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Water Center News
October 1, 2020 | grid
When human activity gets in the way of these areas that fill with water, whether through tree removal or construction of roads and parking lots, thus converting those headwater areas into impermeable spaces, it results in a much more “erratic,” “flashy flow regime,” says Russek.
“Which aggravates flooding conditions,” he adds, “because a lot of that natural storage is gone.”
Water & COVID-19 News
September 1, 2020. WaterWorld
June 11, 2020. Next City
April 24, 2020. BBC News
Student Research Position
The Water Center at Penn is announcing a paid graduate student research position to work on a funded project. This position can involve up to 100 hours of time commitment and will start on or around December 1, 2020. Through this position, the students will have the opportunity to interact with Water Center staff as well as project related stakeholders and partner organizations.
Deadline: November 1, 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