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  Welcome to Penn's Year of Water

Each year, the Penn Provost’s office sponsors a series of events around a theme chosen by faculty, staff and students.  The 2010-2011 academic year is devoted to an exploration of water in all its manifestations.  We launched the Year of Water in September with the Penn Reading Project, focusing on Rose George’s The Big Necessity.

We will continue with interdisciplinary conferences, symposia, exhibits, performances and more, all produced on Penn’s campus by our schools, departments, resource centers, and partners. Participants this year include the Penn Museum, the Arthur Ross Gallery, the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative, and many more.