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: Advanced Control Systems

Affiliate Member: Alligare, LLC

Affiliate Member: Anderson Perry & Associates, Inc.

Affiliate Member: AquaLastic

Affiliate Member: Black Rock Consulting

Affiliate Member: Clyde, Snow & Sessions

Affiliate Member: Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue, LLP

Affiliate Member: Farmers Conservation Alliance (FCA)

Affiliate Member: FireWhat, DBA GISDirect

Affiliate Member: GSI Water Solutions, Inc.

Affiliate Member: HD Supply Waterworks

Affiliate Member: Integrated Water Solutions, LLC

Affiliate Member: Jordan Ramis PC

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

Affiliate Member: Marten Law

Affiliate Member: Natel Energy, Inc.

Affiliate Member: Bryant, Lovlien & Jarvis, PC

Affiliate Member: Newton Consultants, Inc.

Affiliate Member: Oregonians for Food & Shelter

Affiliate Member: Oregon Water Coalition

Affiliate Member: RH2 Engineering, Inc.

Affiliate Member: Schroeder Law Offices, PC

Affiliate Member: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, LLP

Affiliate Member: Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, Inc.

Affiliate Member: United Phosphorus Inc.

Upcoming Events

OWRC Operations & Maintenance Workshop @ Double Tree by Hilton
Nov 16 – Nov 17 all-day

You may now register for the O & M Workshop!

Here is our most current draft agenda.

The Operations & Maintenance Workshop will take place at the DoubleTree in Bend, OR; where we also have a room block set up for lodging at $105 per night plus tax. Reservations can be made by calling 541-317-9292. The block of held rooms will expire on 10/28/16 so don’t wait to make your reservation!

The program will include a variety of topics related to piping, managing construction projects, water measurement, confined spaces and other safety guidance, and more! There will also be a tour of local district projects and facilities.

We will start at 10 am on 11/16 and end by 2 pm on 11/17. Registration includes lunch and snacks both days, dinner on 11/16, and speaker materials.

You can register with this registration form or with the online form below.

OWRC 2016 Annual Conference @ Hood River Inn
Nov 28 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm

We’ve made a slight change to the regular conference timeline. The conference will be Monday, November 28th through Thursday, December 1st, instead of Tuesday through Friday. We are making this change in the hopes that it makes scheduling around other events easier for our attendees, exhibitors, and speakers.

Due to popular demand we are opening registration for the 2016 Annual Conference!

I will post the most current draft agenda here as soon as we have one available.
Below is a rough outline of events during the conference.

Monday, November 28, 2016

BOR WaterSMART Funding Workshop
This event is included in registration for OWRC Members and $25 for Non-members.

Exhibitors may begin setting up Monday night.  Exhibition will not start until Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Exhibitors Setup

General Session

Snack breaks will take place in the exhibition hall.

District Directors Lunch for Board Members of Irrigation and other Water District Board of Directors. Attorneys Lunch.  There will also be a general lunch for all other attendees.

The Exhibitor Reception will be in the exhibition hall with heavy hors d’oeuvres Tuesday evening.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Membership Breakfast and Annual Meeting for OWRC Member Districts and Affiliates.  We will be voting on OWRC’s Board of Directors for 2017.

General Session

Snack breaks will take place in the exhibition hall.

Lunch with a keynote speaker.

Exhibitors should break down exhibits Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

Buffet Dinner and Program

Thursday, December 1, 2016

SDAO Best Practices Workshop

OWRC has reserved a block of rooms at the Best Western Hood River Inn for conference attendees at a great rate, $89 Standard, $105 River, $250 Suite, plus taxes. Make your reservations before the block expires on November 5, 2016 or you may not be able to stay at the conference hotel, and please be sure to notify the hotel that you are with OWRC. Hotel reservations must be made directly with the Best Western Hood River Inn at 1-800-828-7873. For more information on the hotel, go to:

Paper Registration Forms
You may fill out and send in any of these forms for registration or register below online.  There will be a convenience fee charged for paying online via PayPal.  This fee is charged to offset our costs in providing this service.  You may also register online and mail in a check without any charge for registering online.  An invoice will be sent to you following your registration. owrc-2016-annual-conference-exhibit-registration-form, owrc-2016-annual-conference-registration-form

Sponsorship of OWRC Annual Conference Breaks, Meals, and Hospitality Suites are available.  Please contact the OWRC Office by phone or email to check the availability of specific sponsorship opportunities.

Mid-Pacific Water Users Conference @ Eldorado Resort and Casino
Jan 18 – Jan 20 all-day

Registration, agenda, and other information should be available in early Fall 2016.

OWRC Board Meeting
Jan 26 all-day

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

Contact the OWRC office for more information.

Tri-State Meeting
Jan 27 all-day

Call the OWRC office for more details or to sign up!

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