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Roundtable Dates (2008)
(12-6 p.m.)

25 Sept - Bend (Agenda)

30 Sept - Newport (Agenda)

7 Oct - Ontario (Agenda)

14 Oct - Medford (Agenda)

21 Oct - Salem (Agenda)


Synthesis Report

The Roundtables Synthesis Report was posted December 11, 2008.


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Roundtable Agenda

The public forums will include brief overviews of Oregon’s current water situation, both statewide and within the specific regions where the forums will be held, followed by facilitated discussions. Local water leaders will be recruited to assist in developing participant lists and key issues. Experts from the Oregon University System, State agencies, watershed councils, and other organizations will be recruited to provide short presentations on issues identified as vital to the specific forum. Issue identification will be done in advance with regional water leaders and watershed councils. Issues would include topics, such as the following:

Participants will communicate what issues they view as most important, and proffer solutions to problems.  Examples of local water issues include, but are not limited to, the following: 

Facilitated discussion will focus on these and other issues with participants being asked to address what they think needs to be done to address the issues and next steps to be taken. Each Roundtable will conclude with a summary of what has been accomplished.

Specific agendas for each roundtable session will be posted as we approach the meeting date: