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Kirpich Award Winner Announcement
By Meg Maffitt
The Water Center and Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences are pleased to announce Maura Slocum, Earth & Environmental Science PhD Program, as the recipient of the Kirpich Research Award for 2021. Dr. Alain Plante, Professor and Undergrad Chair in EES, is Maura’s advisor.
Defining Water Affordability in New York State
This report examines the water affordability programs of public utilities in New York state. The most significant constraint on the design and implementation of customer assistance programs (CAPs) is how they can be financially supported. This document studies existing challenges and legal barriers in implementing CAPs in New York state.
Miami Herald-Surfside collapse shows solid construction and climate resiliency are interdependent | Opinion
Robert Fetell, a Water Center MES/MSAG grant recipient, published an op-ed in the Miami Herald about how his hometown of Miami Beach is being impacted by climate change. "The tragic Surfside condo collapse is a stark reminder of the fragility of our seaside...
The American Bazar-A personal look at safe water access and gender equity in India
Simran Rajpal, intern at the Water Center (CASI Fellowship), published an article in The American Bazar. She writes about her work at The Water Center, "This summer, through the Water Center at the University of Pennsylvania, I’m interning for Safe Water Network, a...
Congratulations 2020 Graduate Grant Recipients
The Water Center at Penn awarded grants during Fall 2020 to 8 graduate students under the Student Support Program Award. The students will use the grant money for research in water science, policy, and sustainability. The grants aim to recognize academic excellence...
AWWA Chapter at Penn presents Water Industry Careers Panel
On November 19, 2020, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) chapter at Penn organized a career panel for orienting students towards water-based careers. This event hosted esteemed panelists working in different water sectors.
Stakeholder Engagement in the Cobbs Creek Watershed: Lessons Learned and a Path Forward
By Sandol Park and Corey Wills
The Cobbs Creek watershed spans three counties and roughly 14,200 acres of land. (Cobbs Creek, 2004)
Lithium Mining and Ground Water
Jonas Toupal, a PhD student in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, presented his work at presented at the prestigious Goldschmidt conference in June 2020. Goldschmidt is the largest geochemical conference, organized by the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry
Water as the Universal Connector in West Philadelphia
Arlette Ineza Ngabonzima (left) and Catalina Ruiz (right) are researching the urban and environmental history of the Cobbs Creek area and the potential for future watershed partnerships that promote community engagement and stewardship.
Congratulations to the Winners of Judges Choice Award in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Congratulations to Team Aqualus, Senior Design team from Mechanical Engineering for winning the Judges Choice Award for Excellence for their design of microplastics collection device.
Water in Western Puerto Rico: Determining Vulnerabilities in a Changing Climate
By Andrea Garay
In her research, Alana Paccione assessed the vulnerabilities of the water system in Western Puerto Rico by examining the sources of water supply, infrastructure, and effects of Hurricane Maria.
Sustainability Assessment of AMAL Arsenic Removal Units in West Bengal, India
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.
Fish Movement Between Different Habitat Types along White Clay Creek in Southeastern Pennsylvania
By Jeffrey Manner
Born from waters that emerge from gneiss and schist bedrock, White Clay Creek (WCC) flows through the Piedmont Upland Province of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Congratulations 2019 MES/MSAG Grant Recipients
By Andrea Garay
The Water Center at Penn awarded research grants during Fall 2019 to 5 Master of Environmental Studies (MES) and Master of Science in Applied Geosciences (MSAG) students under the Student Support Program Award.
Congratulations 2019 Graduate Grant Recipients
By Andrea Garay
The Water Center at Penn awarded research grants during Fall 2019 to 4 graduate students under the Student Support Program Award. The students will use the grant money for research in water science, policy and sustainability.
Mexico City: A City That Is Flooding, But Is Still Running Out Of Water
By Samira Mehta and Pallavi Menon
Imagine a day without water… from the simple flush of the toilet to that refreshing morning shower, water is a basic need and it impacts sanitation, hygiene, education, and health.
Congratulations 2019 Undergraduate Grant Recipients
By Andrea Garay
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.
Citizen Scientists of Vasai-Virar, India
By Sirus Libeiro
In recent months, the concern over the fast depleting reserves of both ground and surface water in India has come to the front.