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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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Bala Golf Club and Opti Announce Partnership with Philadelphia Water Department to Develop Comprehensive Stormwater Management Plan

Bala Golf Club and Opti Announce Partnership with Philadelphia Water Department to Develop Comprehensive Stormwater Management Plan

Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Category: Press release

Founded in 1901, Bala Golf Club is one of the oldest premier private golf clubs in the City of Philadelphia, and is announcing today that it has partnered with Opti to develop a comprehensive stormwater management plan and implement Opti’s Continuous Monitoring and Adaptive Control (“CMAC”) technology at the multi-million gallon irrigation pond in the center of the property.

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CMAC: The

CMAC: The "Smart" Stormwater Management Solution

Tue, Sep 05, 2017

Category: Blog post

Our approach to managing stormwater, and the implementation of stormwater infrastructure, hasn’t kept pace with our digitally enabled environment. Since the first runoff systems designed in ancient times, moving stormwater away from our cities to protect life and property has been our primary concern—out of sight, out of mind. It’s time for us to see beyond this limited perspective.

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A Total Eclipse of the Data

A Total Eclipse of the Data

Thu, Aug 24, 2017

Category: Blog post

The effects of the eclipse impacted the data that we received from the above ground sensors at the bioswale installation at UILABS.

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Opti Joins Forces with Microsoft CityNext to Bring Innovation to Cities across the Globe

Opti Joins Forces with Microsoft CityNext to Bring Innovation to Cities across the Globe

Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Category: Press release

Opti today announced its participation in Microsoft CityNext, a global initiative empowering cities, businesses and citizens to re-imagine their futures and cultivate vibrant communities. Through the Microsoft CityNext initiative, Microsoft and Opti will help leaders to do “new with less,” by combining the power of technology with innovative ideas to connect governments, businesses and citizens with city services that increase efficiencies, reduce costs, foster a more sustainable environment and cultivate communities where people thrive.

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Philadelphia Uses Smart Technology to Manage Stormwater Runoff and Reduce Pollution

Philadelphia Uses Smart Technology to Manage Stormwater Runoff and Reduce Pollution

Wed, Aug 02, 2017

Category: Multimedia

The City of Philadelphia operates a combined sewer system that handles both wastewater and stormwater. To help prevent heavy rains from overburdening the system, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) worked with Microsoft partner Opti to install smart water monitoring and control technology running on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. The solution optimizes runoff storage and release to keep the sewers running smoothly, and it provides real-time and long-term data analysis that can help the PWD transform its operations.

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Optimization Opportunities - The Role of Optimization in Future Infrastructure Investments

Optimization Opportunities - The Role of Optimization in Future Infrastructure Investments

Fri, Jul 07, 2017

Category: Blog post

Water technology optimization approaches seek to meet these needs. The word “optimization” is used in many contexts. In operations or capital planning, we are referring to mathematical optimization techniques developed from the field of operations research, such as linear programming, dynamic programming and genetic algorithms. These methods have been used for decades and are now reaching the water sector.

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Opti Feature in World Water: Stormwater Management Magazine

Opti Feature in World Water: Stormwater Management Magazine

Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Category: Journal article

A dry pond in Prince George's County, Maryland, USA, was converted into a wet pond through the addition of continuous monitoring and adaptive control technology. This innovative retrofit achieved the necessary treatment volume at a cost significantly less than a traditional approach involving excavation.

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Chicago's Open Data Portal Now Streaming Data from Smart Green Infrastructure Monitoring Pilot

Chicago's Open Data Portal Now Streaming Data from Smart Green Infrastructure Monitoring Pilot

Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Category: Blog post

Rising temperatures and aging underground infrastructure mean cities around the world need to understand how effective they are at diverting flooding on streets. Like Chicago, cities across the United States have launched open data portals. But streaming data from underground sensors is not always easy, so the City of Chicago has launched a new tool to streamline the process for other cities. The City of Chicago and Opti, a technology company that provides SaaS solutions to optimize infrastructure, worked together to develop a method to stream data from stormwater sensors to Chicago’s Data Portal. The code that streams the information is available online for free, so other cities can relay data from Opti’s sensors to their own open data portals.

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Maryland Retrofit Project Improves Storm Water Management at Elementary School

Maryland Retrofit Project Improves Storm Water Management at Elementary School

Tue, Jun 06, 2017

Category: Blog post

The Conowingo Elementary School storm water retrofit project was initiated to fulfill requirements of Cecil County, Md.’s Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) and the proposed Phase II municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) permit. The WIP and MS4 both require the restoration and treatment of impervious areas to address the Chesapeake Bay total maximum daily load.

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