Deschutes River Basin Water Management

Fly Fisherman Deschutes RiverFrom June 2005 – June 2007, Oregon Consensus worked with the Deschutes Water Alliance, the Deschutes River Conservancy and other stakeholders to assess feasibility of convening a collaborative process to address water management in the Deschutes River Basin. Oregon Consensus provided the facilitation services of RESOLVE, Inc., to conduct an assessment. The assessment report, presented at a May 2006 Water Summit, led to agreement among stakeholders to proceed with a collaborative process. Oregon Consensus facilitated an ad hoc planning team that designed the collaborative process and identified needed resources.

Project materials

Final Report (PDF)


If you have questions regarding the the Deschutes River Basin project, please contact:

Oregon Consensus
Hatfield School of Government
Portland State University
(503) 725-9070