DWR recently received a project of the year award from the International Partnering Institute (IPI) for its successful collaboration and levee improvement work in the San Joaquin Valley.
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.
DWR invites Partnering Facilitators to join our team. Annual training is provided to interested facilitators to review DWR’s Collaborative Partnering Program and the DWR Collaborative Partnering Program Field Guide For Construction Projects. After completion of this training the facilitator will be placed on DWR’s list of Trained Facilitators. This list is provided to Contractors that may be looking for facilitators on DWR projects that require formal facilitated collaborative partnering. For more information or to be placed on the next DWR Facilitator training send inquires to Partnering@water.ca.gov.
DWR Trained Partnering Facilitators (June 2021)
Department of Water Resources
Division of Engineering, #7
715 P Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
DWR's Division of Engineering has been named the International Partnering Institute’s 11th annual Partnering Champion Award recipient for 2020.
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 ...
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.
On November 1, we met our objective to repair and reconstruct the main Lake Oroville spillway to handle flows of up to 100,000 cubic feet per second.