Water Law Seminar

October 3, 2019 all-day
FivePine Lodge and Conference Center
1021 E. Desperado Trail
Oregon 97759



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.


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