Water Investment Ready Oregon

water investment ready oregonWater Investment Ready Oregon | Accessing Federal Water Funding


In the last 12 years, Oregon has received $7.7 billion in Federal Aid for water-related projects (both grants and loans) spread across 240 different funding programs. Those programs fund water via research, capital improvement projects, investments in farm, forest, and watershed conservation, data collection and monitoring, education and information, and technical assistance.

This report is designed to help answer several questions that could help Oregon secure additional funding for its water infrastructure: 

  1. Which federal programs are important to funding Oregon’s water resources?
  2. Which federal water programs might be underutilized in Oregon?
  3. What actions might the State of Oregon, regional federal partners, and water stakeholders take to increase the amount of federal water investment in Oregon?


Water Investment Ready Oregon Webinar

Willamette Partnership and Oregon House Water Committee State Representatives Ken Helm and Mark Owens present the findings of the Water Investment Ready Oregon report. 


Read more from the report “Water Investment Ready Oregon”

Bobby Cochran led Willamette Partnership's work around building community resilience and innovation. He is passionate about supporting community leaders to move resources from dumb stuff to better stuff - especially when that means clean water, better health, and economic inclusion. Bobby is now with the Rural Community Assistance Partnership. He received a Ph.D./M.A. in Urban Studies/Conflict Resolution from Portland State University.


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