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
waterloop #70: Accelerating Change in Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers with Alison De Luise and Karl Russek
Water & COVID-19 News
September 1, 2020. WaterWorld
June 11, 2020. Next City
April 24, 2020. BBC News
Job Opportunity at the Water Center
Senior Research Implementation Lead
Position leads implementation of key Water Center programs and applied research, with a primary focus on stakeholder engagement and leadership development at the intersection of integrated water and watershed management, water affordability, equity, and climate resilience. Projects occur across diverse geographies and at various scales. This role involves development of implementation strategies for the equitable co-production of knowledge, financial and personnel supervision of multiple existing and planned projects, and interaction with stakeholder groups across social, economic, racial, political, and geographic divides. Position involves regular interaction with project funders, detailed report preparation, subgrantee and vendor oversight, and assisting Water Center leadership in the development of competitive funding proposals.
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