Collaborative Partnering Program

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) intends to utilize collaborative partnering principles on every project it performs. Collaborative partnering principles include:

  • Timely and regular communication with all parties
  • Shared trust, commitment, and teamwork
  • Support of mutual project goals
  • Accepted risk management concepts

Partnering is an important part of DWR’s commitment to working with its construction contractors on all projects to achieve common goals and objectives. DWR’s 2018 Strategic Business Plan includes several goals and values focused on partnering, including the utilization of strategic partnerships and clear statements that DWR values its partnerships with private entities and stakeholders.

As a necessary and critical step towards achievement of these goals, DWR has implemented the Collaborative Partnering Program (CPP). The DWR Collaborative Partnering Program Field Guide for Construction Projects is intended to serve as a reference tool for CPP participants, which includes DWR and its construction industry partners.



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Division of Engineering, #7
715 P Street
Sacramento, CA  95814

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The Department of Water Resources has completed the evaluation of proposals for the Species Conservation Habitat (SCH) project and Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. has been selected as the best-value design-build entity. Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. and DWR are in the process of finalizing the contract. Design and construction of the SCH Project is ...

(Left to Right) President of Paradyne Consulting Jon Swartzentruber, Chief of DWR’s Division of Engineering (DOE) Jeanne Kuttel and Chief of DOE’s Construction Branch Paul Strusinksi receive award on May 17 for Partnered Project of the Year Award for the Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery project.")

With the goals of zero accidents and claims, on time, within budget, and meeting quality objectives, DWR’s Collaborative Partnering Program is a vital tool for improving the success of its construction projects.