World, Environment & Sustainability
Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership Hosts Biennial Symposium
More than 300 attendees from the public sector and private practice enjoyed presentations, breakout sessions and campus tours around the theme of Resilient Stormwater Systems.
Cambodian Virtual Reality Helps Train Bomb-disposal Technicians │ Voice of America, Oct. 5, 2017
Villanova engineers have worked with the Golden West Humanitarian Foundation on bomb disposal in Cambodia.
Temple, Villanova and PennDOT collaborate on “rain gardens” along I-95 │ WPHL-TV
Villanova Engineering’s Dr. Rob Traver is interviewed about the new rain gardens along I-95 in Philadelphia.
Let's not greenwash the SDGs | Green Biz, Sept. 13, 2017
Villanova’s first-of-its-kind Sustainable Engineering program is recognized in this article about Sustainable Development Goals.
PennDOT, Villanova Team Up For I-95 Rain Garden Project | CBS Philly, Sept. 8, 2017
KYW News Radio interviewed Dr. Rob Traver about Villanova’s work with PennDOT on I-95 stormwater management.
How Philly can avoid flooding like Houston's after Hurricane Harvey│Philadelphia Inquirer, Sept. 7, 2017
After publishing a story about an I-95 stormwater project involving Rob Traver, the Philadelphia Inquirer’s editorial board wrote this op-ed tying the topic to the flooding that resulted from Hurricane Harvey.
Explosions Rock Arkema Plant in Crosby, TX Following Hurricane Harvey Flooding | 6ABC Philadelphia, August 31, 2017
Dr. Noelle Comolli, professor and chair of Villanova’s Chemical Engineering department, was interviewed by ABC News about a chemical plant explosion in TX.
Those surprising gardens along I-95 in Fishtown? They'll manage Olympic amounts of stormwater | Philadelphia Inquirer, September 1, 2017
Villanova Engineering is working with PennDOT on I-95 stormwater management.
Trump kills plan to protect projects from rising seas │E&E News, Aug. 16, 2017
Dr. Rob Traver, director of the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership, responds to Trump Administration’s order rescinding a directive requiring agencies to withhold funding for projects that fail to address the risks of building in a floodplain.
A Reminder on World Water Day
Aqua America CEO Chris Franklin reflects on Aqua America’s mission to protect and provide Earth’s most essential resource - water, and the partnership the company has established with Villanova Engineering.
Villanova Engineering Students Continue STEM Curriculum Development in Cambodia
The country formally approved a Villanova-designed STEM curriculum for students; now work has begun on teacher training.
Villanova Tests Safer, Cheaper ‘Bomb Squad’ In Developing World
KYW Radio reports on Villanova Engineering’s work on bomb disposal robot.