Program Schedule

Note: This page in in the process of being updated for WWAC2016.
Information from WWAC2015 appears below…

The symposium program committee is pleased to announce this year’s WWAC2015 program:

(see also alphabetical technical speakers list)

Monday, August 3, 2022

8:00am-4:00pm Asset Management and Enterprise Integration Using the ANSI/ISA95 Standard (day 1 of 2)**

Tuesday, August 4, 2022

8:00am-4:00pm Asset Management and Enterprise Integration Using the ANSI/ISA95 Standard (day 2 of 2)**
8:00am-4:00pm Introduction to the Management of Alarm Systems (1 day)**
12:00pm-12:30pm Early Symposium Registration & Badge Pick-Up
2:30pm-5:00pm Tour of Treatment Plant (transportation provided)***

** Short courses are optional. Separate course registration required.
*** Limited capacity on tour. Tour bus leaves from hotel lobby. Invitations will be sent out 3 weeks prior to tour to registered symposium attendees. RSVP required.

Wednesday, August 5, 2022

7:00am Registration, Badge Pick-up, & Breakfast
8:00am Opening Remarks
8:15am Keynote Speaker
Water Industry – A Utility Perspective: Challenges to Solutions – Closing the Gap
John S. Young, Jr. P.E., Owner, John S. Young, Jr, LLC - view abstract
9:00am Invited Speaker
Open Secure Automation: Observations for Improved ICS Reliability, Security and Performance
Albert Rooyakkers, Founder, CTO, and VP of Engineering, Bedrock Automation - view abstract
9:45am Coffee Break & Exhibits
Track 1 Track 2
10:30am Migrating to Digital Bus Technology
Hassan Ajami, Process Control & Instrumentation (PCI), and Anil Gosine, Detroit Water & Sewerage Department - view abstract
Effectively Deploying Alarm Management to SCADA Systems
Graham Nasby, P.Eng, PMP, CAP, Eramosa - view abstract
11:00am Challenges and Lessons Learned for the Design and Implementation of Large PROFIBUS Network
Francisco Alcalá, CDM Smith, and James Powell, P.Eng., Siemens Canada Limited - view abstract
Getting the Most from Your SCADA Data
Emile Richard, P.E., Portland Water District- view abstract
11:30am The Ugly Duckling Becomes a SWAN: The Success Story of Anglian Water’s Smart WAter Network
Jeff Miller, P.E., ENV SP, and Ivan Nazzaretto, Schneider Electric - view abstract
Looking for Trouble on OT Networks: Tools and Techniques to Identify Threats to ICS Communications
Bryan L Singer, CISSP, CAP, Kenexis - view abstract
12:00pm Lunch & Exhibits
1:00pm Design Assist – Not Just For Construction Projects: Using Alternative Delivery For SCADA System Replacements
Charles Aycock, City of Roseville, Dean Ford, CAP, PE, Westin Engineering, Inc, and Dave Kubel, PE, Tesco Controls, Inc - view abstract
First – Make A Business Case For Cybersecurity
Don Dickinson, Phoenix Contact - view abstract
1:30pm Southern Nevada Water Systems Controls Upgrade: A Very Large Scale Controls Project
Jeff Blue, CAP, Southern Nevada Water System - view abstract
Data Diode Cybersecurity Implementation Protects Operations Network and Facilitates Transfer of Operations Information to Business Users
Dennis Lanahan, Owl Computing Technologies - view abstract
2:00pm Making the Case for SCADA Master Planning
Raluca Constantinescu, AquaR, Inc. - view abstract
Demystifying Government-Validated Solutions: Navy Case Study Shows How Critical Infrastructure and Facilities Can Benefit
Frank Ignazzitto, Ultra Electronics, 3eTI - view abstract

