A Forum on Our Regional Water Supply
Friday and Saturday, June 4 & 5, 2010
First Unitarian Church, 12th and SW Salmon, Portland OR

Most Portlanders and Oregonians think water is abundant and clean and cheap. And they think that it will stay that way. But with the climate crisis and private corporations wanting to make a quick buck, the character of our water resource may change quickly.

WAKE UP! “Got Water?” is a forum to promote action by opening our eyes to the fact that our water, our most precious natural resource, could be in danger if decisions aren’t made today.

ASKING THE HARD QUESTIONS! Regional experts will be with us to help us work through hard questions: What are non-negotiables with respect to water? What is needed to preserve regional water? What should the long-term vision be for regional water? Is water a human right?

Specifically, why do some oppose drinking from the Willamette as others are choosing to do so? Why shouldn’t Nestle use Cascade Locks’ spring water to make a profit when we don’t oppose beer companies using Oregon water to make a profit? Why do we ship water out of the Bull Run watershed for use by the metropolitan area but at the same time oppose shipping Columbia River water to eastern Oregon farmers?

DIRECT FEEDBACK TO THE STATE’S WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT! State of Oregon will be represented at the forum. They are in the process of formulating the State’s first water plan. Be a participant in planning our water future.

Times: Friday Night 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Saturday Workshop 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday Film 7:00 p.m.


Forum: FREE but you must preregister * . Donations to help cover expenses will be accepted and appreciated.
Sack lunch: $10.00 You must reserve one in advance . When registering, specify vegetarian or meat.
Saturday night’s film: $7.00 All are welcome. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Help us with the planning :

*RSVP to Nancy Matela at nancy.matela@gmail.com so that we can reserve enough rooms and facilitators for the sessions as well as to provide food and beverages for participants.
Sponsored by Alliance for Democracy, Economic Justice Action Group and Community for Earth of the First Unitarian Church