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: Alligare, LLC

Affiliate Member: Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc.

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: Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.

Affiliate Member: Clean Water Services

Affiliate Member: Clyde Snow, Attorneys at Law

Affiliate Member: Community Renewable Energy Association

Affiliate Member: Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue, LLP

Affiliate Member: Energy Trust of Oregon

Affiliate Member: Farmers Conservation Alliance (FCA)

Affiliate Member: GeoEngineers

Affiliate Member: Geosyntec Consultants

Affiliate Member: GSI Water Solutions, Inc.

Affiliate Member: CORE & MAIN

Affiliate Member: Holland & Knight LLP

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: 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: Sierra Controls LLC

Affiliate Member: Skidmark Geomembrane

Affiliate Member: Somach Simmons & Dunn, PC

Affiliate Member: Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, Inc.

Affiliate Member: Stoel Rives, LLP

Affiliate Member: United Phosphorus Inc.

Upcoming Events

Elmer G. McDaniels Memorial Golf Tournament @ Glaze Meadow Golf Course - Black Butte Ranch
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

For more information, including registration click here



Water Law Seminar @ FivePine Lodge and Conference Center
Oct 3 all-day

2019 Water Law Seminar Agenda – Draft


Elmer G. McDaniels Memorial Golf Tournament
Wednesday, October 2nd
, 11:15 AM Tee Time
Join us on the beautiful Glaze Meadow Course at Black Butte Ranch!
$120.00 – Includes green fees, cart, range balls, and refreshments at the Welcome Reception / 19th Hole at FivePine Lodge.

Welcome Reception / 19th Hole
October 2nd, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – FivePine Lodge
$35 – Includes 1 drink ticket, hors d’oeuvres, and excellent company!
Join fellow seminar attendees, and returning golfers at the Welcome Reception / 19th Hole with delicious appetizers, beverages, and a great opportunity to mingle and relax at FivePine Lodge. We will also recognize participants from the Elmer G. McDaniels Memorial Golf Tournament.

OWRC 2019 Water Law Seminar
Thursday, October 3rd
, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – FivePine Lodge
$220 – OWRC Members; $270 – Non-OWRC Members
The seminar will cover a range of legislative topics from the 2019 Legislative Session as well as other policy and legal developments related to water, agriculture, natural resources, and district management.  District managers and their board members, water users, attorneys, legislative staff, agency staff, and other water professionals will benefit from this engaging one-day seminar.

Topics Include:

  • Water Related Legislation/Issues
    • Changes to stored water rights (location and character of use)
    • Petition for automatic stay (HB 3430)
    • Water right fees
    • Funding for water projects
    • Small scale hydro
    • Willamette Reallocation Update
  • Agriculture/Natural Resources Related Legislation
    • Pesticides & GMOs
    • Cap & Trade/HB 2020
  • SDAO Legislative Update – Mark Landauer
    Passed and proposed legislation impacting special districts: Public record requests, public contracting, PERS, paid family leave, etc.

  • Legislative, Budget, and Rulemaking Update from Natural Resources Agencies
    • Oregon Water Resources Department – Racquel Rancier
      • Dam safety bill, agency funding, etc.
    • Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
      • TMDLs
    • Oregon Department of Agriculture
    • Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
  • And More!

The program will start at 8:00 AM and will end at 5:00 PM.  A non-host reception will begin at 5:30 PM and dinner will be served at 6:00 PM. Enjoy informal networking and informal conversations with speakers and fellow attendees. The hospitality suite will be open from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

Registration fee includes lunch, dinner and seminar notebook or USB. Oregon CLE credits will be available!

For accommodations during your stay, please call FivePine Lodge and Conference Center directly at 541-549-5900 and ask for the OWRC room block. The room block expires September 1, 2019.  The equivalent of one night’s lodging in a guestroom or cabin will be billed to the individual’s credit card for cancelling less than 30 days prior to arrival.


Board of Directors Meeting @ FivePine Lodge and Convention Center
Oct 4 all-day
2019 Annual Conference @ Best Western Hood River Inn
Dec 2 – Dec 5 all-day

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