Studying the past and the present of the Earth, including interactions among the non-living environment, humans and other forms of life, to inform responsible decisions about the future.
Research done by our faculty, postdoctoral scientists and students focuses on a wide variety of the Earth system’s non-living and living components to increase the understanding of how our planet works and responds to perturbations, such as the global environmental change brought about by human activities.
Our guiding principle is to embrace all dimensions of human diversity, both because it is morally just and because fostering diversity, equity and inclusion enhances scientific creativity and is key to achieving an environmentally sustainable future.
Housed in the Earth and Environmental Science Department, The Water Center combines water science with policy innovation to develop integrated new strategies for solutions to the most challenging urban water problems.
The Water Center homepage can be found here - https://watercenter.sas.upenn.edu/.
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