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.

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For decision makers in need of guidance or funding support, check out the new Navigate the Flood guide, a joint initiative of the Water Center at the University of Pennsylvania and the WaterNow Alliance. Navigate the Flood offers a step-by-step, curated list of technical and financial resources to support city and utility staff as they tackle local flood and stormwater challenges – including those resulting from separate and combined sewer systems or climate-induced flooding.


On-campus Tour of Penn’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure!

You are invited to join fellow alumni on a walking tour of the University of Pennsylvania’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure! This immersive tour will highlight nature-based solutions to urban stormwater runoff on Penn’s campus.

Job Opportunity

Research Program Coordinator

The Research Program Coordinator oversees a portfolio of Water Center applied research and programming designed to connect Penn to the water industry, water practitioners and local communities in the Philadelphia and Mid-Atlantic region.

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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