A Unified Voice for the Ohio River

The Ohio River Basin Alliance (ORBA) is a collaborative, unified voice of stakeholders for water resource priorities of the Ohio River Basin striving to sustain healthy ecosystems and river communities and vibrant water-dependent economies.

ORBA is a voluntary collaborative that provides a forum for addressing water resource issues in the Ohio River Basin in today’s changing environment. ORBA began in 2009 as an outgrowth of the Ohio River Basin Summit co-led by Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO), the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Today, ORBA includes members from over 130 organizations including local, state and federal agencies, as well as commissions, industry, academia, and not-for-profit organizations.

ORBA, through ORSANCO fiscal sponsorship, executed a US Army Corps of Engineers Planning Assistance to States (PAS) initiative. The result is the collaborative Plan for the Ohio River Basin 2020 - 2025. This document provides six Ohio River Basin-wide goals, objectives and strategic actions as a framework for progress.…..Read More.

Alliance Steering Committee – The ORBA Steering Committee is responsible for leading in the furtherance of the mission, vision, and goals.…..Read More.

Working Groups – ORBA has six Working Groups corresponding to the Basin-wide goals to advance implementation of the Ohio River Basin-wide strategy.…..Read More.

Join ORBA - Membership is FREE and is open to anyone who supports ORBA’s mission. Members receive periodic updates on ORBA activities, as well as the opportunity to participate in teleconferences, meetings, and activities of ORBA. Members are invited to ORBA Summits where they can participate in face-to-face collaboration. ORBA members can be nominated to serve on the ORBA Steering Committee, and are eligible to nominate and vote for Steering Committee members.

Share Your Voice!

To join the ORBA collaboration, contact ORBA at ohioriverbasinalliance1@gmail.com, or complete and submit an ORBA Registration Form.