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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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Harvesting the Value of Water - Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, And Real Estate

Harvesting the Value of Water - Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, And Real Estate

Tue, May 02, 2017

Category: Journal article

This report seeks to address a gap in today’s research on stormwater management approaches. this report introduces a series of real estate case studies and a range of types of stormwater policies. The case studies come from locations across the United States and present both innovations in stormwater management and positive financial, operational, or design outcomes.

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Simple to Sophisticated: The Right Tools for Stormwater Monitoring

Simple to Sophisticated: The Right Tools for Stormwater Monitoring

Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Category: Journal article

The Anacostia River flows into the massive Chesapeake Bay by way of the Potomac River. Compared to the vast 64,000 square miles of the bay watershed, Anacostia’s mere 176 square miles might seem insignificant. But with its population climbing to more than 800,000, and with an aging water infrastructure, the importance and health of this relatively small urban river is vital.By integrating information from continuous probes or sensors that are installed in the ponds with real-time forecasts, technicians can remotely manage stormwater storage and flows.

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How Opti Leverages the IoT to Improve Stormwater Management

How Opti Leverages the IoT to Improve Stormwater Management

Wed, Aug 17, 2016

Category: Journal article

By deploying networked water-level meters, the company can help municipalities or private contractors to right-size their storage infrastructure and speed response times to possible overflow events.

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Smarter Stormwater Systems

Smarter Stormwater Systems

Thu, May 26, 2016

Category: Journal article

There is an unprecedented opportunity to improve urban water quality by equipping stormwater systems with low-cost sensors and controllers. This will transform their operation from static to adaptive, permitting them to be instantly “redesigned” to respond to individual storms and evolving land uses.

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Denver Models Good Stormwater Management

Denver Models Good Stormwater Management

Tue, Mar 01, 2016

Category: Journal article

Another interesting stormwater project in Denver is at the Denver Green School, which is part of the public school system... The technology that runs it is innovative.

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Continuous monitoring and adaptive control—the internet of things transforms stormwater management

Continuous monitoring and adaptive control—the internet of things transforms stormwater management

Tue, Mar 01, 2016

Category: Journal article

CMAC facilities have been deployed throughout the United States to enhance under-performing facilities and optimize designs for multiple objectives, such as flood protection, water quality treatment, water reuse and channel protection.

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Cloud Computing: What is it?

Cloud Computing: What is it?

Mon, Nov 16, 2015

Category: Journal article

Applications that need to leverage Big Data, generated by the Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology revolution, will need to be implemented as true PaaS cloud-based applications with scalability in computing and storage. The stormwater control application developed by OptiRTC is a good example of such an approach.

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Intelligent infrastructure optimizes stormwater management

Intelligent infrastructure optimizes stormwater management

Mon, Aug 03, 2015

Category: Journal article

Modern distributed RTC is a robust tool that municipalities can use to implement truly intelligent infrastructure in order to prepare today's infrastructure to handle tomorrow's storms.

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Advanced Rainwater Harvesting for Urban Stormwater Management

Advanced Rainwater Harvesting for Urban Stormwater Management

Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Category: Journal article

By retrofitting or designing rainwater harvesting systems with an automated drain valve and integrating weather forecast information, engineers are able to optimize existing infrastructure in unique ways.

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