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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, a program of the National Policy Consensus Center at Portland State University. Oregon’s Kitchen Table specializes in community 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.

Are you interested in hosting one of your own conversations?

Community conversations are happening in many formats in different parts of the state in addition to these scheduled regional conversations.  These include conversations with youth groups, culturally specific conversations organized and led by community organizers, conversations connected to different community events and festivals, and self-organized conversations hosted in people's own spaces.  If you want to host a conversation with your community, download the Kitchen Table Conversation Guide here:

Are you interested in attending one of our conversations?

Oregon’s Kitchen Table will be facilitating 7 Regional Community Conversations, located across the state. We will be joined by staff from other state agencies to hear from you about your current water challenges, potential solutions, and ways to continue our dialogue about water. 

*New virtual option added for May 31. Please see below.

Sign up here: 


Seaside – May 11, 6–8 p.m.

Bob Chisolm Community Center

1225 Avenue A, Seaside, OR 97138


Hermiston – May 16, 6–8 p.m. 

Hermiston Community Center

415 S. Hwy 395, Hermiston, OR 97838

John Day – May 17, 6–8 p.m.

Canyon City Community Hall

123 Washington St., Canyon City, OR 97820 

Roseburg – May 23, 6–8 p.m. 

Aviva Health Conference Room

150 N.E. Kenneth Ford Dr., Roseburg, OR 97470

(Located on second floor, has an elevator)

Corvallis – May 24, 6–8 p.m.

Tunison Community Room

365 S.W. Tunison Ave., Corvallis, OR 97333

Virtual – May 31, Noon–1:30 p.m.

Please see the registration form for more info.

Madras – June 7, 6–8 p.m. 

COCC Community Room

1170 E. Ashwood Rd., Madras, OR 97741

Ontario – June 8, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Ontario Community Library Meeting Room

388 S.W. 2nd Ave., Ontario, OR 97914

Public Survey

Please fill out the survey here:

The survey closes on June 15, 2023 and is available in the following nine languages:

Tiếng Việt

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

2017 IWRS estrategia en español

Una copia en PDF del estrategia integrade de recursos hidricos de Oregon en espanol

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