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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.

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Under water? This guide can help cities and towns navigate the flood

October 18, 2021 | American City & County

Created by the Water Center at the University of Pennsylvania and the WaterNow Alliance, Navigate the Flood offers a curated set of resources for city and utility staff dealing with flood and storm water challenges. For those who don’t know where to start, the guide walks users through five process-oriented steps, each with easy-to-understand explanations. And the guide’s searchable library includes 97 technical and financial resources—including a list of national, state and regional technical assistance providers.


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Recognizing Role of Groundwater in Climate Resilience

By Tony Sauder

    Climate change science  predicts sea level rise and increased frequency of extreme events like droughts and storms.  The importance of groundwater management in arid or drought prone regions is undeniable.  So how does understanding groundwater movement,recharge, and storage effect the mitigation of extreme events?  And what is the impact of groundwater policies on sea level rise?

    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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