Articles and Papers

Why Predictability and Timing Are Key for Successful Flood Mitigation

Harnessing the power of predictive stormwater management systems can revolutionize flood mitigation. From accurate forecasts to real-time responses, discover how intelligent and timely interventions hold the key to safeguarding communities from the devastating impacts of floods.

The Benefits of Reusing Stormwater as an Effective Water Conservation Strategy

From reducing the strain on freshwater sources to mitigating urban flooding and fostering environmental resilience, reusing stormwater can revolutionize water conservation efforts to provide a sustainable solution to the global water crisis. Discover the transformative potential of harnessing untapped stormwater to create a water-secure future.

Stormwater as an Asset: The Benefits of Optimized Stormwater Management

While traditionally regarded as a problem to be solved, stormwater is increasingly being viewed as an asset to be utilized. Discover why landowners are turning to intelligent stormwater management systems and their associated infrastructure to capture, control, and optimize stormwater.

Adaptive Stormwater Management for an Ever-Changing Environment

As the climate changes, adaptive stormwater management is giving municipalities the power to safeguard against new and more frequent inclement weather events. Discover how adaptive stormwater management is revolutionizing the way we approach urban infrastructure and how Opti enables communities with smart climate technology solutions.

What Does Opti Mean for Your Stormwater Management?

Stormwater management is complex and demands a proactive approach. Traditional infrastructure design is passive and reactive. Discover how Opti is raising the bar in helping communities better manage their stormwater challenges.

Continuous Monitoring and Adaptive Control for Enhanced Flood Control in Howard County, MD

This study evaluates the stormwater benefits of an at scale implementation of CMAC in Howard County, MD

Continuous Monitoring and Adaptive Control: The 'Smart' Stormwater Management Solution

The approach to managing stormwater has not kept pace with the digitally enabled environment. Adaptable infrastructure with Opti changes what was once thought of as a liability into an asset.

Ewart Avenue Stormwater - Controlling Runoff in the Cloud

The iPond is an intelligent stormwater management project, developed in response to a persistent problem of roadway flooding and property damage in Beckley, WV.

Smart, Integrated Stormwater Management Systems Anacostia River Watershed Water Quality Study

CMAC was deployed at three stormwater management facilities within the Anacostia River watershed to convert passive systems to dynamically controlled systems and monitor performance of each site for a year.

Evaluating Green Infrastructure Performance Using Real-Time Control from a Risk Perspective - Villanova University

Villanova University has teamed up with OptiRTC to design and retrofit existing green infrastructure systems at Villanova University with real-time control technology to evaluate system performance and investigate the role of automated, self-learning controls within traditional GI design.

Converting Dry Ponds to Wet Ponds Without Excavation - World Water: Stormwater Management

Improve water quality with Opti’s active control at a fraction of the cost compared to excavation.

From Passive to Dynamic Storage - Water Environment & Technology

Retrofitting a stormwater retention pond with CMAC technology helps Philadelphia address combined sewer overflows.

Smarter Stormwater Systems - Environmental Science & Technology

Runoff from urban environments is threatening environmental health by lowering the quality of receiving waters, including fisheries, recreational sites and sources of drinking water. There is an unprecedented opportunity, however, to improve urban water flow and quality by equipping existing stormwater systems with sensors and controllers.

Continuous Monitoring and Adaptive Control — The Internet of Things Transforms Stormwater Management

Traditional stormwater management practices have almost entirely been designed as passive systems. Advances in Internet-accessible controller systems have made dynamic control a viable, cost-effective and beneficial option.

Intelligent Infrastructure Optimizes Stormwater Management - World Water: Stormwater Management

How forecast-based, real-time controls can be applied to independent, distributed pieces of stormwater infrastructure to optimize system performance.

Transforming Our Cities: High-Performance Green Infrastructure - WERF

Look beyond conventional approaches to stormwater infrastructure and examine the effectiveness of various decentralized controls that use natural elements and technology to dampen stormwater surges.