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Philadelphia USEPA Star Grant Research

  • 09 Sep 2015
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor Planning Commission Conference Room, Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia USEPA Star Grant Research

Inform Design Through Monitoring

Robert G. Traver, PhD

Villanova University

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Abstract: Through the USEPA Star Grant program, Villanova is partnering with the Philadelphia Water Department Office of Watershed in a research program that is focused on monitoring green infrastructure stormwater control sites to evaluate their performance and inform future design in support of Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters Initiative.  Currently multiple sites have been selected and data collection is underway.  Other products of the research have extended to monitoring in the urban condition, and STEM activities.    Dr. Traver will present the focus and current status of the project, with lessons learned from monitoring.  This research is funded by the USEPA Star Program – Grant # 83555601.   Further information on these research sites is available at\VUSP

ROBERT TRAVER is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University, and Director of both the Villanova Center for the Advancement of Sustainability in Engineering, and the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership.  He has conducted research on topics that include modeling of stream hydraulics, urban hydrology, water quality, and his main area of sustainable stormwater management.  He initiated the Stormwater Control Measure Demonstration and Research Park on the Villanova Campus.  Dr Traver served on ASCE’s External Review Panel (ERP) of the Corps investigation of Hurricane Katrina, and was a member of the National Academies Committee entitledReducing Stormwater Discharge Contributions to Water Pollution.   Dr Traver received his BSCE degree from the Virginia Military Institute, his MCE from Villanova, and his Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University.  He is a veteran of Desert Storm and currently the Past President of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers.  

Engineers: This seminar does qualify for 1.0 Professional Development Hour (PDH). A Certificate of Attendance will be available on site for AWRA-PMAS members only. The meeting price for non-members who wish to receive a Certificate of Attendance for the PDH is $10.00 ($3.00 for meeting + $7.00 for certificate). 

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