California Department of Water Resources

About California Department of Water Resources

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) was established in 1956 by the California State Legislature. 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.

DWR manages California’s water resources, systems, and infrastructure, including the State Water Project (SWP), in a responsible, sustainable way.

DWR values a diverse workforce and is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that respects and embraces differences where employees from various backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and valued. We promote a rewarding work environment with many opportunities for professional and personal growth.


engineering student assistant

June 2017 - August 2021 Oroville, CA
“very real, hands on experience, I was able to work around power plants and help the engineers with their projects. I got a very good idea of what electrical engineers do day to day.”

Engineering Assistant

June 2020 - August 2020 Sacramento, CA
“Close guidance from my mentor and project team member in developing engineering and financial analysis models.”
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