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Water Center News
Accelerating Transformational Change in Southwestern Pennsylvania Water Management-A Project Newsletter from the Water Center at Penn
October 28, 2020 |
I am incredibly excited about this month’s launch of our ‘SW PA Water Leadership Incubator Program’. This six-month program brings together a diverse group of our region’s next generation water leaders. We intend to promote relationship and trust-building and expose our future leaders to the collaborative leadership skills needed to catalyze a sustainable and just water future in the region.
At the same time, we continue to convene a high-level working group of regional stakeholders tasked with drafting the mission, values and goals for a regional water network, as well as the processes that will be needed to support its functioning. Stay tuned, as we will be testing the outputs of this group with you all shortly.
Water & COVID-19 News
September 1, 2020. WaterWorld
June 11, 2020. Next City
April 24, 2020. BBC News
Job Opportunity at the Water Center
Senior Research Implementation Lead
Position leads implementation of key Water Center programs and applied research, with a primary focus on stakeholder engagement and leadership development at the intersection of integrated water and watershed management, water affordability, equity, and climate resilience. Projects occur across diverse geographies and at various scales. This role involves development of implementation strategies for the equitable co-production of knowledge, financial and personnel supervision of multiple existing and planned projects, and interaction with stakeholder groups across social, economic, racial, political, and geographic divides. Position involves regular interaction with project funders, detailed report preparation, subgrantee and vendor oversight, and assisting Water Center leadership in the development of competitive funding proposals.
Water Center Blog
By Alison De Luise
On January 16, the Water Center at the University of Pennsylvania joined forces with Coastal Strategies and the Coastal States Organization to convene experts in the fields of finance, municipal administration, environmental management,
By Andrea Garay
The Water Center at Penn (WCP) Senior Fellow and Director of the Penn Global China Program, Scott Moore, gave a talk about “Philadelphia and the World’s Water Crisis: Local Solution to a Global Challenge” at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia on Tuesday, October 29th
By Karl Russek
The United Nations Development Program estimates that as of 2017, 2.1 billion people on the planet lack secure access to safe drinking water, and 4.4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation.