Jordan Ramis pc. Attorneys at law

Come Together Now

Advancing Water Policy Objectives

Problem

  • Our client - an agricultural trade association - and its irrigation-dependant members were facing a challenging water policy environment, with little ability to pass significant water legislation. 
  • Stakeholders in the water policy arena were not communicating well, leading to mistrust and legislative gridlock.

Solution

  • The Jordan Ramis team assisted our client's executive director in the development of a strategic vision for a broad-based water policy coalition, including the identification of important stakeholders.
  • Jordan Ramis helped provide context and legal support to the coalition as it tackled important water policy issues.
  • Jordan Ramis also helped organize and teach a water law and policy training session for the Oregon legislature.
  • Jordan Ramis played a central role in the development of pioneering water resources investment legislation SB 839 (2013), which involved direct work with legslative leadership as well as the Oregon governor's office.

Results

  • Our client reinforced its role as a key player in the water policy arena.
  • Our client helped drive the passage of extremely significant water resources investment legislation that will help its members for years to come.
  • Our client opened doors of communication among disparate groups, allowing for rational discussion and solutions to emerge where there was previously only conflict.