Collaboration is critically important for achieving the missions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in the 21st century. Solutions to today’s problems require reaching out to those with different authorities, perspectives, and resources to solve the various dimensions of these problems.
The Collaboration and Public Participation Center of Expertise thus embarked on an initiative to take stock of the USACE collaborative capacity. The "Collaborative Capacity Assessment Initiative" assesses the Corps current capacity to collaborate with external stakeholders on water resources planning and management objectives; elicits suggestions for capacity enhancements from the field; and formulates priority recommendations for how to enhance USACE's collaborative capacity.
Since its launch in 2011, the Collaborative Capacity Assessment Initiative has developed a new State of Collaboration report every five years: