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College of Engineering Professor Robert Traver Looks Back at Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina as Storm’s 10th Anniversary Nears

Saturday, Aug. 29 marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Robert Traver – a professor of civil engineering in Villanova University’s College of Engineering – looks back on what happened in New Orleans 10 years ago, gives a firsthand account of the lessons learned, and discusses how far urban stormwater management has come since, and where it is headed in the future. Click the "read more" link below to watch a video of Dr. Traver discussing his experiences.

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Hurricane Katrina: Ten Years Later

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, causing severe destruction from central Florida to Texas. The costliest natural disaster to hit the country, Katrina was also one of the deadliest storms in the history of the United States. Villanova University faculty experts can discuss lessons learned from the disaster, as well as what’s been done since to make communities along the coast safer.

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