Corporate Roundtable at the Water Center at Penn

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Members of the Water Center's Corporate Roundtable after our kickoff meeting in April of 2023.


The Water Center at Penn's Corporate Roundtable furthers the Center's 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 your company to engage with the Water Center at Penn and share their perspectives on today's key water issues. Additionally, our partners will help identify trends; initiate policy discussion; support the Center's research portfolio; and lay the foundation for future collaboration that will benefit communities and the environment, both locally and globally.

Roundtable Member Opportunities

General Benefits ($25,000)

  • Association with an Ivy League water research and policy center
  • Engagement with world-renowned faculty, action-oriented students, and alumni
  • Collaborating with visionaries to harness technology for water equity
  • Opportunity to highlight your company’s innovative work with the Water Center’s expansive network
  • Participation in the annual Careers in the Water Industry Event
  • Invitation to speaking opportunities at Water Center hosted and partner events
  • Opportunity to write articles and blogs for our news networks

Customizable Benefits 

  • Innovation and Research
  • Leadership Development
  • Student Engagement
  • Water Center Programming

Roundtable Members

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Our vision is a world where infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone – uplifting communities, improving access and sustaining our planet. 

We bring together the best people, ideas and technical expertise and partner with clients to turn their ambitions into action.

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.

Atwater logoPennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.4 million people. Pennsylvania American Water plans to invest approximately $450 million-$600 million annually to upgrade our water and wastewater systems. These investments are necessary to improve treatment facilities, storage tanks, wells and pumping stations to ensure that your water and wastewater service meets all regulatory standards. In addition, we proactively replace aging pipes, valves, service lines and other parts of our early more than 11,000-mile network of water and sewer main to enhance water quality, service reliability and fire protection for the communities we serve.

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

aquatic logoEstablished in 1981, Aquatech is a global leader in water purification technology for industrial and infrastructure markets with a focus on desalination, water recycle and reuse, and zero liquid discharge (ZLD).

Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, Aquatech has offices throughout North America, and has a significant presence worldwide through subsidiaries in Europe, the Middle East, India and China. Through its network and world-wide operations, Aquatech has successfully executed more than 1,000 water management projects in over 60 countries around the globe.

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.

Dupont water systems logoCompanies, communities, and homes around the world choose DuPont Water Solutions to help make water safer and more accessible. Industries and markets count on us to become more efficient; to make food more nutritious; and to offer more effective pharmaceuticals. Our innovation and collaboration with the world’s best water experts enable ecosystems of innovation to deploy vital technologies in new, market-shaping ways. 

element 84 logoWe build software and data tools for a changing planet. We've been fortunate to be a part of teams working on meaningful and impactful projects in a wide range of industries. We got our start helping NASA develop the systems, software, and user interfaces to make Earth science and remote sensing data more accessible–and we want to bring what we've learned to help you make progress on your project.

ey logoAt EY, our purpose is Building a better working world. The insights and quality services we provide help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

hach logoBe confident in your water analysis. Hach® provides expert answers, outstanding support and reliable solutions to empower water quality professionals around the world.

jacobs logoAt Jacobs, we make the world smarter, more connected and more sustainable. Challenging today is our response to the increasing complexity our world is experiencing. It calls on us to join forces, putting our knowledge and imagination together to reinvent the way we solve problems and shape the next generation of innovative solutions. 

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National Water Research Institute is a 501c3 nonprofit that was founded in 1991. NWRI collaborates with water utilities, regulators, and researchers in innovative ways to help develop new, healthy, and sustainable sources of drinking water.

We assemble teams of scientific and technical experts that provide credible independent review of water projects, develop recommendations that support investment in water infrastructure and public health, and enable water resource management decisions grounded in science and best practices.

We fund fellowships to support the water scientists of tomorrow, and we award the Clarke Prize, one of the world’s leading water-industry prizes, to water scientists, researchers, and policy experts that are making a difference today.

NJUA logoNJUA is the statewide trade association for investor-owned utilities that provide essential water, wastewater, electric, natural gas and telecommunications services to New Jersey residents and businesses. NJUA has provided a forum for the exchange of ideas and a unified voice in the public policy arena for its members since 1915.

NJUA’s 13 member utility companies are dedicated to the delivery of essential services to nearly 7 million residential customer accounts and 1 million non-residential customer accounts across the Garden State. Most of our companies have been in existence serving customers for more than 100 years. Not only do New Jersey’s utility companies help to maintain the well-being of the State and provide services that support the State’s quality of life, but also, they are a driving force behind New Jersey’s economy.

pennoni logoWe approach the start of every project as the beginning of a collaboration because we understand the value of partnership. As a multidisciplinary firm, Pennoni has the ability to approach engineering challenges from a wider spectrum of angles than most. From land development to energy management, our expertise runs deep and our passion for problem-solving runs even deeper.

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.

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Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they're our communities too. This allows us to assess what's needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what's never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success.

We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

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Sustainable Brands is the premier global community of brand innovators who are shaping the future of commerce worldwide. Since 2006, our goal has been to inspire, engage, and equip business leaders and practitioners who see social and environmental challenges as an essential driver of brand innovation, value creation, and positive impact.


We Believe:

  1. Brands are uniquely positioned to align business and society on the path to a flourishing future.
  2. Those brands that embrace this challenge will prosper in the 21st century.
  3. Accomplishing this challenge requires a new way of seeing the world - along with a new set of skills, tools, and collaborators.

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

Waternow alliance logoWaterNow is a catalyst for change, and an architect for solutions. We identify and overcome barriers and provide tools and resources for our members to build local support for policies and programs that advance sustainable water management. We provide a forum for collaborative action, and a network for local leaders to learn from each other. We help communities make tangible progress on the ground to bring sustainable water management approaches to scale.

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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.

wec logoWEC collaborates with businesses, governments, academia and NGOs to advance sustainable development. We provide technical, educational, project management and other services to industry, governments or others worldwide to achieve concrete business and societal value.

xylem logo

Xylem is a global water technology provider helping our customers solve the world's toughest water challenges across utility, industrial, commercial, and residential markets worldwide.

Over the last 100+ years, our unique combination of innovative products and services, proven expertise, and unmatched customer support have been helping to create a more water-secure and resilient world.

Across the water cycle, our innovative solutions use less energy, reduce operating expenses, and support sustainability efforts. By working together, we can ensure water is accessible, affordable, and safe for all.