The Water Center

Supports the resiliency, sustainability and equity of urban water systems through guidance, assistance and by directing applied collaborative research
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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

Rethinking resilience in the face of climate change

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.


Climate Week Event

Women of Water Virtual Series: The Future of Water is Women

Join The Water Center at Penn and Mazars in the US to celebrate Climate Week with the next session in the Mazars in the US Women of Water Virtual Series.


The Future of Water is Women Panel
During this panel, our speakers will dive into the value of water to climate change, the importance of ESG, and their experiences being a woman in the water sector. At the conclusion of the panel, head over to the networking area where you can meet other attendees to continue the conversation. 

Job Opportunity

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 Sustainability in Singapore

    Water Sustainability in Singapore

    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.

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    Wastewater: A New Hope for War Against the Pandemic?

    Wastewater: A New Hope for War Against the Pandemic?

    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.

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