Farms and other agricultural water users ensure the availability of fresh, locally produced food to both rural and urban communities.


Irrigated agriculture also provides ancillary social benefits through boating, fishing, hunting, and other recreational amenities.


Irrigated agriculture is the backbone of Oregon’s economy, supporting a variety of high value crops sold globally.


Agricultural water suppliers are on the forefront of conservation and are always seeking innovative ways to stretch our resources.

Affiliate Member: ACS/WaterMaster

Affiliate Member: Akana

Affiliate Member: Alligare, LLC

Affiliate Member: AMEC Foster Wheeler

Affiliate Member: Anderson Perry & Associates, Inc.

Affiliate Member: AquaLastic

Affiliate Member: City of Bend

Affiliate Member: Black Rock Consulting

Affiliate Member: Bryant, Lovlien & Jarvis PC

Affiliate Member: Cascade Geoengineering

Affiliate Member: Clean Water Services

Affiliate Member: Clyde Snow, Attorneys at Law

Affiliate Member: Community Renewable Energy Association

Affiliate Member: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Affiliate Member: Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue, LLP

Affiliate Member: Energy Trust of Oregon

Affiliate Member: Farmers Conservation Alliance (FCA)

Affiliate Member: Geo-Engineers

Affiliate Member: Geosyntec Consultants

Affiliate Member: GSI Water Solutions, Inc.

Affiliate Member: HD Supply Waterworks

Affiliate Member: Holland & Knight LLP

Affiliate Member: Integrated Water Solutions, LLC

Affiliate Member: Jordan Ramis PC

Affiliate Member: J-U-B Engineers, Inc.

Affiliate Member: KPFF Consulting Engineers

Affiliate Member: Klamath Water Users Association

Affiliate Member: Marten Law

Affiliate Member: Natel Energy, Inc.

Affiliate Member: Newton Consultants, Inc.

Affiliate Member: NUCA of Oregon & SW Washington

Affiliate Member: Oregonians for Food & Shelter

Affiliate Member: Oregon Water Coalition

Affiliate Member: City of Prineville

Affiliate Member: RH2 Engineering, Inc.

Affiliate Member: Schroeder Law Offices, PC

Affiliate Member: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, LLP

Affiliate Member: SePro Corporation

Affiliate Member: Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, Inc.

Affiliate Member: Stoel Rives, LLP

Affiliate Member: United Phosphorus Inc.

Upcoming Events

2017 Office Staff Workshop
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am – Jul 25 @ 12:00 am

This valuable biennial training will provide district office staff with an overview of various office related procedures as well as an opportunity to network with and learn from other district office staff. Agenda includes roundtable discussions as well as speakers from the Oregon Water Resources Department, Special Districts Association of Oregon, and Stoel Rives LLP.  

Topics will include:

  • Billing Methods
  • Using GIS and other Mapping Software
  • Water Right Transfers
  • Office Safety
  • Water Use Reporting
  • Technology Safety and Security
  • Office Procedures Manual
  • Public Meeting & Public Records Law
  • Dealing with Difficult Patrons
  • And More ……

Workshop starts at 10:30 AM on Monday, July 24th and will conclude Tuesday, July 25th by 12:00 PM. Registration fee includes lunch on Monday, refreshments on both days, and workshop materials.  There will be an informal dinner Monday night; cost is not included in registration fee.

Location & Lodging:

The Workshop will be held at the North Redmond Conference Event Center located at: 1857 N. Hwy 97, Redmond, Oregon 97756.

Lodging: We have a room block set up at the Sleep Inn & Suites which is adjacent to the meeting facility: Sleep Inn & Suites, 1847 N. Hwy 97, Redmond, Oregon 97756.  To make a reservation call the hotel at (541) 504-1500 and ask for the OWRC room block.  Please call before July 1st to secure a room.


Download Registration Form: 2017 Office Staff Workshop Registration or register online below.

This is an educational event in partnership with:



NWRA Western Water Seminar @ El Dorado Hotel & Spa
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day
Water Resources Commission Meeting @ TBD
Aug 17 – Aug 18 all-day
OWRC Board Meeting @ TBD
Aug 18 all-day

OWRC Board of Directors Meeting. Open to OWRC members with advance RSVP.

Contact the OWRC office for more information.

OWRC Golf Tournament @ Eagle Crest Reosrt
Oct 4 all-day

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