Program Schedule

Note: This page is currently being updated for WWAC 2014.
Information from last year’s 2013 symposium appears below.

The symposium program committee is pleased to announce this year’s WWAC2013 program:

(see also alphabetical technical speakers list)

Monday, August 5, 2013

8:00am-4:00pm Cybersecurity Short Course (day 1 of 2)**

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

8:00am-4:00pm Cybersecurity Short Course (day 2 of 2)**
8:00am-4:00pm Flowmeter Selection/Sizing Course (1 day)**
12:00pm-12:30pm Early Symposium Registration & Badge Pick-Up
12:30pm-3:30pm Tour of OCU South Water Reclamation Plant (transportation provided)***

** Short courses are optional. Separate course registration required.
*** Limited capacity on tour. Tour bus leaves hotel lobby at 12:30pm. Invitations will be sent out 3 weeks prior to tour to registered symposium attendees. RSVP required.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

7:00am Registration, Badge Pick-up, & Breakfast
7:45am Opening Remarks
8:00am Keynote Speaker
Using Data from Municipal Water/Wastewater SCADA Systems (and Other Sources) to Make Smarter Operational, Maintenance, and Infrastructure Investment Decisions
Carey E. Hidaka, Worldwide Smarter Water Solutions, IBM Software Group – view abstract
8:45am Invited Speaker
Managing Successful SCADA Retrofit Projects
P. Hunter Vegas, Lead Project Engineer, Avid Solutions
& co-author the book “101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career” – view abstract
9:15am Invited Speaker
High Performance HMI – Proof Testing in Real-World Trials
Bill Hollifield, Principal HMI Consultant, PAS
& author of several books including “The High Performance Handbook” – view abstract
9:45am Coffee Break & Exhibits
  Track 1 Track 2
10:30am Seamless Replacement of a DCS in a Large Wastewater Treatment Plant: Lessons Learned from the City of Fort Worth Village Creek Water Reclamation Plant
Nathan Mogaru, John Robinson and Luke Matus, CDM Smith – view abstract
A Strategic Approach to SCADA Cyber Security – Water and Wastewater Network Architecture and Segmentation
Norman Anderson and Bill Phillips, CH2M HILL – view abstract
11:00am WWTP Operator – The poor cousin? Opportunities for Better Wastewater Plant Control Room Design
David Lee, User Centered Design Services – view abstract
The Lights are on but no one is home: Automation Techniques for un-manned stations
Jeffery S. Blue, Southern Nevada Water System (Nevada, USA) – view abstract
11:30am SCADA System Serviceable Life and Replacement Prioritization with Water and Wastewater Plants in Seminole County, Florida
Jonathan Mitchell, CDM Smith and Tom Owens, Environmental Services Dept, Seminole County (Florida, USA) – view abstract
Security Issues and Best Practices for Water/Wastewater Facilities
Jeff Hayes, Beijer Electronics – view abstract
12:00pm Lunch & Exhibits
1:00pm Owner Specific SCADA Standards – What They Are and Why Should You Have Them
Emile Richard, Portland Water District (Portland, Maine, USA) – view abstract
Trends, Issues, and New Standards for ICS Security
David Mattes, Asguard Networks – view abstract
1:30pm Developing In-House Sewage Pumping Station Design Standards: Streamlining Integration of Pump Stations in Niagara Region
Mark Presti, Provectus, and Ed Van Vliet, Niagara Region Public Works Dept (Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada) – view abstract
Assuring Wastewater System Reliability – Industrial-Grade UPS Power Protection Mitigates Costly Throughput Issues
Michael Stout, Falcon Electric – view abstract
2:00pm Use of Custom Code Generation Tool Allows Municipality to Rigidly Enforce Water/Wastewater SCADA Standards
Bosco Bob Loncar, Regional Municipality of Halton (Ontario, Canada) – view abstract
ISA99 – Security Standards in water treatment plants
Marcelo Teixeira de Azevedo, Alaide Barbosa Martins, and Sergio Takeo Kofuji, Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo, (Sao Paulo, Brazil) – view abstract
2:30pm Poster Session, Coffee & Exhibits
4:00pm Video: A New Type of Process Data – The Benefits of Visualizing Remote Assets
Gregory Santos, Industrial Video and Control – view abstract
So many wireless technologies! Which is the right one for my application?
Don Dickinson, Phoenix Contact – view abstract
4:30pm Reinventing the Role of the SCADA Historian: Distributed Redundancy, Centralized Access
Blair Sooley, Trihedral Engineering – view abstract
SCADA Upgrades at the Jacksonville Beach WWTP: Lessons Learned from automating a 40 year old plant for unattended operations
Chuck Saunders, City of Jacksonville Beach Water Pollution  Control Plane (Florida, USA) and Gary Szilagyi, Archimedes Systems – view abstract
5:00pm Migrating Guelph Wastewater’s Data Monitoring Program To A Web-Based Reporting System – Turning Data into Meaningful Information
Dennis Mutti, Tom DeLaura, Jason Low, Eramosa Engineering, and
Tim Robertson, Gerald Atkinson, Jim Lilley, Wastewater Services City of Guelph (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) – view abstract
Is There an Oversight in UV Reliability: Examining the Critical Role of Reliable Power in UV Disinfection
Grant Van Hemert, Schneider Electric – view abstract
5:30pm General Reception and Cash Bar

