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Oregon’s Integrated Water Resources Strategy (IWRS)

The IWRS Update

Oregon’s IWRS provides a statewide inter-agency framework for better understanding and meeting Oregon’s instream and out-of-stream water needs. Oregon’s Water Resources Commission adopted the first IWRS in 2012 and the second in 2017. Oregon Revised Statute (536.220) requires that the IWRS is updated every 5 years.

OWRD is leading the process to update the IWRS in 2023 and is partnering with Oregon’s Kitchen Table (OKT) to provide outreach and engagement particularly focused on communities who have not been engaged with in the past.

IWRS Timeline January to March, Outreach & engagement planning with OKT, focusing on communities who haven’t been engaged with in the past. April to June, Conduct Surveys (paper and online, in multiple languages), Community, culturally-specific events, 5-7 regional, community conversations open to everyone. July to September, Draft IWRS development. October to December, Public review & comment of Draft IWRS. Incorporate public comments into Draft IWRS  Early 2024, Second public review and comment period, then Submit Final IWRS to the Water Resources Commission for Adoption.

How Can You Get Involved?

The OWRD IWRS website will be updated with links to the survey and information about the community events later this year. You can also sign up at Oregon's Kitchen's Table to get notified about the survey, activities, and events here.

The 2017 IWRS Report PDFs

 A photo of the cover page of the Integrated Water Resouces Strategy PublicationA photo of the Integrated Water Resources Strategy Framework Page

For more information contact:
  • Email the IWRS Project Team
Other Resources: