The WATER CENTER   

Engaging the University community with regional decision makers, national thought leaders and global water practitioners 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 resilience. 

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Our vision is to be the preeminent center for the regional and global advancement of innovative urban water strategies that create integrative real-world solutions for our shared water problems. 

 

Our mission is to support the resiliency and sustainability of our cities through collaborative and innovative research focused on integrated urban water policies and practices, water sciences, systems management, technology and water ecology

 

Our Vision & Mission

NEWS

Achieving Equity in Lead Poisoning Prevention Policy Making December 12, 2018 (Story from Human Impact Partners)

A Water Crisis in Newark Brings New Worries December 6, 2018 (Story from The New York Times)

National Focus on Affordability November 29, 2018 (Story from US Water Alliance)

Trump is Weaponizing California’s Water Issues November 20, 2018 (Story from Los Angeles Times)

Water Investigators: Dominican Republic November 14, 2018 (Story from GWA Blog)

Why the World Deserves a Better Toilet November 14, 2018 (Story from GatesNotes)

BLOG

Cities worldwide are experiencing significant, multi-faceted challenges as the rivers they rely on and live beside become threats due to flooding, pollution and sedimentation. On Thursday, October 18th The Water Center at Penn held a networking reception to welcome innovative water professionals from the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Philadelphia to discuss solutions to our shared water problems.

2019 Global Water Alliance Conference

 

March 21, 2019 – Huntsman Hall

Lack of clean water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) is still a global crisis associated with excess deaths among children, high morbidity, and crippling development. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #6 is to provide access to clean water, adequate sanitation and hygiene for everyone by the year 2030. Access to WASH is a stated public policy goal of all nations, yet every single country still experiences WASH inequalities. The Global Water Alliance announces its 12th annual conference, in association with the Water Center at Penn (WCP) and Wharton’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL), with the theme of “finding solutions to water inequities.”

More information can be found on the Global Water Alliance website. 

 

 

 

Solving US and Global Water Inequities: Sharing Solutions from Around the World

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EVENTS

2019 Delaware Estuary Science and Environmental Summit

Date: January 27-30, 2019

Location: Grand Hotel, Cape May, NJ

Every two years, the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE)  holds a summit that focuses on developing practical solutions to challenges facing our tidal Delaware River and Bay. We invite scientists, managers, educators and the public. Our next summit, set for January 2019, will be a four-day event featuring dozens of experts and more than 100 presentations about clean water, healthy habitats, shellfish, tidal wetlands and more.

Since its launch in 2005, the summit has served as a catalyst for collaboration, bringing experts from diverse sectors who share a common cause and a passion for environmental preservation.

The theme is Estuary 2029: Saving Our System Through Collaboration

 

 

2019 Global Water Alliance Annual Conference

Title: Solving US and Global Water Inequities: Sharing Solutions from Around the World

Date: March 21, 2019, 8am – 3pm

Location: Huntsman Hall, University of Pennsylvania

Lack of clean water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) is still a global crisis associated with excess deaths among children, high morbidity, and crippling development. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #6 is to provide access to clean water, adequate sanitation and hygiene for everyone by the year 2030. Access to WASH is a stated public policy goal of all nations, yet every single country still experiences WASH inequalities. The Global Water Alliance announces its 12 th annual conference, in association with the Water Center at Penn (WCP) and Wharton’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL), with the theme of “finding solutions to water inequities.”

 

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