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.
In the News
November 14, 2019| The Athenæum of Philadelphia
Scott Moore, senior fellow at the Water Center, gave a talk at the Athenæum of Philadelphia.
(Credits: The Athenæum of Philadelphia)
Congratulations 2019 Undergraduate Grant Recipients
The Water Center at Penn awarded research grants during Fall 2019 to 5 undergraduate students under the Student Support Program Award. The students will use the grant money for research in water science, policy and sustainability. The grant aims to recognize academic excellence and prepare students for leadership roles by encouraging applied research and community engagement. The students will work on various water issues in India, Kenya, Rwanda, Puerto Rico and the United States.
Internship with Okavango Research Institute
Deadline: January 15, 2020
This collaboration between The Water Center at Penn (WCP) and Botswana UPenn Partnership (BUP) will provide Penn students with the opportunity to tackle pressing global water challenges while investigating under local Botswana water and political experts. Additionally, this opportunity will allow Penn students to immerse themselves within a rich, southern African culture and engage with their peers from across the world.
Water Center News
By Jena Laske
Once known as the Garden City for its lush green landscape, Bengaluru’s fresh water is fast disappearing. Lakes have gone dry due to development and drought. Rapid urbanization has led to green spaces being razed for infrastructure projects and residences.
By Keegan Day
“Allemansrätt,” the Right of Public Access, allows everyone to freely roam the forests and fields of Sweden’s countryside regardless of ownership. Swedes, as well as visitors, can freely hike, bike, ride, and even camp in Sweden’s natural spaces.
By Swati Hegde, Ph.D.
We are rolling drunk on the planet’s most important resource- water. Water scarcity is a global issue, which means we have problems in our own backyard. The United States appears as a country with little or no water scarcity to the rest of the world.