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Integrated Water Resources Strategy

Oregon's First Integrated Water Resources Strategy

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The Oregon Water Resources Commission adopted the state's first Integrated Water Resources Strategy on August 2, 2012. The Strategy provides a blueprint to help the state better understand and meet its instream and out-of-stream needs, taking into account water quantity, water quality, and ecosystem needs.

 
​August 14, 2012 Press Release ​[PDF 139KB]​
Executive Summary​ [PDF 1.3MB] ​
Oregon's Integrated Water Resources Strategy ​ [PDF 9.8MB]​
Oregon's Integrated Water Resources Strategy (low resolution; smaller file size) [PDF 5.7MB]​
Draft Workplan​ [PDF 2.5MB]​
 
Individual Sections (available for download):
 
Cover
Table of Contents​
Adoption Resolution
Governor's Foreword​
Introduction
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Conclusion
Appendix A (Acknowledgements) ​
Appendix B (Acronyms)​
Appendix C (Framework)​
​  Appendix D (References)​
 
Spiral-bound hard copies of the Integrated Water Resources Strategy will be available after September 1st, 2012 for $16.00 each. To order a copy please send an email to waterstrategy@wrd.state.or.us
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1B Improve Water Resource Data Collection and Monitoring
​OWRD Stream Gaging Network Evaluation for Water Distribution, Nov. 2011, Open File Report (PDF)
​2B Improve Water Use Measurement and Reporting
​All public entities holding water rights in Oregon and a portion of larger, non-government water users are required to track and report the amount of water used each month. These reported amounts provide a sample of the total amount of water used in the state, which can assist in forecasting water demand and wisely managing water supplies. In 2014, the Department added personnel to assist water users with reporting use, to provide data quality control, and to develop improved tools that allow the public greater access to this data. Whether you are researching water use in a basin, or are interested in use of a particular water right over time, there are new tools for viewing, printing or downloading water use data. Click here to search by water user, point of diversion, water right, or select criteria to create a summary report. 
2E Update Oregon's Water Related Permitting Guide
Oregon's Water Permits User Guide(PDF)
​​9A Undertake Place-Based Integrated Water Resources Planning
​The state of Oregon is in the process of developing guidelines that can facilitate place-based efforts within Oregon communities, with the ultimate goal of meeting current and future water needs – instream and out-of-stream, including water quantity, water quality, and ecosystem needs.   In March 2014, the Oregon Water Resources Department released a Discussion Paper that examines regional or local water planning approaches from three other western states.  The Department hosted workshops and took public comment through June 2014. 
       ​​Place-Based Summary Handout (PDF)
       ​March 2014 Discussion Paper (PDF)
       ​August 2014 Staff Report (PDF)
       ​Workshop Results​ (PDF)
​       Public Comment (PDF)
​Other Resources:

In November 2012, the AWRA Policy Committee released a report highlighting examples of integrated water resources management (IWRM) throughout the United States. To view AWRA's report click here.

10A Improve Water Use Efficiency and Water Conservation
Allocation of Conserved Water Program
This program is a voluntary activity that provides benefits to both water right holders and instream uses.  The law allows a water user who conserves water to use a portion of the conserved water on additional lands, lease or sell the water, or dedicate the water to instream use. The Strategy is aimed at promoting awareness of this program.  In March 2014, Department staff produced a video describing the basic components of the Department’s Conserved Water Program. For the informational handout, click here
11B Develop Additional Instream Protections
In 2014, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is evaluating sections of the Molalla, Chetco, and Grande Ronde Rivers to determine their eligibility and suitability for inclusion into the State’s Scenic Waterways Program.  For more information on the study areas, click here
11C  Prevent and Eradicate Invasive Species
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), in cooperation with the Oregon State Marine Board, are expanding efforts to prevent invasive species from entering Oregon’s precious waterways.  For the 2014 recreation season, boat inspection stations are located in Ashland, Gold Beach, Klamath Falls, Lakeview, and Ontario.  For more information on Oregon’s Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program, visit ODFW’s website.  Watch this short video about the threat that invasive species pose to Oregon’s rivers, lakes, and other habitats. 
12A  Ensure the Safety of Oregon’s Drinking Water
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has launched a “Domestic Well Safety Program” to improve local and state capacity for assessing and managing risks associated with private drinking water wells.  Visit OHA’s new website to find basic information, including water quality testing, treatment, maintenance, and other resources.  OHA also offers a public mailing list for those interested in receiving updates on private wells in Oregon.  To join, sign up here
​12B Reduce the Use of and Exposure to Toxics and Other Pollutants
​In September 2014, State COO Michael Jordan approved new purchasing guidelines for state agencies to support the purchase of less-toxic products. Development of purchasing guidelines was prompted by Governor Kitzhaber's 2012 executive order directing state agencies to increase the number of people- and planet-friendly products they purchase. The guidelines will enable the state to expand its green purchasing beyond the janitorial supply price agreement adopted in 2013. Under the agreement, state agencies have already purchased effective cleaning supplies while reducing the amount of toxic chemicals used. The view the newly issued guidelines, click here.
​12C Implement Water Quality Pollution Control Plans
Statewide TMDL Policy Committee (website)
​13C Feasibility Study Grant for Water Conservation, Storage & Reuse Projects
Feasibility Study Grant Program Handout (PDF)
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Policy Advisory Group

