Meaningful environmental protection depends on continuous innovation. That is why CloudCompli spent a significant amount of time developing an innovative tool designed to empower environmental managers. CloudCompli recently released a new capability on its web-based stormwater management platform that allows users to determine where best to deploy limited resource, evaluate the effectiveness of individual BMPs as well as those implementing the BMPs. It also allows managers to report to higher authority the overall effectiveness of their pollution-mitigating activities. Each of these capabilities can lead to meaningful environmental protection. Taken together, CloudCompli becomes an even stronger tool for protecting our precious water resources.
Below is an example of a site-specific site BMP Scorecard. Users can view a program score or a site-specific score, as well as each of the various management practices implemented at that site. The scorecard displays how well contractors are addressing deficiencies and conducting inspections.
Dubbed the BMP Scorecard, CloudCompli now has a dashboard that displays a Management Practice Effectiveness score which is a cumulative assessment of each of the BMPs that are in place at a particular site. Additionally, the Scorecard shows the areas where improvements can be made, thereby helping managers efficiently deploy resources such as manpower and materials. Within the Analytics module, CloudCompli offers a comparison between sites and an understanding of the overall pollution-mitigation effort as it applies to the local watershed.
Managers are responsible for overseeing the performance of the BMP's at a large number of locations. Without the proper tools, this can be a daunting task. The BMP Scorecard takes the guesswork out of their
CloudCompli can offer such insight by analyzing three key variables. First, managers assess the impact of the site on the watershed. Those in California typically use the Risk Levels as defined by the State Water Board, while in other states, they consider variables which include slope, area, and distance to a major water body. Once each site in the program is given a weight, the BMPs are then given weights (in comparison to one another). Finally, the effectiveness of each BMP is assessed. If for example, the BMP is properly implemented, it is given an “Excellent” rating. On the other hand, if it is not properly implemented, the BMP is given a “Poor” rating. These three variables (site impact, BMP weight, and BMP effectiveness) are taken together to determine a score that empowers managers and supervisors with the information it needs to evaluate BMPs, apply resources where they are needed most, and hold contractors accountable for their performance on the work site.