWRC has secured a room block with rates of: $115 (Property View) and $145 (River View), plus applicable taxes. Please make your reservation, referencing Oregon Water Resources Congress Technical Seminar, no later than 9/11/2020 by contacting the Riverhouse on the Deschutes directly at: 1-866-453-4480. 48 hour cancellation is required. Contact the OWRC office if you encounter any problems.

REFUND POLICY: No refunds will be remitted until after the event. Refund requests must be in writing and must be received by the OWRC office on or before September 25th. Only exceptional circumstances will be considered after this date and a $25 administrative fee will be applied to any refundable portion.

COVID-19 Requirements: In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, OWRC is working with the Seminar facility to ensure adequate spacing to allow for social distancing and implementing a variety of precautions for the health and safety of our speakers and attendees.  The event will be held in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal requirements in place at the time of the Seminar.  Face coverings will be required in accordance with statewide requirements and OSHA guidance.

Oct
2
Fri
Board of Directors Meeting @ Riverhouse on the Deschutes
Oct 2 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Nov
30
Mon
OWRC 2020 Annual Conference @ Best Western Hood River Inn
Nov 30 – Dec 3 all-day

Join OWRC in Hood River for our 2020 Annual Conference!

Event starts with a pre-conference workshop on Monday afternoon, main program Tuesday and Wednesday, dinner banquet Wednesday evening, and post-conference workshop Thursday morning.  Check back for more information.

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