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
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)
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.
Water Center News
By Karl Russek
The United Nations Development Program estimates that as of 2017, 2.1 billion people on the planet lack secure access to safe drinking water, and 4.4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation.read more
By Jena Laske
Once known as the Garden City for its lush green landscape, Bengaluru’s fresh water is fast disappearing. Lakes have gone dry due to development and drought. Rapid urbanization has led to green spaces being razed for infrastructure projects and residences.read more
By Keegan Day
“Allemansrätt,” the Right of Public Access, allows everyone to freely roam the forests and fields of Sweden’s countryside regardless of ownership. Swedes, as well as visitors, can freely hike, bike, ride, and even camp in Sweden’s natural spaces.read more