WaterWatch works in the legislature, the courts, with state and federal agencies, and in the media to support sound water policies and protect natural streamflows in Oregon’s rivers.
To restore the Everglades of the West, WaterWatch advocates to bring the demand for water back into balance with what nature can provide for the fish, wildlife, and people who depend on the Klamath Basin's resources.
WaterWatch has worked for decades to remove dams and improve flows to benefit the Rogue Basin’s fish populations while enhancing fishing, boating, recreation, and the region's way of life.
WaterWatch has been involved in many historic accomplishments in the Deschutes Basin over the past three decades, and continues to be a leader in improving water management and river health across the region.
On the North Umpqua River, WaterWatch is leading a coalition of over 20 local and statewide groups working to end the harm caused by Winchester Dam, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's second highest priority for fish passage improvement among all privately owned dams in the state.
Advocating for Reform
WaterWatch advocates before the state legislature, relevant agencies and commissions, and the governor's office in support of healthy rivers and for reforms to the antiquated laws and policies degrading our waterways.
WaterWatch is the only group monitoring all of the individual water allocation decisions across Oregon for compliance with the law and potential negative effects on our rivers and streams.
Growth & Climate Change
WaterWatch works to minimize the impacts of growth and climate change on Oregon’s rivers by promoting water conservation, improving water management, and ground-truthing claims used to support new water storage projects and increased water use.