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Beckley Sanitary Board receives national environmental honor

Beckley Sanitary Board receives national environmental honor

Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Category: News

Beckley Sanitary Board has been awarded national recognition for the Ewart Avenue Stormwater iPond, a stormwater mitigation project that uses [Opti] technology to reduce flooding.

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Opti Expands Executive Team, Names David Rubinstein President and Chief Operating Officer

Opti Expands Executive Team, Names David Rubinstein President and Chief Operating Officer

Thu, Feb 01, 2018

Category: Press release

Opti today announced the appointment of David Rubinstein as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). With over 35 years of experience in building and scaling startups, Rubinstein brings valuable leadership to Opti as the company accelerates its growth and enhances services for current and new client communities.

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The story behind Microsoft’s earnings: The intelligent cloud powers customer innovation across industries

The story behind Microsoft’s earnings: The intelligent cloud powers customer innovation across industries

Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Category: Blog post

In today’s Microsoft second quarter earnings call, CEO Satya Nadella showcased how customers are using our technology to create digital business solutions. The 56 percent year-over-year growth in commercial cloud revenue — with broad-based growth across geographic markets and industry segments — is fueled by customer and partner success. In the government space, Kansas City’s Azure-powered solution from Opti improves water quality and saves local citizens and companies money. The solution uses a wide range of data to control rainwater entry into the sewer system and could reduce the overall cost of the program by almost a billion dollars over 25 years.

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Opti is Using Particle to Stop Floods Before They Start

Opti is Using Particle to Stop Floods Before They Start

Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Category: Blog post

Opti is revolutionizing the field of stormwater management with its Particle-powered Continuous Monitoring and Adaptive Control (CMAC) system. Their CMAC system proactively monitors weather forecasts and actuates drainage valves to minimize flooding and environmentally hazardous run-off. And with Particle, they’ve found a stable, scalable, and robust IoT platform to support their mission of public safety and sustainability.

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Opti mentioned in article on mission-driven, impact technology startups

Opti mentioned in article on mission-driven, impact technology startups

Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Category: Blog post

Technology is changing how the world operates, but how can it positively affect our home and the people who live on it?

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Using Azure cloud power to improve Kansas City’s water quality

Using Azure cloud power to improve Kansas City’s water quality

Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Category: Blog post

Andy Shively is on a mission to save Kansas City Water ratepayers $1 billion, while delivering environmental benefits and enhancing the lives of those who make Missouri’s largest city their home.

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Design and Modeling of an Adaptively Controlled Rainwater Harvesting System

Design and Modeling of an Adaptively Controlled Rainwater Harvesting System

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Category: Journal article

Management of urban stormwater to mitigate Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) is a priority for many cities; yet, few truly innovative approaches have been proposed to address the problem. Recent advances in information technology are now, however, providing cost-effective opportunities to achieve better performance of conventional stormwater infrastructure through a Continuous Monitoring and Adaptive Control (CMAC) approach.

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Flood Resilient Cities for an Uncertain Future

Flood Resilient Cities for an Uncertain Future

Sat, Nov 04, 2017

Category: Multimedia

With greater uncertainty around the future, communities face a growing need for resilient and coordinated stormwater storage systems such as ponds and lakes to better manage these critical issues. What techniques can be used to enable existing and build new flood storage systems such that they prepare and act well in advance of rainfall and flooding events?

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Opti CMAC Wins 2017 Chris Binnie Award for Sustainable Water Management

Opti CMAC Wins 2017 Chris Binnie Award for Sustainable Water Management

Sat, Oct 07, 2017

Category: Press release

Developed by US storm water management company Opti, the Continuous Monitoring and Adaptive Control of Distributed Storm Water Infrastructure, (CMAC) system combines several hardware and software innovations to control the flow of storm water.

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Opti: This company wants to stop floods before they happen

Opti: This company wants to stop floods before they happen

Fri, Oct 06, 2017

Category: News

Harvey, Irma and then Maria. The Atlantic has produced a series of hurricanes this year that brought devastation and flooding. One startup thinks it has a solution that will reduce damage caused by monster storms. U.S.-based Opti has developed technology that helps cities predict flooding, and better control where rain water is diverted and stored.

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