Source Water Protection Workshops
The Drinking Water Providers Partnership is collaborating with the Environmental Finance Center to host a series of workshops in 2018 throughout Oregon and Washington to bring together drinking water operators, land managers, and restoration practitioners. Each one-day workshop is a mix of short presentations with question and answer time, facilitated discussions, and open dialogue, along with a site visit to either a local drinking water treatment facility or restoration project; designed to:
- Build relationships between water providers, restoration practitioners, and land managers.
- Raise awareness among conservation practitioners of drinking water quality and supply concerns.
- Raise awareness among individual water systems of restoration and protection actions that can improve water quality/supply.
- Identify potential restoration projects or conservation actions, along with funding and partners, which may address shared goals.
These Source Water Workshops are a singular opportunity for participants to share and learn together about the ways that drinking water quality relates to fish habitat restoration and nonpoint source pollution control, along with associated funding. We expect the workshops will pave the way to new alliances and getting more conservation and restoration projects accomplished.
April 10, 2018: Wenatchee, Washington
May 23, 2018: Roseburg, Oregon
June 6, 2018: Raymond, Washington
June 7, 2018: Chehalis, Washington
TBD: Middle and Upper Rogue River basin, Oregon
TBD: Northwest Washington
TBD: Columbia River Gorge (Washington and Oregon communities)
TBD: Northern Oregon Coast
Workshop materials, including the agenda and maps, will be made available online after each event.