A draft document detailing Oregon’s 100-Year Water Vision was released by the governor’s office late September. The document is a product of efforts by the governor’s office and state agencies to address how water infrastructure will be shaped to meet the needs of Oregon over the next 100 years, aiming to prepare a “secure, safe, and resilient water future for all Oregonians.”

Throughout the fall and winter, the governor’s natural resources office along with state agencies will be engaging with local leaders and communities across the state to gather information related to the vision’s associated goals and problem statements. In efforts to make connections to local communities, agencies and partners will be hosting a series of interactive sessions surrounding the vision’s goals around health, safety, environment, and economy looking to discuss unique water challenges and opportunities across the state. Sessions have already been held in Gresham, Tillamook, Bend, Ontario, and La Grande, with additional meetings scheduled.

Upcoming Meetings:

Albany: October 30, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Medford/Central Point: November 7, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Zoom Virtual Meeting: November 13 and 15, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Community sessions are targeted to but not limited to:

  • County commissioners;
  • Irrigation districts;
  • Nonprofit board members;
  • Hospital administrators/community health workers;
  • Tribal council members
  • City planning board members;
  • Wastewater operators/trainees; and
  • Community college leader

To register for upcoming meetings, click here.

Additional opportunities to engage in discussions around Oregon’s 100-Year Water Vision can be found here. To provide general feedback, click here.

Contributed by: Megan Chuinard | Public Affairs Associate