Our efforts toward real-time sensing and control of urban water assets are sponsored by the Great Lakes Protection Fund in collaboration with the University of Michigan, University of Toledo and Michigan Aerospace. This work leverages our expertise in stormwater modeling with latest developments in ultra-low power wireless sensing and cloud-computing.
Our recent Feature Publication in ES&T highlights our vision: LINK
We’re trying to make it easy for almost anyone to use sensors, embedded systems, or cloud hosted data services in urban water systems. If you’re looking to deploy flood sensors, measure green infrastructure, or even control storm or sewer systems, then we have a number of solutions to help along the way. Our designs are open source and free. Use them for your research or commercial applications and consider sharing your designs with us to help grow a community around real-time water systems. Designs, tutorials, and data are available at open-storm.org
Our long-term goal is to enable the automated and decentralized management of stormwater across the Great Lakes through the deployment of intelligent sensor and control networks. In this project, we are 1) deploying and evaluating a large-scale, real-time sensor and actuator network in partnership with a stormwater management district, developing a cyberinfrastructure to fuse real-time sensor readings with meteorological, hydrologic, and hydraulic models to inform operations and enable the real-time, automated control of stormwater assets, and providing continuous measurements of water flow and water quality to quantify the environmental benefits of the project and to inform future implementations of the proposed technology across the Great Lakes basin.