The Water Center provides integrated real-world solutions to critical urban water problems
We engage and connect the University community with regional water practitioners, decision makers, and national and global thought leaders for the purpose of developing integrated and innovative urban water strategies that address public health, infrastructure, and the socioeconomic and environmental challenges of long-term urban water sustainability and resiliency.
Water Center News
June 23, 2020 | The Guardian
“High-cost low-quality water is a national issue … the federal government is clearly not playing the role it needs to play,” said Howard Neukrug, director of the water centre at the University of Pennsylvania and former head of Philadelphia’s water department.
“The bottom line is that assuming there’s no federal helicopter with $1tn, rates are going to go up dramatically to pay for infrastructure and quality issues,” he added.
Water & COVID-19 News
June 11, 2020. Next City
April 24, 2020. BBC News
April 3, 2020. Nature
Research Support Program for Penn Students
The Water Center at Penn encourages Penn undergraduate & graduate students from any discipline to apply for this competitive student grant program to promote research in water science, policy & sustainability.
Deadline: September 30, 2020
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.