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A Natural Vision for Water Part 4: Investing in Our Future

Prineville wetlands project - built ponds of water spread out on the landscape next to the natural path of a river.
The fourth part of our Natural Vision for Water series outlines HOW to invest in natural infrastructure as the foundation for thriving Oregon communities.

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A Natural Vision for Water Part 3: Advancing Health and Environmental Justice

Sign on fence post reading, "Irrigated with recycled water".
Inclusive natural infrastructure planning can advance health, justice, and community power. But how do we get there?

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A Natural Vision for Water Part 2: Co-Benefits of Natural Infrastructure

In collaboration with Willamette Partnership and the Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies, OEC recently published a report demonstrating the benefits and opportunities associated with investing our state’s water infrastructure dollars in nature-based solutions. This post is the second of a four part series on the benefits and opportunities of natural infrastructure. OEC, Willamette Partnership, and our partners are working to shift policy to prioritize natural infrastructure solutions in community projects around the state. Read our full Natural Infrastructure ...

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A Natural Vision for Water Part 1 – Common Natural Infrastructure Challenges, Opportunities for Action, and Case Studies

A new report from Oregon Environmental Council and Willamette Partnership demonstrates the opportunity to invest in natural infrastructure as a solution to Oregon’s infrastructure challenges.

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2021 Water Outlook

OEC’s water program sets its eyes on natural infrastructure and water justice in 2021

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Developing a Vision for Water Justice

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An interview with Dr. Alaí Reyes-Santos on our collaborative work to elevate community voices in Oregon water policy.

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Introducing: Oregon Water Futures Project

A new partnership to elevate community voices in water policy and define water justice with Oregonians on the frontlines of our water challenges.

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Emerging toxics: PFAS in groundwater

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“Forever chemicals” and where they’re being found in Oregon.

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Lead in Oregon’s Drinking Water

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Where it comes from, health impacts, and who is working to solve these problems.

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Toxics Lurking in Our Water

Learning what toxics issues are top of mind for Oregon communities.

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