Summary documents about the Roundtables:
- Statewide Water Roundtables, Fall 2008, Synthesis Report - by OSU Institute for Water and Watersheds, Oregon Sea Grant Extension, OUS Institute for Natural Resources, and the Oregon House Committee on Energy and the Environment, 10 December 2008.
- Oregon Water Roundtables (PDF; 300k) - Presentation given to the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, 19 March 2009 by Todd Jarvis, Associate Director, Institute for Water and Watersheds, OSU. Companion one page summary (PDF; 17k).
- Private-Public Partnerships in Oregon Water Resources Planning (PDF; 1.5Mb) - Poster (scaled to print on 11"x17" paper) prepared for the OSU Water Resources Graduate Program Open House, February 2009 by Michael Campana and Todd Jarvis (Institute for Water and Watersheds) Gail Achterman (Institute for Natural Resources), and Michelle Girts (CH2M HILL).
- Oregon Water Roundtables (PDF; 1.2Mb)- Presentation given to the Oregon State Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee in Salem, Ore., 20 January 2009 by Michael E. Campana, Institute for Water and Watersheds, OSU.
- Oregon Water Roundtables (PDF; 156k)- Presentation given to the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission, 12 December 2008, Hillsboro, Ore. and to the Calapooia Watershed Council, 10 December 2008, Brownsville, Ore. by Michael E. Campana, Institute for Water and Watersheds, OSU.
- Oregon Water Roundtables (PDF; 2.6 Mb) - Presentation at the Oregon Water Utilities Council 2008 Legislative Symposium on December 9, 2008 in Salem, Ore. By Terry Buchholz, David Evans and Associates, Inc., Gail Achterman, Institute for Natural Resources; Michael E. Campana, Institute for Water and Watersheds.
- Oregon Water Roundtables (PDF; 118k) - Presentation to the House Energy and Environment Committee on December 2, 2008. By Gail Achterman, Institute for Natural Resources, Todd Jarvis, Institute for Water and Watersheds and Terry Bucholz, David Evans and Associates, Inc.
- Links to news articles related to the synthesis report:
- Editorial: Good water news was submerged in report (Editorial) (Corvallis Gazette-Times, 1/6/2009) - There was good news about Oregon water issues last week, but you might have missed it because it was easier to focus on the bad news. Both the bad news and the good news came from the same source: A report from Oregon State University’s Institute for Water and Watersheds on a series of roundtable meetings the institute held last year around the state.
- Water supply concerns Oregonians (Corvallis Gazette-Times, 1/2/2009) - In a state that’s known for abundant water — at least the kind that falls from the sky — a number of Oregon residents nevertheless worry about whether the state has enough water to meet future needs.
- Confidence in Oregon's water supplies evaporates (Capital Press, 12/30/2008) - Despite Oregon's abundant rainfall, Oregonians don't believe the state has enough water to meet its needs - not now and definitely not in the future. A recently released report from five water roundtables held last fall in different parts of the state, shows a majority of 300 participants are wary about the state's ability to meet its current water needs.
- Oregonians foresee future water shortages (The Oregonian, 12/30/2008) - Oregon may be known for the rain that feeds its rivers, but Oregonians are pessimistic there will be enough water to go around as the state's population grows and climate change possibly makes summers even drier.
- Oregonians worried about adequate water supply (OSU News and Communication Services, 12/30/2008) - A majority of Oregonians who recently participated in a series of water forums don’t believe the state has enough water to meet all of its basic needs, including those of wildlife.
Presentations from the Salem Roundtable on October 21, 2008:
- Willamette Water Quality Issues (PDF; 3.2MB) - Michael Wolf, Water Quality Manager, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
- Water Quantity and Quality Restoration Strategies (PDF; 3.6MB) - Leslie Bach, Director, Freshwater Programs, The Nature Conservancy
- Fish and Water Issues – Willamette River Basin (PDF; 500k) - Steven Marx, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Willamette Project (PDF; 2 MB) - Mindy Simmons, Willamette Program Manager, and Kathryn Harris, Willamette Basin Review Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Presentations from the Medford Roundtable on October 14, 2008:
Documents related to the Ontario Roundtable on October 7, 2008:
Presentations from the Newport Roundtable on September 30, 2008:
Presentations from the Bend Roundtable on September 25, 2008:
- Oregon Business Plan Water Initiative (PDF on the Leadership Summit Web page; 370k), presented at the recent 7th Annual Leadership Summit held in Portland on December 11, 2008. See also a Powerpoint presentation about the initiative (PDF; 1.9 MB).
- Draft bill directing the Oregon Water Resource Department to develop a state water resources strategy (PDF; 163k) - this text was distributed at 7th Annual Leadership Summit held in Portland on December 11, 2008.
- Headwaters to Ocean Strategy for Meeting Oregon's Water Needs (link to Web site with draft summary and comments).
- Conservation Inventory and Water Demand Assessment (PDF, 880k) - Presentation given at the Final Stakeholder Meeting for Phase I of the Oregon Water Supply and Conservation Initiative, September 18, 2008.
- Municipal Water Supplies from Forest Watersheds in Oregon: Fact Book and Catalog (PDF, 650k) - by Paul W. Adams & Mark Taratoot, Forest Engineering Department, Oregon State University, June 2001, report Sponsored by Oregon Forest Resources Institute, Portland, Oregon.
- Drinking Water and Forestry: How a Healthy Forest Ecosystem Helps Keep Streams Clean and Water Quality High (PDF, 3.6 MB) - A Special Report from the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, Portland, Oregon.