Granite Run Project

Five streams located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania are monitored to evaluate the effectiveness of stormwater controls. The redevelopment of the former Granite Run Mall site includes the installation of new stormwater controls. The headwaters of the Chrome Run was impacted by uncontrolled stormwater runoff from the site. The Chrome Run being monitored to determine if stream deterioration can be reversed by the implementation of the new SCM. Dicks Run, Dismal Run and Rocky Run will be unaffected by the redevelopment and are monitored as controls. This project is performed in conjunction with the University of Baltimore.

Stream monitoring station located along Chrome Run
Stream monitoring station located along Chrome Run
Graduate Student Emily Carambelas at the headwaters of Chrome Run
Graduate Student Emily Carambelas at the headwaters of Chrome Run

VCRWS NEWS

Villanova Engineers Awarded Major Research Instrumentation Grant by National Science Foundation

Villanova Engineers Awarded Major Research Instrumentation Grant by National Science Foundation

The three-year, $1.4 million grant will fund the installation and upkeep of a unidirectional sediment-feed tilting flume. The device will serve a wide scope of hydrology research projects and experiments for Villanova researchers as well as national and international partners in academia, water utilities and engineering firms.

Oct 2023

Dr. Rob Traver Receives 2 Awards for Contributions to Water Resources Engineering

Dr. Rob Traver Receives 2 Awards for Contributions to Water Resources Engineering

The professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering was honored with the 2023 Outstanding Research & Innovation Award from the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers and the 2023 Philadelphia Civil Engineer of the Year Award from the Philadelphia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.l

May 2023

Angus Welch of U.S. EPA Region 3

Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership Hosts 2022 Symposium

More than 350 engineers, researchers, planners and other water-resources professionals gathered on Villanova’s campus Oct. 12 and 13 for the 2022 Pennsylvania Stormwater Management Symposium. The biennial symposium aims to promote green stormwater infrastructure to combat urban flooding and protect environmental quality.

Oct 2022