Congrès INFRA 2017
4 au 6 décembre
Biographie du conférencier
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. His current research is to advance the performance of green stormwater infrastructure through understanding the engineering unit processes, and subscribes to the Teacher – Scholar model bringing his research to his students. Dr Traver 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 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. He continues to serve the profession as an associate editor of the ASCE Journal of Sustainable Water in the Build Environment, and as steering committee member of WEF’s Stormwater Institute
Résumé de conférence
This discussion will focus on design, operation and maintenance, and performance learned during the course of research on the long term performance of green infrastructure Stormwater Control Measures (SCM). Complementing the campus research sites, currently Villanova has also added six rain garden type sites in the urban core of Philadelphia. Those involved with researching the performance of these sites have had the unique opportunity to follow the site from design, through construction, and to operation. The multitude of sites enables their performance to be compared against different green infrastructure processes. Further information on these research sites is available at www.villanova.edu\VUSP.