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Robert Traver

ROBERT TRAVER is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University, and founding Director of the Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems.  His current research is to advance the performance of green stormwater infrastructure through understanding the engineering unit processes, and subscribes to the Teacher – Scholar model bringing his research to his students.  Dr Traver initiated the Stormwater Control Measure Demonstration and Research Park on the Villanova Campus.  Dr Traver served on ASCE’s External Review Panel (ERP) of the Corps investigation of Hurricane Katrina, and was a member of the National Academies Committee entitled Reducing Stormwater Discharge Contributions to Water Pollution.   Dr Traver received his BSCE degree from the Virginia Military Institute, his MCE from Villanova, and his Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University.  He continues to serve the profession as an associate editor of the ASCE Journal of Sustainable Water in the Build Environment, and as steering committee member of WEF’s Stormwater Institute.