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.

In the News
Philadelphia and the World’s Water Crisis: Location Solutions to a Global Challenge

November 14, 2019| The Athenæum of Philadelphia

Scott Moore, senior fellow at the Water Center, gave a talk at the Athenæum of Philadelphia.

(Credits: The Athenæum of Philadelphia)


Jersey Water Works Conference 2019

December 13, 2019 

New Brunswick, NJ 

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Student Opportunities

Internship with Okavango Research Institute

Deadline: January 15, 2020

This collaboration between The Water Center at Penn (WCP) and Botswana UPenn Partnership (BUP) will provide Penn students with the opportunity to tackle pressing global water challenges while investigating under local Botswana water and political experts. Additionally, this opportunity will allow Penn students to immerse themselves within a rich, southern African culture and engage with their peers from across the world.

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