Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership (VUSP) 2022 Stormwater Symposium

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 08:00 AM

The Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership (VUSP) is pleased to announce that the biennial Pennsylvania Stormwater Management Symposium will be held Oct. 12 and 13 on the campus of Villanova University. The Symposium has served as the leading convener of experts dedicated to promoting green stormwater infrastructure to combat urban flooding and protect environmental quality. VUSP is a program of the Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems (VCRWS) whose mission is to “advance the evolving field of sustainable stormwater management and foster the development of public and private partnerships through research.” The theme for the 2022 Stormwater Symposium is Infrastructure. Resilience. Equity. Over the course of the two-day program, attendees will learn about innovations in green stormwater infrastructure from a diverse group of professionals representing the academic, nonprofit, government and industry sectors. The intent is to foster multidisciplinary collaboration across technical fields as well as greater inclusion in the engineering workforce, resulting in truly resilient solutions to stormwater. Symposium Highlights In addition to keynote presentations, technical sessions and moderated panel discussions, the Symposium will feature almost 50 abstracts from the stormwater community, research updates from VUSP researchers and booths from vendors.



The Rev. Peter Donohue, OSA, PhD, President, Villanova University, will provide the Opening Address for the 2022 Stormwater Symposium.

Angus Welch, Physical Scientist, U.S. EPA Region 3, Office of Communities, Tribes & Environmental Assessment, will address the Symposium’s theme of Infrastructure, Resilience and Equity in his presentation “Introduction to EJScreen: U.S. EPA’s Tool to Identify and Address Environmental Justice Concerns across the Country.”

Rob Traver, PhD, VCRWS & VUSP Director, Villanova University, will conclude with comments and an overview of the two-day program.

Randy Heyman, Esq., Commissioner & CEO, Philadelphia Water Department, will also address the Symposium’s theme in his presentation on the department’s water equity initiatives.

Important Times

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Technical Sessions - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Networking 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Technical Sessions - 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


The Connelly Center at Villanova University 800 East Lancaster Avenue Villanova, PA 19085


Networking & Community Building: We anticipate over 325 attendees representing a diverse cross-sector of stakeholders in the stormwater management community. We have built ample networking opportunities into the agenda—breaks, lunches and the Wine & Cheese Social—to provide time to make professional connections and build community.



Full pricing goes into effect on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

Robert Traver, PhD, PE, D.WRE, , F.EWRI,F.ASCE (He, Him, His)

[email protected]