OWRC Joins 150 other Western Organizations to Urge Congress to Invest in Water Infrastructure

The Oregon Water Resources Congress (OWRC) joined an effort spearheaded by the Family Farm Alliance asking Congress and the White House to address aging water infrastructure in Western United States. Over 150 water and agricultural related organizations signed onto two letters emphasizing that water conservation, water recycling, watershed management, conveyance, desalination, water transfers, groundwater storage and surface storage are all needed in a diversified water management portfolio. “The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the importance of safety and stability provided by domestic food production,” the groups stated in separate letters to Congress and the president. “As this crisis has pointed out, a stable domestic food supply is essential and of national security interest. For farmers and ranchers to survive, and for food to continue to be produced here in the American West, a stable water supply is a necessary part of any conversation about our national food security.”

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