Today, April 19, at 1:00 p.m. in the Idea Accelerator, Robert G. Traver, PhD, PE, WRE, professor of engineering, will highlight the extensive research that led him to win the coveted Outstanding Faculty Research Award.. Since 1981, Villanova University annually presents the Outstanding Faculty Research Award to a member of the faculty who demonstrates the highest standards of excellence in their research, scholarship, and contributions to their field.
Dr. Traver, a 20-year member of Villanova’s Water Resources and Environment Engineering Program, is a nationally recognized expert on stormwater management. He founded the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership (VUSP) and as a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers External Review Panel (ERP), Dr. Traver played a significant role in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ investigation of the failure of the New Orleans Hurricane Protection System during Hurricane Katrina.
Dr. Traver’s talk is titled “Sustainable Stormwater at Villanova.” He will discuss the challenges of storm water sustainability in the built environment, and Villanova’s use of the campus for scholarship, teaching and as an agent for change.
This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Office of Research and Graduate Programs, is free and open to the public.
You can check out some of Dr. Traver’s research and more information about the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership (VUSP) in the resources below.
Selected Publications via Dr. Traver’s Faculty Expert Page:
Emerson, C., Traver, R., (2008) “Multiyear and Seasonal Variation of Infiltration from Storm-Water Best Management Practices,” ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage, (Sept./Oct.issue).
Traver, R., et al. (2007), “The New Orleans Hurricane Protection System: What Went Wrong and Why – A Report by the American Society of Civil Engineers Hurricane Katrina External Review Panel,” published by American Society of Civil Engineers.
Braga, A., Horst, M., Traver, R., “Temperature Effects on the Infiltration Rate Through an Infiltration Basin BMP,” Journal of Irrigation and Drainage, ASCE, (Nov./Dec. issue).
Kwiatkowki, M., Welker, A., Traver, R., Vanacore, M., Ladd, T., (2007) “Evaluation of an Infiltration Best Management Practice (BMP) Utilizing Pervious Concrete,” AWRA (Oct. issue).
View all Villanova Digital Library resources for Dr. Traver here.
Check out the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership page via the College of Engineering.
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