The Policy Advisory Group met quarterly over the course of 24 months to provide guidance and recommendations to the Strategy’s Project Team. The Group consisted of 18 citizen members, appointed for their ability to represent a wide range of interests and diverse statewide perspectives.
Meeting Information
January 19, 2010
April 14, 2010
July 13, 2010
October 6, 2010
January 5, 2011
July 19, 2011 IWRS Draft Recommended Actions
November 8, 2011
March 8, 2012
​January 31, 2013 ​Agenda
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2009/2010 Open House & Workshop Results

The Integrated Water Resources Strategy (IWRS) Project Team conducted workshops and held open house events throughout the state in 2009/2010. These events were largely aimed at gathering local input to inform the development of the strategy. Participants also had an opportunity to provide their input through a survey. Responses gathered from these events are summarized in this document: IWRS 2010 Public Input Results. The Open House photos can be accessed here: 2010 Visual Summary.


Gresham
Flyer Open House Results
Ontario
Flyer Open House Results
Umatilla
Flyer Open House Results
Bandon
Flyer Open House Results
Tillamook
Flyer Open House Results
Medford
Flyer Open House Results
Klamath Falls
Flyer Open House Results
Redmond
Flyer Open House Results
Burns
Flyer Open House Results
Salem
Flyer Open House Results
Eugene
Flyer Open House Results
The 12th Open House - Online Presentation Map Gallery      Survey Results
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Background Documents

​August 22, 2014 Staff Report (Place-Based IWRS Workshops & Comments) [​PDF 3MB]
​May 29, 2014 Staff Report (Place Based Planning) ​[PDF 2MB]
​March 7, 2014 Staff Report ​[PDF 1MB]
February 8, 2013 Staff Report [PDF 240KB]
​November 16, 2012 Staff Report​ [PDF 2.5MB]​​
August 2, 2012 Item A: Staff Report​ [PDF 115KB]
August 2, 2012 Item A: Endorsement Letters​ [PDF 1.7MB]
August 2, 2012 Item B: Staff Report​ [PDF 66KB]
August 2, 2012 Item B: Draft Workplan​ [PDF 1.5MB]
June 22, 2012 Draft Executive Summary ​ [PDF 731KB]​
June 22, 2012 Draft IWRS​ [PDF 7MB]​
April 19, 2012 Staff Report​ [PDF 67KB]
April 19, 2012 Attach 1 (Public Comments, 2011 Discussion Draft)
April 19 2012 Attachment 2 (Executive Summary)
April 19 2012 Attachment 3 (Conclusion/Workplan)
January 26, 2012 Staff Report
January 5, 2012 OPB Story on Water Efficiency and IWRS​ ​[MP3 2.6MB] audio file​
December 22, 2011 IWRS Discussion Draft​ [PDF 6.2MB]​
December 22, 2011 IWRS Framework​ [PDF 246KB]​
September 29, 2011 Staff Report
September 29, 2011 Public Comments
June 23, 2011 Draft Recommended Actions ("Bulletins")​ [PDF 7.46 MB]
May 12, 2011 Staff Report
May 12, 2011 Public Comments (Issue Papers, Version 2)
2011 Progress Report Cover Letter
2011 Progress Report Executive Summary
2011 Progress Report
February 1, 2011 IWRS Framework
November 18, 2010 Staff Report
November 18, 2010 IWRS Framework
OSU Water Policy Survey Results
November 18, 2010 Issue Papers
August 26, 2010 Public Comments
August 26, 2010 Staff Report
June 3, 2010 Preliminary Workplan
June 3, 2010 Public Comments
June 3, 2010 Staff Report
March 30, 2010 Briefer: OSU Partnership
February Presentation to House Environment & Water Committee video file
February 18, 2010 Public Comments
February 18, 2010 Staff Report
February 12, 2010 Briefer: Open Houses
January 29, 2010 Briefer: Agency Advisory Group
December 4, 2009 Briefer: Policy Advisory Group
November 19, 2009 State-Tribal Water Forum audio file                                                      
November 19, 2009 Staff Report
November 19, 2009 Public Comments
October 14, 2009 Briefer: Project Team
September 23, 2009 Briefer: Strategy Introduction
 
September 10, 2009 Staff Report
 
June 9, 2009 Powerpoint Presentation
 
June 9, 2009 Planning Staff Report
 
June 9, 2009 Issue Statement
 
February 25, 2009 Planning Staff Report
 
November 20, 2008 Planning Staff Report
 
August 21, 2008 Planning Staff Report
 
June 4, 2008 Planning Minutes
 
May 29, 2008 Planning Staff Report
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