NewsletterWater Matters, 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 Matters, Issue 2, December 2019
Across the Atlantic Ocean, about 7,500 miles southeast of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania within the southern african country of Botswana, lies the Okavango River Delta - one of the largest inland deltas in the world.
Puerto Rico’s diverse ecosystems derive from its varied climate, geology, topography, and disturbance history (Gould et al. 2008; Miller and Lugo 2009).
Over the past couple of decades, companies have moved from compliance focused water management strategies to water stewardship strategies (Fueling Growth). Water stewardship strategies are risk management focused across a company’s supply chain and typically within the watersheds in which they operate.
I had the distinct pleasure of moderating author Gilbert (Gil) Gaul at the Princeton Free Library on October 17th during his book tour introducing The Geography of Risk. A couple weeks earlier, the Wharton Risk Center hosted Gil for a panel discussion at the University of Pennsylvania.
Imagine a day without water… from the simple flush of the toilet to that refreshing morning shower, water is a basic need and it impacts sanitation, hygiene, education, and health.