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Formerly the Water Design-Build Council, WCDA is on a mission to transform the water industry through successful collaborative delivery methods.
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COLLABORATIVE DELIVERY IS THE FASTEST-GROWING FORM OF PROJECT DELIVerY IN THE WATER INDUSTRY.

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$30 Billion

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WCDA News

WCDA 2022 Collaborator of the Year Awards

At its December meeting, the Water Collaborative Delivery Association Executive Committee presented awards for 2022 Collaborator of the Year to Tasmin Brown (Stantec), Jessica Jones (Brown and Caldwell), and Teresa Porath (WCDA). Jessica Adams-Weber (HDR) received the WCDA 2022 Appreciation Award. The WCDA is very grateful for their hard work and dedication!

New WCDA Board of Directors Elected

The Water Collaborative Delivery Association elected a new 15-person board of directors at its December 2022 meeting in Denver. With a recent change in bylaws that reorganized the board and membership structure, the WCDA is now governed by four officers and 11 directors. Taking the helm as president for 2023 is Marlea Tichy, PMP, VP of business development at Kiewit. She is joined by Michelle Green, PE, DBIA, Jacobs, as first vice president, Tom Visosky, PE, CDM Smith, as second vice president, and Bill Hixon, PE, BCEE, Arcadis, as immediate past president.

Kennedy Jenks is First New WCDA Member of 2023

The WCDA is excited to welcome its first new member of 2023: Kennedy Jenks. Represented by Spencer Archer, Design-Build Director, Kennedy Jenks is poised to be a valuable new asset to the WCDA’s misison. We look forward to formally welcoming them at our March quarterly meeting.

2023 Education Sessions Now forming

Whether you need to learn the fundamentals or are ready to implement a collaborative delivery project after procurement, we have the class for you. Our education sessions are offered across North America in a range of flexible formats We come to you at a facility of your choice. 

Sixth Edition of Water and Wastewater Collaborative Delivery Handbook Coming Spring 2023

The WCDA is hard at work updating our cornerstone handbook which will be released at the DBIA water/wastewater conference in March 2023. Featuring updated and new material and graphics, the new Water and Wastewater Collaborative Delivery Handbook will be the quintessential guide for owners and practitioners looking to bolster awareness, understanding, and confidence in the collaborative delivery process.

From the Blog

Early Works Strategies in a Volatile Market

Early Works Strategies in a Volatile Market

When the supply chain faces pressure and creates a volatile market for utility-scale construction projects, challenges arise for project teams seeking solutions to long-term wastewater treatment facility expansions.

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Project Spotlight

Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion (TX)

Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion (TX)

The City of Houston, Texas, in association with four regional water authorities, is expanding its Northeast Water Purification Plant, dramatically increasing its ability to support steady residential and commercial growth while reducing dependency on groundwater. Construction is currently underway on this 90-acre site, the largest progressive design-build project of its kind in the United States.

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