What Is Convergent
Stormwater Experts Delivering Next Generation Solutions Through a National Network of Stormwater Partners.
We do that by breaking through the obstacles to innovation inherent in this industry by providing innovators with a regionally focused, national network of Value-Added Resellers. Introducing new ideas and new technologies into a market requires deeply rooted local relationships and a highly collaborative, solution-focused sales approach which is generally missing in the stormwater industry.
WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT DRIVING STORMWATER INNOVATION.
With an industry hindered by numerous geographic, regulatory, distribution and cultural obstacles to stormwater innovation, Convergent was created specifically to change that dynamic. Convergent believes that adopting new ideas quickly, and integrating the process of innovation into our stormwater regulation, product development and distribution channels is the only answer to our looming water crisis. The time for accepting the status quo, encouraging regulatory over-prescription, operating on the basis of minimum requirements and stifling innovation is past.
Convergent’s principals have decades of experience in developing and delivering problem solving technologies. Drawing on years of experience and a diversity of partnerships, Convergent delivers best-in-class systems and services for stormwater management that exceed expectations and recognize that cost-effectiveness is a powerful catalyst for change.
Creating the Environment To Successfully Bring Next Generation Stormwater Technology To Market.
The reality of the marketplace is that new solutions, if we want them to be drivers of change, must not only be better than familiar, outmoded solutions but also be more cost effective. Convergent Water Technologies is committed to an innovation-based approach to managing stormwater quality and stormwater quantity.
Convergent is enabling the brightest minds in our universities, engineering firms and elsewhere; together we will give rise to new answers to some of our most critical water-related problems. Basic research dollars and grants are shrinking just when we need answers most, but new revenue streams from products and solutions can reverse the funding drain and provide a platform for expanding research and development by innovators whose new ideas can be incorporated into products and solutions.
Delivering High Performance Best Management Practices Requires Solutions-Oriented Distribution
New ideas, products and solutions are critical, but moving them successfully into the marketplace is equally important. Solving problems, on the ground and across the country, Convergent’s national network of uniquely qualified resellers understand how to market solutions; as Convergent VARs (value-Added Resellers), a term borrowed from the earliest days of the Personal Computer revolution, they take a solutions-oriented, systems approach to solving stormwater problems.
This Convergent VAR Network gives stormwater innovators and manufactures a new distribution channel made up of deeply experienced stormwater focused resellers. They not only understand the process, but they have the experience and the diverse partnerships required to carry it out.
How We Bring
Innovation To The Market
What happens when an innovator at a school/garage/think tank comes up with an innovative idea for stormwater management,
but they have no idea how to bring it to market. Convergent can step in and help throughout the entire product lifecycle.
While automation is not new, stormwater automation is only in its infancy. It’s no wonder Construction EcoServices, a leader in Stormwater Innovation has been involved in many of the first stormwater automation projects. From managing subsurface underground detention / rainwater harvesting systems through weather predictive technology to creating automated settling ponds for stormwater quality, Construction EcoServices is once again on the bleeding edge of stormwater management. The future of stormwater is automated, through controls, sensors and telemetry, we will soon change the way stormwater is managed. A move from passive control to active control is on the horizon.
“The biggest benefit to me, as a professional engineer, is the fact that these systems have a long and successful history. Each component of the FocalPoint system have years of testing and successful implementation behind it. This gives me peace of mind that my project will be successful for the long term. I want to be sure that the solution that I recommend to my clients and utilize in my designs are going to be right solution for the project and that includes lasting for a long time. FocalPoint gives me that peace of mind.”
“We selected the [Element1] media for our Bagby project that includes urban raingardens for several reasons. The predominant reason is due to the limited project right-of-way we had to select a biofiltration media that provides a high acceptance of infiltration in a limited area. Additionally the product is basically turnkey through design, construction and maintenance provided a fluid design process through the design and approval process. Finally I have a level of confidence working with Construction Eco Services that they not only have their product in consideration but think about what’s best for the project and our environment.”
“FocalPoint is one of the few products on the market that meets Harris County criteria for high infiltration rate media. Convergent Water Technologies guarantees the engineered media for one year and provides maintenance checks for one year. These are valuable services that alleviate some of the anxiety clients experience when piloting a new product.”