Robert Pitt is an Emeritus Professor of Urban Water Systems in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alabama. He has taught at UA and before that at UAB for 28 years. Prior to his academic career, Pitt was a senior engineer in industry and government for 16 years. He has conducted more than $10 million in research concerning the effects, sources, and control of urban runoff during his academic career. He has written more than 100 publications, including journal articles, book chapters, research reports, and several books. He has also served on numerous professional committees in the U.S. and abroad, including the Committee on Reducing Stormwater Discharge Contributions to Water Pollution of the National Academy of Science; and has directed several project review panels for the Water Environment Research Foundation. Recently, he and his graduate students have conducted research focusing on integrating green infrastructure controls in combined sewer areas; characterization and treatment of emerging contaminants in wet weather flows; developing tools for the identification of inappropriate discharges, the roll of urban wildlife as stormwater bacteria sources, the development of WinSLAMM, a stormwater quality model, and development and testing of stormwater treatment systems.

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