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We are looking for broad feedback to better understand if the information in the draft vision document reflects how organizations across Oregon view the state’s water infrastructure challenges. This fall and winter the Governor’s Natural Resources Office and state agencies will be listening, learning, and gathering information about the 100-Year Water Vision and its associated goals and problem statements, while engaging leaders across the state to learn more about water in Oregon. In addition, we’ll be working to increase our understanding of data and gaps, and funding coordination needs to prepare for future funding requests.

Objectives this fall include:

  • Refine the draft vision document, problem statement, and goals as appropriate from feedback received.
  • Increase awareness by water leaders of the context around the 100-Year Water Vision and its goals, including examples.
  • Building on the Integrated Water Resources Strategy (IWRS), increase understanding of available data and gaps in data related to current surface and groundwater condition, as well as built and natural water infrastructure conditions and needs.
  • Building on the IWRS, increase identification of priority data needs for effective built and natural water infrastructure decision-making.
  • Increase knowledge of current state and federal funding available for water system investments and funding gaps.

Ways to Engage


While the actions above are in progress, the State is partnering with Oregon Consensus to conduct neutral interviews with a broad range of organizations who have an interest in Oregon’s water future, as well as tribes and local governments.

The above approaches will help us better understand challenges and opportunities related to Oregon’s Water Vision and will provide suggestions to ensure the Vision adequately and equitably reflects the diverse interests of Oregonians.


If you would like to schedule a meeting or have suggestions for the Water Vision, email Meta Loftsgaarden.

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