SplashWater is the universal connector. Safe sufficient water supply is required for all life on earth. Beyond that, water influences industry, economies and politics and shapes cultural and religious traditions. The Water Center encourages readers to share their perspectives, ideas and research on water's many facets by contributing to our blog, Splash.
By Swati Hegde
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), most commonly known as the novel coronavirus has already taken a death toll of more than 100,000 in the United States with the number of infections approaching 2 million people.
By Zachary Whitlock
The Bengal basin, encompassing large tracts of Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal, is home to more than 2% of the world’s population.
By Swati Hegde
On January 13, 2020 REACT at Penn held a symposium on Global Pathways to enable Innovative Materials Solutions for Urban Challenges. REACT at Penn is a research consortium primarily funded by the National Science Foundation for
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.
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.