Coffee Break & Exhibits

3:45pm Utilizing Instrumentation and Control Tuning for BNR Optimization
Craig Fuller, P.E., AECOM Technology Corporation, Norman Anderson, P.E., Charles Nichols, Polk County – Utilities Division, David Fitzgerald, P.E., D.P. Fitzgerald, Inc, and Donald Schlicht, P.E., Curry Controls Company - view abstract
Achieving Operator Buy-In of High Performance Graphics
Jason Hamlin, City of Lynchburg, and Carter Farley, P.E., InstruLogic Corporation - view abstract
4:15pm On Demand Pump Condition and Optimization
Jeff Miller, P.E., ENV SP, and Brian Hinkle, Schneider Electric - view abstract
No compromises for secure SCADA Communications – even over 3rd Party Networks
Norman Anderson, P.E., Polk County – Utilities Division, and Sokha Hay, Tempered Networks - view abstract
4:45pm Developing a Utility Analysis and Integration Model (UAIM)
Cello Vitasovic, Ph.D., P.E., Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and Barry Liner, Ph.D., P.E., Water Environment Federation - view abstract
WWTP – Lift Station Monitoring & Control: The Process Begins Here
Alan Vance, Endress+Hauser, and Terry Sages, Rockwell Automation - view abstract
5:15pm General Reception and Cash Bar

Thursday, August 6, 2022

7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Opening Remarks
8:10am Preview of next year’s 2016 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium
8:15am Invited Speaker
Situational Awareness – The Next Leap in Industrial Human Machine Interface Design
John Krajewski, Director of Product Management HMI/SCADA, Schneider Electric | Invensys - view abstract
9:00am Guest Speaker
WEF Current News and Trends
Tom DeLaura, P.E., Past Chair, WEF Automation and Information Technology Committee
& Vice-President, Eramosa International - view abstract
9:15am Guest Speaker
AWWA Current News and Trends
Mike Sweeney, Ph.D., P.E., Florida Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA)
& Deputy Executive-Director, Toho Water Authority
9:30am 2014 Water Wastewater Automatic Control Symposium / Water Wastewater Industry Division Awards
9:45am Coffee Break & Exhibits
10:30am Forum Session
The Role of Automation within the Utility of the Future
Moderator: Tom DeLaura, P.E., Chair, WEF Automation and Information Technology Committee & Vice-President, Eramosa International
Panel Members:
Don Dickinson, Senior Business Development Manager - Water Sector, Phoenix Contact
Jeff Miller, PE, ENV SP, Water Solutions Architect, Schneider Electric
Dan Cote, PE, Senior I&C Engineer, McKim & Creed
Barry Liner PE, Director, Water Science & Engineering Center at Water Environment Federation (WEF)
Mike Sweeney PhD PE, Florida Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) & Deputy Executive-Director, Toho Water Authority
12:00pm Lunch & Exhibits
Track 1 Track 2
1:00pm Distributed Network Protocol (DNP3) for Water Systems
Keith Kolkebeck, United Water - view abstract
HMI/SCADA is Key in Preventing Unplanned Downtime
Matthew Wells, GE Intelligent Platforms - view abstract
1:30pm Designing a Wireless Network: Steps / Considerations / Do’s & Don’ts
Patrick Ho, Eaton- view abstract
Are You Disrupting the Control Room?: How to Manage Change and Introduce High Performance HMI Concepts in Practice
Ryan Kowalski, P.E., ARCADIS - view abstract
2:00pm Methodology to Develop Optimum Control Strategies: Controlling Wastewater Plant Inflows
Maxym Lachance, Eng., Tetra Tech and Sreekanth Lalgudi, P.Eng., EPCOR Utilities Inc. - view abstract
All Aboard the SCADA Mothership
Patrick Cooke, Trihedral Engineering - view abstract
2:30pm Coffee Break & Exhibits
3:45pm Benefits of a SCADA Master Plan Framework for Utilities
Manoj Yegnaraman, P.E., Jeff Martin, Carollo Engineers, Inc., and Norman Anderson, P.E., Polk County – Utilities Division - view abstract
Flowmeter Verification in Water/Wastewater Industry
Alan Vance, and Steve Milford, Endress+Hauser - view abstract
4:15pm The ZYX’s of Control Systems
Norman Anderson, P.E., Polk County – Utilities Division
Closing Remarks