Our Supporters

The Water Center at Penn's supporters further our mission to support communities in meeting their critical water challenges and the development of future water leaders through philanthropy.

We see a unique opportunity for our supporters to engage with the Water Center at Penn and share their perspectives on today's key water issues. Additionally, our supporters help identify trends; initiate policy discussion; support our research portfolio; and lay the foundation for future collaboration that will benefit communities and the environment, both locally and globally.

This list represents both past and present funders of the Water Center at Penn. 

Amane AdvisorsAmane Advisors is a global team of trusted advisors, strategists, analysts, researchers, and problem solvers with unmatched expertise in water, resource recovery, and energy recovery.

AquaAqua Pennsylvania is committed to providing safe and reliable water and wastewater services to 32 counties across the Keystone State.

aquatech logo with borderAquatech enables the energy transition by delivering complete water and process technology solutions to solve water scarcity and ensure critical minerals security. 

At Aquatech, we tackle the challenges of water scarcity and complexity by leveraging technology, expertise, and financing to deliver comprehensive solutions that reduce carbon and recycled water footprint. 

As a leading global provider of water and process technology solutions, we help the world's most recognized companies achieve their sustainability and operational goals by implementing innovative approaches for water reuse, desalination, minimal and zero liquid discharge, and critical minerals recovery. 

Our work catalyzes the transition toward a more sustainable future and showcases our commitment to addressing water's role in climate adaptation. 

Arcadis logoArcadis is the world's leading company delivering sustainable design, engineering, and consultancy solutions for natural and built assets. We are more than 36,000 people, in over 70 countries, dedicated to improving quality of life.

Bentley Systems logoFor over 39 years, Bentley has served the engineers and other professionals responsible for designing, constructing, and operating sustainable infrastructure, essential to the quality of life for everyone, everywhere.

Mott FoundationThe Charles Stewart Mott Foundation supports projects around the world that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society.

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Park FoundationPark Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to advancing a more just, equitable, and sustainable society and environment, both nationally and in the local Ithaca community.

Pisces FoundationThe Pisces Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations to accelerate to a world where people and nature thrive together. 

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer AuthorityTo support our region by protecting public health and the environment through the delivery of safe and reliable water services with a commitment to future generations.

RESRES is the nation’s largest ecological restoration company, and is restoring a resilient earth for a modern world. We restore our land and waters with ecological integrity and innovation, project by project. 

Robert Wood Johnson FoundationRobert Wood Johnson Foundation's mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in America. This mission is inspired by our founder, General Robert Wood Johnson II. Carrying forward his legacy, we are dedicated to working toward a healthier nation rooted in equity, compassion, and respect.

Solenis logoSolenis solves tough water treatment and process improvement challenges for customers in the consumer, industrial and pool water markets through people, experience and technology. These core elements of their business help them build the strong bonds needed to achieve greater value while reaching sustainability goals.

Spring Point PartnersSpring Point Partners champions community-driven change and promotes justice by investing in transformational leaders, networks and solutions.

The Heinz EndowmentsThe Heinz Endowments seeks to help our region thrive as a whole and just community and, through that work, to model solutions to major national and global challenges.

KresgeThe Kresge Foundation is a private, national foundation that works to expand opportunities in America’s cities through grantmaking and social investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and community development, nationally and in Detroit, Memphis and New Orleans. 

Veolia Veolia North America works with organizations across the US and Canada to address their environmental and sustainability challenges in water, waste and energy.

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Orbia’s Building and Infrastructure business Wavin is an innovative solutions provider for the global building and infrastructure industry. 

Backed by more than 60 years of product development experience, the business is tackling some of the world’s toughest challenges through pioneering in water and sanitation management, indoor climate control technologies and durable, adaptable and efficient rural and urban infrastructure solutions.

Wavin focuses on creating positive change by building healthy, sustainable environments for global citizens and collaborating with municipal leaders, engineers, contractors and installers to help future-proof communities, buildings and homes.

William Penn FoundationAs a family foundation with its roots firmly planted in Philadelphia, William Penn Foundation has been committed to improving the quality of life in the city and the region for the last 70 years.


The Water Center recognizes that it takes many voices, perspectives and types of expertise to find real world solutions to urban water challenges. We work with a wide variety of external collaborators at the top of their field to identify key water issues, develop the programs and research to address those issues and share information across the water sector.

Penn Partners

At the Water Center, we work on today's pressing water challenges from a trans-disciplinary and collaborative perspective. We view water as a universal connector and as a result we have been connecting with faculty across Penn on research and projects that they are working on related to water. Our partners on campus are listed below.