Pacific Northwest Waterways Association

Founded in 1934, PNWA has spent over 75 years successfully advocating for federal funding of our region's navigation projects and public policy to improve the economic efficiency and environmental sustainability of the Pacific Northwest. We continue to collaborate with the U.S. Congress, federal agencies and regional leaders on policies related to transportation, energy, trade and environmental issues on behalf of ports, public utilities, consultant firms, businesses and tourism.

PNWA offices have moved! Please update your records to:
516 SE Morrison Street, Suite 1000
Portland, OR 97214


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Our 2012 Annual Convention was a great success! For more information and to view the some of the thoughtful presentations given at the event, click here.
PNWA is the lead organization advocating for the Columbia River jetties. We strongly support funding for continued jetty repair in FY2013. More information.
The President's FY2013 budget was released on February 6th. To see how PNWA supported projects fared, please click here. More information.
Shallow draft ports in the Northwest were vastly underfunded in the President's FY2013 bill. For an overview of PNWA advocacy efforts on behalf of these projects, click here.
On August 2, 2011 Judge Redden remanded the 2008/2010 BiOp to NOAA Fisheries, ordering the federal agencies to continue current river operations through 2013 while formulating an improved approach to mitigation for 2014 to 2018. More information.
PNWA successfully worked with Congress to obtain a six year extension for Section 214 and continues to advocate for permanency in 2012.   For more information, view our Section 214 fact sheet or log on to our WRDA webpage.
On April 18, Kristin Meira appeared at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing titled “How Reliability of the Inland Waterways System Impact Economic Competitiveness”.  For Kristin's full testimony, click here. To view our press release, click here.