Wednesday, May 31, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
St Helens Hall, 231 NW Idaho, Bend 97701
Cost: Free. Your RSVP is appreciated.
Changes are coming…
Aging water infrastructure, a warming climate, and more people moving to Oregon from warmer, drier regions are already happening, and more is in our future.
Families, farmers, and fish will all be affected.
In 2012, Oregon adopted its first innovative Integrated Water Resources Strategy (IWRS). Last year, Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) sought recommendations from citizens for updates to the IWRS, including hosting an open house in Bend. The draft revised IWRS is now complete, and OWRD is back in Bend inviting your feedback on the report.
If IWRS sounds wonky…
then think of it terms of dealing with climate change and drought, ensuring that we have healthy ecosystems, making sure we have adequate water for cities and agriculture, and more.
As stakeholders in the future…
with a vested interest in how rivers and groundwater are managed, this is our opportunity to have a say about how the state navigates water management in the Deschutes Basin and throughout Oregon.
Please join us to hear from OWRD staff about the draft revised Strategy and to give your feedback. Comments on the draft will be accepted through Monday, June 19, and later this year, the state will adopt its next Integrated Water Resources Strategy.