North Santiam Basin Summits

In 2009 the  City of Salem and the North Santiam Watershed Council asked Oregon Consensus to conduct a neutral assessment of the potential for collaboration relating to water management in the North Santiam Basin.  The assessment consisted of interviews with parties representing a range of perspectives on issues and concerns related to water management. The following topics were discussed:

  • Balancing Conflicting Uses
  • Protecting Habitat and Water Quality
  • Data Management & Distribution
  • Communication and Coordination
  • Emergency Planning (infrastructure failure, flooding, spills)
  • Collaborative Process
Below is the archive of Basin Summit Reports since 2010.

The  Annual North Santiam Basin Summit was held May 6, 2021 via Zoom.

Final Meeting Report:

Post Meeting Survey:

Meeting Recording:

Agenda: North Summit 11 Agenda 5-6-21

Meeting Presentations: 11th Annual North Santiam Summit Presentations 5-6-21:

The Eighth Annual North Santiam Basin Summit was held May 16, 2018.

8th Annual NS Basin Summit Report-May 16 2018

The Seventh Annual North Santiam Basin Summit was held April 17, 2017

North Santiam Summit VII Drought Contingency Planning (Yr 2) _2017

The Six Annual North Santiam Basin Summit was held May 12, 2016.

North Santiam Summit VI-Drought Contingency Planning_2016

The Fifth Annual North Santiam Basin Summit was held May 7, 2015.

North_Santiam_Summit V_Report 2015

The fourth summit focused on working on developing a web based framework for an Emergency Management Spill Response System for the North Santiam Watershed.

North Santiam Basin Summit IV Meeting Notes

The third summit focused on capabilities of ESRI system, visioning for years 1-5 for primary emergencies and 4 stages of emergencies, what vision will be, and how to achieve the vision and goals. There was strong interest in exploring a web-based emergency response system similar to the EWEB model.

North Santiam Basin Summit III Meeting Notes

Two separate work group meetings preceded the Summit. The research and monitoring group focused on mapping of monitoring, where and how, etc. The emergency planning group focused on stages of planning, recovering and mitigation was not addressed. The jurisdictional response from this summit focused on different types of mapping-IRIS, hazard mapping, EPA geographic response, EWEB, etc.

The first summit focused on emergencies, different kinds, types, threshold, data management, and public engagement/involvement. The attendees of the Summit split into two groups; the research & monitoring group and the emergency planning group.

Both groups identified a linking theme in the Summit; the need for a GIS data management/ mapping system for emergency response.