Investing in the future of our water

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Managing our water resources

Welcome to the website for Portland’s Water Resources Management, where planning for healthier waters has taken the form of an INTEGRATED PLAN, which is the current focus of this site. Much of Portland’s character is defined by its water, which supports recreation, businesses, diverse ecosystems, and a scenic backdrop to our iconic coastal city. As the quality and usability of our water is increasingly at risk from growth, pollution, and climate change, the City will be planning a mix of investments in infrastructure, education, and policies aimed at improving water quality while also achieving a broad range of community benefits as expressed by our own citizens and stakeholders.

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Integrated Plan

The Integrated Plan will help ensure that the distribution of public funds will promote water quality in ways that regulators, city staff, and citizens agree are worthy, while also yielding equitable benefits to the citizens of Portland.

Click here to learn more →

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How to get involved

The City of Portland’s Water Resources Division wants to hear from you. Find out how you can learn more about the Integrated Plan.

Click here to get involved →

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Tell us what you think

As the Integrated Plan progresses, there will be opportunities to weigh in on issues that matter. Please check back at this link in the future for surveys and fact finding related to the Integrated Plan.

Click here to take the survey →

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Project materials

The Integrated Plan planning schedule extends over almost two years, with multiple meetings and presentations anticipated. Materials from previous presentations and interim work products can be viewed by clicking the link below.

Click here to view various project materials →

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"My vision is a city that puts
clean water in the center of how we live,
grow and prosper."
- Nancy Gallinaro, Water Resources Manager


Send us your photos

Share your favorite photo of Portland’s waters for a chance to be featured on our website. Send your high-resolution photo, with your name and the location the photo was taken, to