Martha Pagel, a shareholder at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, was recently named to the board of directors of Oregon Water Resources Congress (OWRC).

OWRC is a nonprofit trade association that represents irrigation districts, water control districts, drainage districts, water improvement districts and other agricultural water providers across the state of Oregon. Its district members deliver water to more than 560,728 acres of farmland throughout the state, roughly a third of all irrigated land in Oregon. The mission of OWRC is to promote the protection and use of water rights and the wise stewardship of water resources.

Pagel focuses her practice in the area of water law, natural resources and government relations. As a former director of both the Oregon Water Resources Department and Department of State Lands, she offers clients unparalleled experience and insight into dealing with water and natural resources regulation.

In addition to her role with OWRC, Pagel is the chair of the Attorney Advisory Committee for the Western Resources Legal Center. She also is a member of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, a professional association of top environmental attorneys throughout the country, and is listed as an Oregon Super Lawyer by Thomson-Reuters in the category of Water and Natural Resources. Pagel graduated from Willamette University College of Law with a juris doctor degree.

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