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
June 23, 2020 | The Guardian
“High-cost low-quality water is a national issue … the federal government is clearly not playing the role it needs to play,” said Howard Neukrug, director of the water centre at the University of Pennsylvania and former head of Philadelphia’s water department.
“The bottom line is that assuming there’s no federal helicopter with $1tn, rates are going to go up dramatically to pay for infrastructure and quality issues,” he added.
Water & COVID-19 News
June 11, 2020. Next City
April 24, 2020. BBC News
April 3, 2020. Nature
Research Support Program for Penn Students
The Water Center at Penn encourages Penn undergraduate & graduate students from any discipline to apply for this competitive student grant program to promote research in water science, policy & sustainability.
Deadline: September 30, 2020
Water Center Blog
By Swati Hegde
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), most commonly known as the novel coronavirus has already taken a death toll of more than 100,000 in the United States with the number of infections approaching 2 million people.
By Zachary Whitlock
The Bengal basin, encompassing large tracts of Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal, is home to more than 2% of the world’s population.
By Swati Hegde
On January 13, 2020 REACT at Penn held a symposium on Global Pathways to enable Innovative Materials Solutions for Urban Challenges. REACT at Penn is a research consortium primarily funded by the National Science Foundation for