Our mission is to sustainably manage the water resources of California, in cooperation with other agencies, to benefit the state’s people and protect, restore, and enhance the natural and human environments.
The Department of Water Resources is responsible for securing water responsibility, ensuring public safety, and preserving our environment for future generations. The following pillars serve as guide posts for all strategic planning documents and actions:
We strive to create a trusting and welcoming workplace where employees embrace diverse viewpoints and treat each other with civility and respect. As we work to solve complex problems, employees often collaborate across multiple divisions and at various levels within the organization. All employees are encouraged to promote innovation and sustainability, seek new ideas from other sectors, and actively engage with the international engineering, environmental, and safety communities.