The Water Center

Supporting the resiliency, sustainability and equity of urban water systems through guidance, assistance and by directing applied collaborative research.

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The Water Center provides integrated real-world solutions to critical urban water problems.

We engage and connect the University community with regional water practitioners, decision makers, and national and global thought leaders for the purpose of developing integrated and innovative urban water strategies that address public health, infrastructure, and the socioeconomic and environmental challenges of long-term urban water sustainability and resiliency.

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Knowledge by the Slice: Is Flint a Signal of Things to Come? Our Nation’s Water Infrastructure Issues

October 10, 2019| Omnia
Howard Neukrug, Professor of Practice and Executive Director of The Water Center at Penn, discusses the underlying factors that led to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and what can be done to minimiza similar problems in the future.


Knowledge by the Slice

September 26, 2019 | 12 p.m.
Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium
University of Pennsylvania

Environmental Justice and Health Disparities in the US Symposium

October 25, 2019 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Convene CityView, 30 South 17th Street, Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Student Funding Opportunities

The Water Center provides opportunities for Penn students to conduct meaningful and impactful applied water research and prepares students for leadership in the water sector.

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