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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
May 4, 2020 | The Philadelphia Inquirer
It is vital that the next phase of federal stimulus and infrastructure legislation include a major investment in clean and green water infrastructure at the local level, including proven local solutions that protect community health and wellness on multiple levels.
Water & COVID-19 News
April 24, 2020. BBC News
April 3, 2020. Nature
March 30, 2020. NPR
A Call for Papers
For its eighth volume, the wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water, invites authors to contribute articles that help to address the significant knowledge gap in the nexus between gender and water. The deadline for submission is September 30, 2020.
Water Center Blog
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
By Alison De Luise
On January 16, the Water Center at the University of Pennsylvania joined forces with Coastal Strategies and the Coastal States Organization to convene experts in the fields of finance, municipal administration, environmental management,