What is the Water Collaboratory?

We bridge efforts in water research, governance, and action. By connecting universities, local governments, non-profits, & community groups, we aim to align efforts across the region. We work to ensure that data & expertise are accessible to those who need it, that research responds to real needs, & that students are prepared to solve real challenges.

Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory for Water Research, Education, Outreach
Map showing high concentration of train derailments along Pittsburgh's 3 Rivers
Southwest Pennsylvania Train Accidents 2011-2022

It's been a year since the Harmar train derailment (May 2022) and the concern surrounding train derailments is still high. This new Water Collaboratory brief illustrates the risk that rail accidents pose to our water and environmental justice communities.

Read the Briefing Today