Splash

Water 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 Splash.
A WALK FOR WATER

A WALK FOR WATER

By By Samira Mehta

On Saturday, March 23rd, forty-eight people – adults, college students, and even two babies – gathered on Shoemaker Green to participate in Isla Urbana at Penn’s first annual Walk for Water in collaboration with the Water Center at Penn.

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SUBNATIONAL HYDROPOLITICS: BOOK TALK REVIEW

SUBNATIONAL HYDROPOLITICS: BOOK TALK REVIEW

By Meg Kramer

Scott Moore, Senior Fellow at The Water Center at Penn and Penn Global China Program Director, gave a talk on his latest book, Subnational Hydropolitics: Conflicts, Cooperation and Institution Building in Shared River Basins, at the University of Pennsylvania bookstore on Tuesday, March 26th to a group of interested faculty, students and West Philadelphia community members.

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SALT INTRUSION: A THREAT TO SOURCE WATER QUALITY

SALT INTRUSION: A THREAT TO SOURCE WATER QUALITY

By Swati Hegde, Ph.D.

Salt (salinity) intrusion is the movement of saline water into freshwater aquifers resulting in contamination of drinking water resources. Salinity intrusion can occur during the events of reduced streamflow caused by severe drought or, potentially, due to climate change-related sea level rise.

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WATER FOR CASH – A PRIMER ON WATER MARKETS

WATER FOR CASH – A PRIMER ON WATER MARKETS

By Dipak Kumar

Despite heavy rains and snowfall last winter, the water issues in the western United States have not been resolved for the long term. Groundwater tables are still low after being relied upon heavily during the previous drought years.

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IMPACTS OF ALUMINUM ON AQUATIC ORGANISMS AND EPA’S ALUMINUM CRITERIA

IMPACTS OF ALUMINUM ON AQUATIC ORGANISMS AND EPA’S ALUMINUM CRITERIA

By Swati Hegde, Ph.D.

Though not discussed often, aluminum is one of the significant sources of water pollution primarily due to its abundant natural occurrence and industrial use. Aluminum is a versatile material due to its excellent properties such as lightweight, corrosion resistance, long life, and electrical conductivity.

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THERE IS SOME GOOD NEWS COMING OUT OF HARRISBURG

By Howard Neukrug

Good News Regarding Lead Pipe Replacement for Pennsylvania Residents!There are hundreds of thousands of residential lead pipes still in use in Pennsylvania, especially in older neighborhoods where persons of color, seniors or economically disadvantaged citizens often reside.

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