"Mapistry is a complete and smart solution for managing storm water compliance. The interface along with continued training and staff support eliminate all the guess work and give complete confidence that we are doing the right thing."
Josh Neff - Folsom Ready Mix
Environmental compliance is tough. You don't want to pollute — since hey, we're all breathing the same air and drinking the same water!
But often, it's just too hard to wade through the muck of stormwater regulations while operating your facility full-time.
Between creating and implementing a stormwater plan, filing the right paperwork in the right order, and monitoring and sampling on a continuous basis, some folks feel like they can never get it right.
Luckily enough, we like this stuff. And we like building things. So we built a tech solution to your stormwater compliance woes, and backed it with killer real-life support.
"Eighty-three percent of the California facilities that have relied on Mapistry to reduce elevated levels of contaminants flowing from their sites have successfully dropped down to allowed concentrations."
"The stakes are high. Penalties and fines levied by regulators range from a few thousand dollars to more than $10 million, not to mention citizen lawsuits" (Mapistry was one of 10 finalists in the Imagine H2O Water Data Challenge, 2016.)
"Mapistry ... allows users to 'quickly prepare a permit-required site map and to prepare a SWPPP automatically, based on informnation in the site map and questions they answer through the pgoram interface — like TurboTax does for taxes'"
"As state and federal stormwater discharge regulations only stand to become more complex in the coming years, technology startup Mapistry aims to make the navigation of compliance as painless as possible."
“I like the collaborative aspect of Mapistry,” Professor Kaye Brubaker said. "Team members can share the data they are collecting in real time, rather than having to carry their devices back to an office or lab to save, store, copy, and transmit the data. It saves time and reduces losses and errors."
Allie is a software engineer, bookworm, yogi, and chocoholic (sometimes all at the same time). After getting her M.S. in Computer Science at U.C. Berkeley, Allie joined IQ Engines to work on image recognition.
After Yahoo acquired IQ Engines in 2013, Allie worked on integrating IQ Engines’ machine-learning algorithms into Flickr. But she soon grew restless, and began searching for a product she could be passionate about.
As an avid hiker, she saw environmental protection as a noble pursuit — and quickly discovered that helping businesses comply with environmental regulations was an underserved opportunity. She left Yahoo to found Mapistry in 2013 with Ryan.
Allie has published and presented on her computer vision and machine-learning research in multiple publications and conferences. She also holds a patent on Automatic Image Piling, and was named one of the Top 30 Under 30 by GreenBiz. [fa icon='linkedin-square'] [fa icon='github-square'] [fa icon='twitter-square']
Ryan is an engineer, carpenter, cook, backpacker, and certified overachiever. He’s a California-licensed professional engineer with nationwide experience in stormwater program compliance for hundreds of industrial sites, including ready-mix concrete plants, metal recyclers, and bulk marine terminals.
He led the team that developed the New Jersey protocols for testing and evaluating stormwater treatment devices, and serves on the Water Environment Federation’s national committee for standardizing stormwater practices and products (STEPP). Ryan is a former member of the State of Virginia’s Stormwater BMP Clearinghouse Committee, which is responsible for establishing BMP pollutant removal efficiencies.
In 2015, Ryan was named one of the Top 20 Under 40 in the construction and civil engineering industry by Engineering News-Record, and was also named one of the rising stars in the stormwater industry by Stormwater Solutions. He holds an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland and a B.S. in Biology and Geology from Tufts University.
Amber spent most of her adolescent years living in the small mountain town of Big Bear, California. This was where she developed her love for the environment and pledged her life to protecting it, Captain Planet-style.
Over the past two years, she has prepared countless Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans and trained over 200 facilities on stormwater requirements in both classroom and field settings. She prides herself on bringing awareness to stormwater pollution issues, and solving problems for facilities and staff that often have core responsibilities in manufacturing and are not environmental specialists.
She holds a dual degree in Environmental Science and Geology from California State University East Bay, and she is obtaining her M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from John Hopkins University.
Kurt is a registered professional engineer in Washington State who speaks fluent Stormwater Geek. He’s provided stormwater and surface water engineering and science services to businesses, municipalities, ports, and transportation organizations for 20 years. His work has focused on industrial and stormwater NPDES permits in the Pacific Northwest, specializing in the monitoring and design of treatment systems and BMPs.
Kurt is also one of the nation’s leading experts on the verification and certification of emerging stormwater treatment technologies. While at the Washington Stormwater Center, he co-managed the Washington State Department of Ecology’s program, which vets and certifies new stormwater treatment devices. He continues to work with this program as a member of its Board of External Reviewers.
Kurt holds an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington, and a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University.
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