VUSP Stormwater Symposium 2024

October 16 & 17


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Join us for the upcoming Stormwater Symposium 2024


The Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership (VUSP) is pleased to announce that the biennial Pennsylvania Stormwater Management Symposium will be held Oct. 16 and 17 on the campus of Villanova University. The Symposium has served as the leading convener of experts dedicated to promoting green stormwater infrastructure to combat urban flooding and protect environmental quality. VUSP is a program of the Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems whose mission is to “advance the evolving field of sustainable stormwater management and foster the development of public and private partnerships through research.” 

The theme for the 2024 Stormwater Symposium is Emerging Issues in Stormwater Management. Over the course of the two-day program, attendees will learn about innovations in green stormwater infrastructure from a diverse group of professionals representing the academic, nonprofit, government and industry sectors. The intent is to foster multidisciplinary collaboration across technical fields as well as greater inclusion in the engineering workforce, resulting in truly resilient solutions to stormwater.


Call for Abstracts

Deadline: April 1, 2024

Share your knowledge! Submit your abstract now for the opportunity to be a presenter at one of our many technical sessions. Our submission form is now live: click below to review the requirements.

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Keynote Speakers

VUSP Directors

Leaders in Resilient Water Systems

Faculty in the Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems are sought-after and renowned experts in their fields. Subscribing to the teacher-scholar model, they bring their considerable research experience and opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students.


Robert Traver, PhD, PE

Director of the Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Rob Traver has been a leader in green stormwater infrastructure for over thirty years. As a researcher, Dr. Traver aims to improve our engineering practices through understanding of the unit processes. His commitment to the practice has been exemplified through the creation of the Stormwater Green Infrastructure Demonstration and Research Park at Villanova University and the ASCE Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment. He has also served the profession as a member of the National Research Council Committee that authored Urban Stormwater Management in the United States (2009) and as president of the American Academy of Water Resource Engineers. Dr. Traver has been recognized for this work as a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineering and the recipient of the American Academy of Water Resource Engineer Outstanding Research and Innovation Award in 2023.


Bridget Wadzuk, PhD

Director of Sustainable Engineering & Associate Director of the Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems
Professor, Edward A. Daylor Chair in Civil Engineering

Bridget Wadzuk has focused on stormwater management for nearly twenty years, specifically looking at urban sustainable and resilient stormwater systems, flooding and environmental justice, integration of big data and machine learning in water resources systems, real-time control, and integrated temporal and spatial scales. Her research on green stormwater infrastructure, including constructed wetlands, bioretention, green roofs and infiltration trenches looks at how these systems have been developed and improving sustainability and resilience while optimizing design and performance.


Want to become a partner or vendor?

In our public/private partnership, we welcome companies to participate in the Symposium in various ways.