Water for Life was founded in 1990 by farmers and ranchers in Oregon’s Klamath Basin to represent agricultural water users’ concerns in legislative, legal and agency proceedings. As water issues and concerns began gaining more attention, the organization undertook the creation of a pro-agriculture group with the single-minded purpose of defending and promoting agricultural water rights. Their vision was of an organization devoted specifically to agricultural water issues and to approaching them from a producer perspective. Today, Water for Life, Inc. is a growing organization that continues to uphold the founders’ original intentions in fulfilling the role of advocate for the agricultural water user community. Over the years, many committed individuals, businesses and groups have helped Water for Life, Inc. grow into an organization of influence, recognized for its high standards of excellence and professionalism. Our mission remains strongly focused on protecting agricultural water rights as private property rights in the context of environmental stewardship.