Areas of Expertise (4)
Water Resources Research
Environmental Fluid Dynamics
Dr. Wadzuk is a good interview source for stories about water resources, environmental problems caused by stormwater runoff, and the research that is being done to better design and construct systems that will prevent, alleviate and resolve the conditions that engender water pollution, flooding, erosion and other challenges.
The University of Texas at Austin: PhD
The University of Texas at Austin: MS
Villanova University: BS
Select Media Appearances (2)
A Green Infrastructure Research Lab Grows at Villanova
U.S. News & World Report online
The U.S. continues to set new marks for the rainiest months on record. Green stormwater infrastructure—such as rain gardens and bioswales that allow rain to sink into the ground—is a strategy to help decrease the frequent flooding urban areas face after heavy rain. I am part of a research team at Villanova University's College of Engineering that has been studying green stormwater infrastructure on our campus for more than 20 years. By Bridget Wadzuk, PhD, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University
Phila. roofs are sprouting greenery
Philadelphia Inquirer online
Villanova researchers are looking at drainage scenarios, and learning that "green roofs often have more storage capacity than we are taking advantage of," said Bridget Wadzuk, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering. The finding could lead to new drainage structures that will bring down the cost "and make green roofs an even more attractive option for storm-water management," she said.
Research Grants (1)
PFI:BIC Self-Learning Algorithms for Advancement of Smart Stormwater Green Infrastructure Systems
National Science Foundation $801,606
Select Academic Articles (3)
Understanding the Role of Evapotranspiration in Bioretention: Mesocosm StudyJournal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment
Wadzuk, Bridget M., John M. Hickman Jr, and Robert G. Traver
Evapotranspiration from a Green-Roof Storm-Water Control MeasureJournal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
Wadzuk, B. M., Schneider, D., Feller, M., & Traver, R. G.
Fines Accumulation and Distribution in a Storm-Water Rain Garden Nine Years PostconstructionJournal of irrigation and Drainage Engineering
Jenkins, Jennifer K. Gilbert, Bridget M. Wadzuk, and Andrea L. Welker