Water Management and Conservation Plans

GSI has helped more than 40 clients meet WMCP requirements.

Many municipalities and water providers in Oregon are required to prepare a water management and conservation plan (WMCP) to ensure efficient use of resources and to plan for the future. The requirement is often a condition of receiving a state water use permit or permit extension. WMCPs describe current and future water supply needs, water loss, water rights (historical use, projected use, and reliability), water conservation measures along with 5-year water conservation benchmarks, and water curtailment plans. WMCPs are submitted to the Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) for approval.

We have helped numerous cities and municipal water suppliers prepare WMCPs and WMCP 5-year progress reports, as well as address OWRD comments and obtain OWRD approval of the WMCPs. Our in-depth knowledge of OWRD’s requirements and our attention to client needs enables us to develop strategic plans that meet the current and future goals of our clients while ensuring regulatory compliance.

We have helped water providers throughout Oregon comply with OWRD’s WMCP requirements, including:

  • Municipalities, such as the Cities of Adair Village, Beaverton, Bend, Cannon Beach, Carlton, Corvallis, Dayton, Depoe Bay, Fairview, Florence, Gresham (jointly with Rockwood People’s Utility District), Hillsboro, Jacksonville, Klamath Falls, Lafayette, Lake Oswego, Lebanon, Newberg, Pendleton, Prineville, Redmond, Rogue River, Salem, Sandy, Sherwood, Sisters, St. Paul, Sutherlin, The Dalles, Tigard, Toledo, Troutdale, Veneta, and Waldport
  • Water providers, such as Avion Water Company, Inc., Clackamas River Water, Eugene Water & Electric Board, Joint Water Commission, and North Clackamas County Water Commission
  • Ports, such as Port of Morrow, Port of Portland, Port of Tillamook Bay, and Port of Umatilla
  • Private companies, such as Running Y Ranch and Tree Farm LLC



Throughout Oregon


  • Water management and conservation plan development
  • Water supply evaluations
  • Water demand forecasting
  • Water conservation program planning

GSI’s experts have helped water providers across Oregon develop state-approved WMCPs.