NewsletterWater 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 8, October 2021
By Miriam Hacker
Interest in the United State’s water and wastewater infrastructure has been renewed with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework. While interest fluctuates, the challenges remain; aging infrastructure, lead service lines, environmental justice challenges related to underserved communities being adversely...
Project Maji: 2021 Penn Engagement Prize Winner Will Provide Innovative Water Solution to Aid Refugees in Uganda
By Ocek Eke, PhD
I remember going to a march in Washington DC in the spring of 2006 to protest the genocide by the Sudanese government against the people of Darfur.
By Aaron Tartakovsky, Michael Warandy, and Eric Hough
Droughts, wildfires, and extreme weather have exacted a devastating toll on the southwestern United States in recent years. These dire conditions highlight the rising need for resilient water infrastructure — not only in affected regions, but throughout the entire country.
Federal Infrastructure Plan Must Accelerate Water Reuse and Recycling to Adequately Address Climate Change
By Jon Freedman
Much of the U.S. is experiencing hotter and drier weather as a result of climate change, leading to heightened water scarcity issues. This has placed more urgency on investing in water recycling and reuse projects that will protect water supplies for businesses and citizens in a sustainable manner.
By Anna Lehr Mueser
Between 1907 and 1965, New York City acquired a vast amount of land in the Catskill Mountains and constructed one of the United States’ largest unfiltered surface water supply systems.