October 16, 2019 9:00am to October 17, 2019 4:00am
Registration is now open for the 2019 PA Stormwater Management Symposium, celebrating over 20 years of research at Villanova supported by Pennsylvania’s non-point source program. Villanova is expecting 300+ attendees as we have for the past several years and have received more abstracts than ever.
The recently appointed Philadelphia Water Commissioner, Randy Hayman is expected to address the symposium on Philadelphia’s Green City Clean Water initiative. In addition, representatives from Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will be updating us on the current regulatory directions for stormwater in Pennsylvania. Villanova’s Dr. Traver will discuss advances that are being included within the new Pennsylvania Stormwater Control Measure Manual.
Additionally, John Gulliver, a University of Minnesota Professor who conducts his research at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, will share treatment technology and best practices with the conference. The Philadelphia Water Department has organized a session focusing on Philadelphia’s 25-year plan to employ a land-based approach to transform the health of the City’s creeks and rivers.
The conference will otherwise consist of breakout sessions, where we will hear from a variety of sources from researchers, to consultants, to the public sector. Wednesday’s events conclude with a poster session and networking reception, while on Thursday registrants have the opportunity to take one of three tours. Tours include of Delaware River Watershed Initiative research sites, our PWD urban stormwater research sites, or the new raingardens, planters and water reuse system for the Commons, Villanova’s brand-new residence halls.