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Villanova University Biennial Symposium 2019
October 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Villanova is thrilled to have the recently appointed Philadelphia Water Commissioner, Randy Hayman address the symposium on Philadelphia’s Green City Clean Water initiative. In addition, Patrick McDonnell, the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will be updating us on the current regulatory directions for stormwater in Pennsylvania. Dr. John Gulliver, a University of Minnesota Professor who conducts his research at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, will share treatment technology and best practices with the conference.
The Philadelphia Water Department has organized a session focusing on Philadelphia’s 25-year plan to employ a land-based approach to transform the health of the City’s creeks and rivers. A draft schedule of all presentations is below. PDH’s will be awarded.
Tours include of Delaware River Watershed Initiative research sites, the Spectrum of GSI in West Philadelphia, a PWD guided tour, or the new raingardens, planters and water reuse system for the Commons, Villanova’s brand-new residence halls.