Water Exchange, the Water Center at Penn’s quarterly newsletter, explores why and how water matters from a wide variety of perspectives to help readers gain new insights and consider new ways of thinking when approaching their own water challenges.

Water Exchange Newsletter 

Issue 9, April 2022


Alumni Views

Still Waters Run Deep – The Path of a Penn Urban Explorer Dedicated to Supporting Inclusive and Thriving Communities

By Seema Thomas

I arrived at Penn to study engineering, but over time I unintentionally evolved into an urban explorer looking at every dimension of urban life through the lens of Philadelphia. As an undergraduate, I was excited to be living in the fifth largest city at the time in the United States, intentionally chosen by me for its size, scale, diversity.... 

Faculty Opinions

Urban Vegetation Community-Based Participatory Research (UrbVeg CBPR) in Cobbs Creek Park

By Dr. Jane E Heinemann Dmochowski

Cobbs Creek Park, an 851 acre park managed by the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, is a green refuge between the suburban neighborhoods of East Lansdown, Yeadon and Darby to the west and the urban Philadelphia neighborhoods of Cobbs Creek and Kingsessing to the east. It is part of the Cobbs Creek Watershed surrounding Cobbs Creek, a tributary of Darby Creek, which extends.....

Student Voices

Sharing a Raindrop

By Chris McClurg Master of Environmental Science Student, University of Pennsylvania Webmaster, PennClubH20 On my first week of graduate school Hurricane Ida rolled through Philadelphia.  I wasn’t looking for a sign that I made the right decision changing careers,...

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