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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Water Center and WaterNow Alliance Establish Strategic Partnership!

January 19, 2023 | The Water Center at Penn and WaterNow Alliance

The Water Center at Penn and WaterNow Alliance are aiming to further our shared goal of advancing on-the-ground research and policies at the community level to address the most pressing water related issues at both the national and global scale. By strategically aligning our missions and project focus, we will be able to increase the area of influence both geographically and through the expansion of staff technical and policy expertise.

We’re looking forward to working together in a more intentional way to more effectively address the nation’s most pressing water issues.

Read our full press release here.

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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?