Presented by the ISA Water and Wastewater Industries Division, in collaboration with the Tampa Bay ISA Section, Florida AWWA Section, the Florida Water Environment Association, the WEF Automation and Info Tech Committee, and the Instrumentation Testing Association, the WWAC Symposium helps professionals in the water and wastewater industries understand how instrumentation, SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), and automatic control applications are vital to the treatment and distribution of water; the collection and treatment of wastewater; and the management of stormwater.
The symposium also provides an excellent opportunity to gain valuable technical information, networking, professional development, and continuing education credits (CEUs and PDHs).
This 3-day symposium is focused on the challenges associated with automation and instrumentation in the water and wastewater sectors.
- 2 full days of presentations (two speaking tracks), a tour of a local water/wastewater facility, a general reception, networking events, a poster session, and a supplier showcase.
- The first day begins with symposium registration, a plant tour, and an optional full-day short course on SCADA/automation system security. There is an additional 2-day course provided on Troubleshooting Instrumentation and Control Systems which begins the day before.
- The second day kicks off with a keynote speaker, followed by presentations on general topics such as instrumentation; system integration, automation, plant case studies, new technologies and process optimization/automation.
- The third day starts with an invited speaker , and is focussed on leveraging automation technology with topics geared towards SCADA, HMI, Human Factors, and Alarm Management.
The Tuesday-Thursday timeslot has been selected so that families can easily take their kids to Disney World, both during and before/after the symposium.
Proceedings will be published and made available to water/wastewater division members, and papers will be considered for publication in the ISA’s technical journal, ISA Transactions (www.isa.org/isatrans/).