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
September 22, 2021 | Penn Today
“We had up to eight inches of rainfall that happened with great speed and intensity,” says Howard Neukrug, executive director of The Water Center at the University of Pennsylvania. “The Schuylkill had nowhere to put the water. The Delaware River was also stressed because of the rain, the tides, and sea-level rise, so that water ran off to the only place it could go.
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Director, Programs and Applied Research
The Water Center at Penn
Job Description Summary
Develops, coordinates and implements The Water Center at Penn’s Programs and Applied Research agenda, based on agreed strategic water research priorities, funding strategies and grants secured. Ensures that tenets of diversity, equity and environmental justice are incorporated in all projects, particularly with respect to rapidly increasing impacts of climate change. In conjunction with other Water Center staff, elevates urban water challenges as an area of study, research, collaboration, and innovation across the University.
Water Center Blog
By: Tania G. Malik
Tania was born and brought up in Singapore and is passionate about raising awareness about the environment. Her current article for the Water Center focuses on the vibrant island-nation of Singapore and its four unique methods of promoting water sustainability as well as my own initiatives for conserving water.
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.