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

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OWRC 2020 Annual Conference
Nov 30 – Dec 3 all-day

Join OWRC for our 2020 Annual Conference!*

Register now to attend Oregon’s premier educational event for agricultural water suppliers and other water professionals.

Updated Virtual Registration Now Available! Download 2020 Annual Conference Virtual Registration Form.  Registration includes access to live virtual meeting program (December 1-3), digital conference materials, and access to recorded presentations post-event.

View 2020 Virtual Annual Conference Agenda for presentation times, topics, and speakers.  Updated 11/24/2020

The Small Hydro Workshop, presented by the Northwest Hydro Association, will still take place as planned, Monday, November 30 from 1-4.  Agenda available here.  Please register directly with them or call the OWRC office and we will sign you up.  No charge but registration is required with NWHA here.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are offering virtual sponsorship opportunities for the Conference sessions, download Virtual Conference Sponsorship Agreement for details.  Sponsors will have their logo/description included in digital materials and can provide brief video messages as part of their virtual sponsorship.  Since we will not have any vendors virtually this is an opportunity for them for interaction between various organizations and district interests.  This will also help offset costs of the virtual event and the loss of revenue from not having the event in-person.

Virtual Silent Auction in lieu of Live Auction and Raffle

We will not be able to have our Annual Banquet dinner virtually.  We will postpone honoring individuals (Water Buffaloes and Life Members) until next year when we can properly do so.  This also means we will not be able to do the usual raffle either.  However, we have developed a silent virtual auction as some items have already been procured and the donors would like us to do something.  If you have something that you would have donated for the raffle and you don’t want to hold onto until next year, please contact the office and we can see if it is something we can auction or raffle off.

Bids on the virtual Silent Auction can be made by email or by calling the office.  The auction will conclude at 10:30am on Thursday, December 3rd and winners will be announced at the conclusion of the OWRC Annual Membership Meeting.  View Silent Auction Items.  Your contributions will help support OWRC programs and services.  As is customary, contributions to OWRC are not considered a charitable tax deduction.

Annual Membership Meeting

OWRC will hold it’s Annual Membership Meeting virtually on Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 9-11am (PST).  There is no cost and Conference registration is not required but you must RSVP in advance to receive meeting details.  Only current OWRC districts and Affiliates are eligible to attend.  Contact the office for more information.

 

*Due to the recent “2 week freeze” by the State of Oregon, we will not be able to have the Annual Conference as originally planned.  We are transitioning to a virtual event with main program Tuesday, December 1 through Thursday December 3.  Check back for additional program updates.

 

OWRC’s Annual Conference is an educational event held in partnership with the Special Districts Association of Oregon/Special Districts Insurance Services.  

NWHA-OWRC Small Hydro Workshop @ Virtual
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Northwest Hydroelectric Association (NWHA) is presenting a valuable (and free) educational workshop on small hydro, co-hosted by OWRC.  OWRC members are welcome to attend this virtual workshop by registering directly with NWHA or contacting the OWRC office for meeting link.  See agenda for details.

For more information visit: https://www.nwhydro.org/small-hydro-workshop.html 

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