The design of sustainable management systems is evolving. Engineers and planners cannot manage stormwater using practices of the past. New and future rules and practicality will simply not allow it.

Just like detention basins, designs that incorporate infiltration, water quality treatment, and stream bank protection are changing dramatically as we learn more about design and maintenance. Consequently, engineering and planning firms that understand and are involved with research on these new practices will have a strategic advantage over those firms that do not.

Our Research Affiliates, Members and Friends, from both the public and private sector, understand this reality and have joined us in our mission to advance the practice of comprehensive stormwater management. For information on becoming a Research Affiliate/Partner or Member, please contact us at


Advanced Geoservices
Gannett Fleming
Michael Baker International
Princeton Hydro
Sci-Tek Consultants

Aligning with Villanova’s mission of veritas, unitas, and caritas, we value and seek to empower all members of our community to develop their potential, bring their full self to the goals of VCRWS, and engage in a community of inclusion. This mission is a common responsibility for all VCRWS members.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral components of the teaching and learning experience and an essential element of the ongoing intellectual, social, and spiritual development of every member of the Villanova Community.  

Dr. Robert Traver
Phone: (610) 519-7899

Erin Malanowski
Phone: (610) 519-6694