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Supports the resiliency, sustainability and equity of urban water systems through guidance, assistance and by directing applied collaborative research
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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

Navigate the Flood Vlogcast Mini Series: Part I

September 21, 2021 | The Water Center at Penn


Penn Alumni Water Forum Networking Lunch and Learn Water Trivia

October 28, 2021
 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT


The Water Center at Penn and the Penn Alumni Water Forum invite you to join us for a networking lunch and learn discussing water trivia. Speakers include: Neal Jain, President, Penn Alumni Club of Chicago, John Moyer, Vice President, Penn Alumni Club of DC, and Jason Shapiro, President of Penn Alumni Club of New York. The event will take place on October 28, from noon-1pm. It will be a brown bag virtual lunch event that will focus on water trivia about New York City, DC, and Chicago. Please register today!

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Director, Programs and Applied Research

The Water Center at Penn

    Job Description Summary

    Develops, coordinates and implements The Water Center at Penn’s Programs and Applied Research agenda, based on agreed strategic water research priorities, funding strategies and grants secured. Ensures that tenets of diversity, equity and environmental justice are incorporated in all projects, particularly with respect to rapidly increasing impacts of climate change. In conjunction with other Water Center staff, elevates urban water challenges as an area of study, research, collaboration, and innovation across the University.

    1st Annual Financing Coastal Resilience Summit

    1st Annual Financing Coastal Resilience Summit

    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,

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