Since 1992, the Oregon Water Coalition has been providing relevant information about water and irrigated agriculture to growers, residents, and visitors of Eastern Oregon. 


Our Mission

The Oregon Water Coalition aims to promote the responsible development, conservation, and utilization of land and water resources in Oregon, particularly northeastern Oregon. The Coalition assists water users by providing a slate of resources and information about water-related legislation, regional water news, and grant opportunities. In addition to collaborations with local partners, the Coalition strives to facilitate partnerships statewide with the goal of bridging the gap between urban and rural Oregon. 


our board of directors

RAY KOPACZ, President

Manager, Stanfield Irrigation District | Board member since 2000

GIBB EVANS, Vice president

Vice President, IRZ Consulting | Board member since 2006

J.R. COOK, secretary-treasureR

Director, Northeast Oregon Water Association | Board member since 2016

debbie pedro

President, Hermiston Chamber of Commerce | Board member since 2017


Owner, Generation-2 Farms | Board member since 2006


Owner, Madison Ranches | Board member since 2012

scott lukas

Assistant Professor--Horticulture, OSU-HAREC | Board member since 2017

tamra mabbott

Community Development Director, City of Umatilla | Board member since 2017



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