Oregon’s natural resource agency leadership began a process to engage communities, experts, and interest groups to examine the Governor’s 100-Year Water Vision. The water vision was drafted as a starting place and an invitation to stakeholders, agencies, and tribes to help shape a long-term vision and plan for strategic investments in Oregon’s water and water systems. As a part of the effort to gather diverse perspectives on the water vision, Oregon Consensus conducted an assessment. The objective was to interview a representative cross section of individuals, organizations, and government representatives who have an interest in water. Interviews focused on their views about the draft vision and their ideas about investments in Oregon’s water future. They discussed major concerns and how best to address multiple ecological, economic, and social needs. They also discussed what a pathway forward might look like, including advice to the state about their role in the effort.
Read the assessment report (PDF)