The Water Center

Supports 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.

Water Center News

Coronavirus stimulus packages should help green our water infrastructure | Opinion

May 4, 2020 | The Philadelphia Inquirer

It is vital that the next phase of federal stimulus and infrastructure legislation include a major investment in clean and green water infrastructure at the local level, including proven local solutions that protect community health and wellness on multiple levels.


Virtual Water Matters Speaker Series

The Water Center at Penn invites you to our Virtual Water Matters Speaker Series



A Call for Papers

For its eighth volume, the wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water, invites authors to contribute articles that help to address the significant knowledge gap in the nexus between gender and water. The deadline for submission is September 30, 2020. 

1st Annual Financing Coastal Resilience Summit

1st Annual Financing Coastal Resilience Summit

By Alison De Luise

On January 16, the Water Center at the University of Pennsylvania joined forces with Coastal Strategies and the Coastal States Organization to convene experts in the fields of finance, municipal administration, environmental management,

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