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Using the Cloud to Control the Rain


Sponsored by: OptiRTC

You can't choose the weather, but you can control it. While the majority of our stormwater retention and detention systems are passive in nature (incapable of adjusting their performance to the size or duration of a storm event), new technologies combining cloud-native platforms and the internet-of-things offer the ability to improve the performance of these systems AND turn your passive systems into active systems.

Join Marcus Quigley and Kevin Marsh as they explore the hydrology, design, BMPs, and limitations of typical (passive) stormwater detention and retention systems; the new technologies integrating the internet-of-things (IoT) and cloud-native platforms for an active stormwater management system; and how you can implement this technology with your existing stormwater infrastructure to improve your performance and results.

In this webcast, we'll start by covering the current stormwater management practices with a detailed look at the hydrology, design, and BMPs of typical (passive) stormwater detention and retention systems. Within this discussion, we'll explore the regional differences in their applications and explore their common inefficiencies and limitations. Using several case studies, Quigley and Marsh will introduce the new technologies available that combine an internet-of-things approach and a cloud-native platform to optimize your existing stormwater infrastructure's performance and ability to adapt to different storm events. Within this topic, we'll take a look at the different technologies available (cloud-native platforms, weather forecast integration, distributed real-time controls, etc.), their benefits, and long-term potential for a multitude of stormwater management situations. And finally, Quigley and Marsh will outline how you can implement these new technologies into your existing stormwater infrastructure to optimize your performance.

Additionally, Quigley and Marsh will present OptiNimbus, a SaaS solution for stormwater management that uses forecast information to predict the amount of rain entering a watershed and prepares the system to receive the forecasted water based on site objectives and regulations, resulting in improved performance and the ability to minimize wet-weather discharge and maximize harvesting potential.

Learning Objectives
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives:

  • Understand the design and hydrology of stormwater detention and retention systems.
  • Understand the BMPs of stormwater detention and retention (mitigating peak flows, reducing flooding, improving water quality, etc.) and regional differences in their applications.
  • Identify the inefficiencies of traditional stormwater infrastructure and needs for improvement (environmental concerns, consent decrees, LEED points, etc.).
  • Understand how new technologies can optimize stormwater infrastructure, including: cloud-native platforms, weather forecast integration, and distributed real-time controls.
  • Learn how to apply these new technologies to a multitude of stormwater management situations, their benefits, and long-term potential.

OptiRTC (Opti) is a technology company that delivers Software-as-a-Service solutions to optimize the function of civil and environmental infrastructure. Opti's primary focus is the intelligent control of stormwater in urban environments. Opti's goal is to be the leading provider of dynamic control solutions that optimize the interaction between volatile natural systems and the built environment to cost-effectively protect water resources…keeping our water clean and our cities safe.

Opti was built to be the highest value and most easily deployable stormwater management solution. They work with municipalities, private landowners, and large corporations on retrofits and new construction to make infrastructure intelligent and address pressing environmental issues.

The Opti Platform integrates network and microcontroller hardware with sensors, valves, relays, and infinitely scalable cloud services to deliver reliable information services to water infrastructure professionals. Opti leverages open internet standards to deliver secure information access to web dashboards and secure control of distributed infrastructure. Opti dynamically controls stormwater infrastructure to limits wet-weather discharges to combined sewers, improve water quality, reduce flooding, and reuse stormwater.

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* Presentations are scheduled for approximately 1-1.5 hours with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time. 
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.

On-Demand Webcast
Lectures: 1
Session: 1 H 15 M
Credits: 1 PDH / 0.1 CEU

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