Providing a Unified Voice for the Ohio River
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 advocates for the ecological health and economic well-being of the Ohio River Basin through sound laws, policies, projects, and the funds to support them.
ORBA began in 2009 as an outgrowth of the Ohio River Basin Summit co-led by ORSANCO, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the US Environmental Protection Agency. Today, ORBA includes representatives from over 80 member organizations, including state, local and federal agencies, and industry, academia, and not-for-profit organizations.
ORBA is currently executing a US Army Corps of Engineers Planning Assistance to States (PAS) Initiative that will result in the development of an Ohio River Basin Strategic Plan in March of 2020. This document will provide clear strategies and an action plan for ORBA to achieve eight Ohio River Basin Goals.