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Opti and Johnson County Announce Partnership for Flood Mitigation and Water Quality in Lenexa, KS

Opti and Johnson County Announce Partnership for Flood Mitigation and Water Quality in Lenexa, KS

posted Tue, Jul 05, 2016

Category: Press release

Lenexa's Rain to Recreation Program is nationally recognized for its approach to stormwater management, said Tom Jacobs, Lenexa Stormwater Engineer. We are excited about this project which will allow us to explore new technology for retrofitting existing basins to improve flood control and provide a better water quality benefit at the same time.

Opti and Clackamas County Announce Partnership for Watershed Protection

Opti and Clackamas County Announce Partnership for Watershed Protection

posted Tue, Jun 14, 2016 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: Press release

Stormwater pond retrofits to continuously monitor and adaptively control stormwater flows in Clackamas County, OR. The partnership formed through the CMAC At Scale Initiative, an in-kind funding opportunity provided by Opti and the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation’s Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (WE&RF LIFT).

Featured Facility: Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) Provides Vision

Featured Facility: Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) Provides Vision

posted Mon, May 16, 2016 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: News

Milwaukee region and a cleaner Lake Michigan accomplished through its leadership in attaining zero overflows, zero basement backups, and improved stormwater management. MMSD is partnering with Veolia North America and Opti to study the performance, operation, and maintenance of green infrastructure. The study aims to develop decision-making tools by providing the District and Operations staff with real-time monitoring and performance information about large portfolios of green infrastructure installations.

Participants Selected for Continuous Monitoring and Adaptive Control At Scale Initiative

Participants Selected for Continuous Monitoring and Adaptive Control At Scale Initiative

posted Mon, May 09, 2016 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: Press release

A total of ten applicants have been selected to participate in the Continuous Monitoring and Adaptive Control At Scale Initiative (CMAC At Scale). The initiative, run by Opti with support from the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation’s LIFT program, is a limited opportunity to deploy continuous monitoring and adaptive control technology for improved performance of stormwater infrastructure and achievement of critical stormwater management objectives.

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

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

posted Mon, Apr 11, 2016 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

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.

Denver Models Good Stormwater Management

Denver Models Good Stormwater Management

posted Tue, Mar 01, 2016 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: News

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.

High-tech water-saving system draws a crowd at North Hollywood home

High-tech water-saving system draws a crowd at North Hollywood home

posted Mon, Nov 09, 2015 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: News

Officials say a vast network of homes outfitted with such systems might prove to be a modern-day answer to flood control.

Building Community-Based Resilience Through Technological Innovation

Building Community-Based Resilience Through Technological Innovation

posted Mon, Nov 02, 2015 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: News

But we're not willing in this project just to be satisfied with having people receiving information. The solution actually takes direct action... low cost automated floodproofing.

How Technology Can Save Us from the Next Hurricane

How Technology Can Save Us from the Next Hurricane

posted Fri, Oct 30, 2015 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: News

...an integrated system to control the flow of water... These new technologies allow us to build the intelligence into the system so that they can be proactive.

Geosyntec Celebrates Completion of New Stormwater Management System for Maryland Elementary School

posted Thu, Oct 29, 2015 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: News

One of the more innovative aspects of the stormwater management system is a smart 2,500-gallon rainwater cistern. What makes it so smart are electronically actuated drain and irrigation valves and sensors, all connected to an intelligent real-time monitoring and control platform provided by OptiRTC.

Intelligent infrastructure optimizes stormwater management

Intelligent infrastructure optimizes stormwater management

posted Mon, Oct 19, 2015 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

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.

The Internet of Everything Meets Water

The Internet of Everything Meets Water

posted Fri, Oct 16, 2015 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: Multimedia

To date, dealing with the problem has involved expensive short-term fixes, like building huge tanks in tunnels under a city where water gets dumped, then slowly pumped back and run through a treatment plant. Two years ago, Quigley‘s firm launched [OptiRTC, Inc.] aimed at addressing the problem….. the platform determines how much runoff is likely to occur and then takes action.

Rising to the Challenge: Floodproofing NYC with OptiRTC

Rising to the Challenge: Floodproofing NYC with OptiRTC

posted Fri, Oct 16, 2015 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: Blog post

As one of eleven winning teams in our RISE : NYC competition, Geosyntec Consultants will share up to $30 million with the other winners to implement the OptiRTC technology at Sandy-impacted small businesses across the city.

Q&A: Marcus Quigley on how the Internet of Things is automating city systems

Q&A: Marcus Quigley on how the Internet of Things is automating city systems

posted Fri, Oct 16, 2015 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: Blog post

The Internet of Things promises to bring us into the 21st century in a number of ways, beginning with keeping sewage out of our rivers and lakes.

Opti to Provide Active Floodproofing to New York City Businesses

Opti to Provide Active Floodproofing to New York City Businesses

posted Fri, Oct 16, 2015 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: Press release

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced last week that OptiRTC, Inc. (Opti) and Geosyntec Consultants won a competitive grant to provide flood proofing technologies to small businesses inNew York City. The project's mission is to enhance the resiliency of small businesses to large storm events.

Going Against the Flow: Green Tech, Sensors and Industrial Internet Make Sewer Systems Smart

Going Against the Flow: Green Tech, Sensors and Industrial Internet Make Sewer Systems Smart

posted Fri, Oct 16, 2015 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: News

Even though green solutions can also cost billions over time, they yield savings and benefits not possible through traditional infrastructure, including increased property values and improved air quality.

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