About Us | Regional Water Providers Consortium

About Us

Who We Are

The Regional Water Providers Consortium provides leadership in the planning, management, stewardship, and resiliency of drinking water in the Portland, OR metropolitan region.

The Consortium is comprised of 25 members which are located in the Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington, and Yamhill Counties. Find out more about the Consortium, its members, and its work in emergency preparednesswater conservation, and regional coordination.

 

What We Do

The Consortium’s work is divided into the following three categories: conservation, emergency preparedness, and regional coordination. By working collaboratively, the Consortium and its members achieve economies of scale implementing regional programs that save customers money.

 

How We WorkOrganization chart for the Regional Water Providers Consortium describing the structure of Board > Executive Committee > Technical Committee > Emergency Planning Committee, Communicators Network, and Conservation Committee

The Consortium Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) established three primary working bodies responsible for meeting the purposes and objectives of the organization. They include the Consortium Board, Executive Committee, and Technical Committee. In addition, the Emergency Planning and Conservation committees assist with the implementation of the Emergency Preparedness and  Conservation programs, respectively. The Communicator's Network provides a forum for media and communications personnel within the Consortium to discuss and identify emerging issues, develop unified messaging where appropriate, share materials, and support each others' work.

 

Emergency Preparedness Program

The Emergency Preparedness program supports Consortium members in their own emergency preparedness efforts, provides an opportunity for members to train together, cultivates partnerships, and provides outreach to the public. Members share their experiences, knowledge, and technical information with each other to collectively make the region stronger and more resilient.

 

Conservation Program

The Consortium is recognized as a valuable partner in the region's water conservation efforts. The conservation program helps the region use its water resources more efficiently, provides tools to the public, and allows providers to deliver a consistent regional message about the importance of water.

 

Regional Coordination

The Consortium is built on partnerships and provides a forum for members to work together on projects of mutual interest. This enables the group to speak with one voice on policy and program matters, and to achieve economies of scale, saving members money. Projects in the regional coordination portfolio provide opportunities to collaborate, develop regional tools, and provide consistent information to Consortium members and the public.

 

Attend a Public Meeting

Sign up to receive meeting notices for our public meetings and use this Annual Meeting Schedule (PDF) to see when the committees meet throughout the year. Please note: when using the meeting schedule, please contact us prior to arriving to confirm meeting location and timing.

 

Celebrating 20 Years (1997 - 2017)