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Real-Time Cloud-Based Continuous Monitoring and Adaptive Storm Water Control

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  • Practice Areas: Water and Natural Resources; Water Management
  • Event or Publication: Event
  • Title: Storm Water Seminar for the California State Water Resources Control Board
  • All Authors: Judd Goodman, Eric Strecker
  • Geosyntec Authors: Judd Goodman, Eric Strecker
  • Citation: April 18, 2016
  • Date: 2016
  • Location: Webinar
  • Type: Presentation (Webinar)

The webinar will explore technologies, provide different applications with case examples, demonstrate performance and added value, and open a dialogue about the merits of innovative use of continuous monitoring and/or adaptive control (CMAC) for active management of storm water and water quality.

The seminar, is hosted by the STORMS Seminar Series of the California Water Boards. As part of an ongoing effort by the Water Boards' Storm Water Strategy, seminars like this one are intended to educate Water Board staff, regulators, and the public about potential Stormwater management strategies and tools.

In order to achieve effective storm water management, including hydromodification and water quality control as well as capture and use to augment water supplies, real time operational control and optimization of storm water infrastructure can provide the greatest benefit and value. In addition, even continuous monitoring can improve our operations and maintenance of passive systems and allow for their adaptive management as we gain significant new data on their operations. Currently, most all existing storm water detention and retention facilities are not regularly monitored for performance and status. There is much to be gained with regards to adjusting passive outlet systems to optimize their performance based upon observations on site vs. modeled conditions. Most all stormwater systems rely on passive controls for the release of runoff using a passive hydraulic outlet through a system of stagnant orifices and/or weirs. Improvements could include changes to the passive outlets (weir height adjustments/configurations, etc.) based upon actual site data. Significant additional improvements to passive outlet designs could include implementing active controls. Remote continuous monitoring and adaptive storm water controls have emerged as a better solution for optimized data collection and management of runoff.

Mr. Goodman organized the seminar with Geosyntec Senior Principal Eric Strecker and OptiRTC Co-Founder and VP of Operations Owen Cadwalader.

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