Optimization through the Internet of Stormwater (IoS)
Lessons Learned from Austin, Texas
Focus of Presentation
-Internet of Things for Stormwater
-Challenges associated with the Internet of Stormwater
-Future opportunities for Civil Engineering
From the Plenary: Why are we here?
2008-2014Get my hands dirty, and change the world.
2015-Bring Civil Engineering into the 21st Century.
What is State of the Art?
How about Revolutionary?
World Smart Cities Expo
Energy, Transportation, Resiliency, Clean Water
Next to nothing on Stormwater
The Face of Opportunity
How it Works
API: Application Programming Interface
-A modern way for different programs to exchange information
-It means we don’t have to develop the full stack
-Promotes leverage and collaboration with other software applications
How Can We Engage in IoS?
-Don’t wait for Google X
-Get to know our local Universities
-Meet computer scientists and electrical engineers
-Hire brilliant interns to work on hard problems!
Bridging the Gap
-If you’re in this room, you’re an expert at LID
-Computer Scientists will never be Civil Engineers…and vice versa
-Opportunity to leverage a different skill set
-Most students would rather work on real environmental problems
What is your most exciting problem?
Conferences: The Morning After
That sounds like a lot of work.-Few things worth while are easy
I’ll just do it the same way I always have.-Prone to risk aversion
It’s too fancy, too many moving parts.-Modern, elegant design approaches
-New ways of public engagement: Public displays showing the real-time impact of LID
-Organic analysis (metadata): Let the public provide input through citizen scientists
-Network-level effects: Real-time analysis of the watershed
-Continually driven by ubiquitous sensing