About Us

We get more done when we work together. Oregon Water Partnership represents seven statewide conservation groups that have joined forces to tackle Oregon’s toughest water challenges. We share a common goal: balanced water policies that ensure abundant cold clean water to sustain our communities, livelihoods, and ecosystems.

In 2022, our coalition helped secure a $25.6 million, first-of-its-kind state investment in programs and projects that enhance the drought resilience of Oregon’s aquatic ecosystems. In 2023, we shaped a $174 million investment in our state’s water security, and passed bills that restore streamflows and increase data collection.

Oregon Water Partnership is fighting together for Oregon’s water future by bringing state water data into the 21st century, supporting smart water management, and protecting and restoring our life-sustaining freshwater supply. Want to learn more? View our OWP Priorities 1-pager.

OWP Member Organization Contacts

  • Caylin Barter, Wild Salmon Center, cbarter@wildsalmoncenter.org
  • James Fraser, Trout Unlimited, james.fraser@tu.org
  • Zach Freed, The Nature Conservancy in Oregon, zach.freed@tnc.org
  • Dylan Kruse, Sustainable Northwest, dkruse@sustainablenorthwest.org
  • Karen Lewotsky, Oregon Environmental Council, karenl@oeconline.org
  • Rachel O’Connor, Environmental Defense Fund, roconnor@edf.org
  • Kimberley Priestley, WaterWatch of Oregon, kjp@waterwatch.org