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Green Infrastructure and Evapotranspiration

  • 16 Feb 2012
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor Conference Room, Philadelphia, PA


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Green Infrastructure and Evapotranspiration

Robert Traver, Ph.D. and Bridget Wadzuk, Ph.D.

Villanova University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr’s. Wadzuk and Traver will discuss recent findings from a study in progress as to the role of evapotranspiration and the soil moisture relationship for Green Roofs, Rain Gardens and Stormwater Wetlands.  The talk will focus on how this will affect the future of green infrastructure design.

ROBERT TRAVER is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University,  and Director of both  Center for the Advancement of  Sustainability in Engineering, and the Villanva Urban Stormwater Partnership.  He has conducted research on topics that include modeling of stream hydraulics, urban hydrology, water quality, and sustainable stormwater management.  He initiated the Stormwater Best Management Practice 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 entitled Reducing 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.

Bridget Wadzuk is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University and works with the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership. She has conducted research on topics that include implementation, analysis and modeling of stormwater control measures hydraulics and water quality. She has also investigated the role of evapotranspiration in different stormwater control measures hydrology. Dr. Wadzuk received her BS in Civil Engineering from Villanova University, and her MS in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering and PhD in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

Engineer's:  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 2012 Certificate of Attendance for the PDH is $10.00 ($3.00 for meeting + $7.00 for certificate).  Please note: all registrations for lunch orders close by 9:00 AM on the day of the presentation.  Thank you!

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