Thursday, August 8, 2013

7:00am Breakfast
7:45am Opening Remarks
7:55am Preview of next year’s 2014 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium
8:00am Invited Speaker
The Current State of Cyber Security in Municipal Water Plants
John Cusimano, Director, Security Services Division, exida
& voting member of ISA99 Cyber Security Committee – view abstract
8:45am Guest Speaker
Automation Technology Trends in the Wastewater Sector
Tom DeLaura, Chair, WEF Automation and Information Technology Committee
& vice-president, Eramosa Engineering International – view abstract
9:15am Guest Speaker
Technology Trends and Outlook for the Municipal Water Sector
– Michael Sweeney, Florida Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA)
& Deputy Executive-Director, Toho Water Authority – view abstract
9:45am Coffee Break & Exhibits
  Track 1 Track 2
10:30am Implementation of Solids Retention Time (SRT) Control in Wastewater Treatment
Robert C. Smith, Sarah O. Elger, and Scott Mleziva, Sanitaire – view abstract
Too Many Alarms: Where Do I Begin?
Kevin Patel, Signature Automation – view abstract
11:00am Gaining control of Effluent Residual
Narciso Santiago, EMA – view abstract
Save Time and Money by Designing Effective Interface with Vendor-provided control systems
Amar Hegde and Larry Reynolds, CDM Smith – view abstract
11:30am Know Your Options: Selecting the Right Wireless Communications – Technology for Your Collection & Distribution Systems
Dustin Sayre, EMA – view abstract
Introducing Alarm Management for Packaged Systems – ISA18 Standards Committee – Working Group 7
Graham Nasby, Eramosa Engineering – view abstract
12:00pm Lunch & Exhibits
1:00pm Optimize your Ultrasonic Flow Meter for water & Wastewater applications
Brent Baird, Instruments Direct – view abstract
Simulate Your Way out of a Difficult Real Time Control Problem: Automatically Controlling Gates to Reduce Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs)
Maxym Lachance, Tetra Tech and Sid Lodewyk, City of Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) – view abstract
1:30pm Taking DeNitrification to the Next Level: An Upgrade of Proven Technology with 21st Century I&C
Jaime A. Alba, CDM Smith – view abstract
SCADA Control and Monitoring Of Groundwater Remediation Facilities: Past, Present And Planning For The Future
Obadiah Kilonzo and Kevin Fleming, Carolina Automation Systems – view abstract
2:00pm Model analysis and controller design for aeration of textile industry effluent
Jayakumar Sumathi, Pogalur Ramasamy Theerthagiri and Srinivasan Sundaram, Department of ECE & EIE, PRIST University (Thanjavur, India) – view abstract
Specifying Adjustable Speed Drives for Improved Control and Integration
Tom Schaefer, Rockwell Automation – view abstract
2:30pm The Industrial Internet – Enabling the New Water Operator
Jill Burdette, Lee Jeelum, GE Intelligent Platforms – view abstract
Featured Poster (part of poster session):
Designing NFPA 820 Compliant Monitoring Systems for Wastewater Pumping Stations
Tom Ridgik and Greg Yarberry, CH2M HILL
2:30pm Poster Session, Coffee & Exhibits
4:00pm Risks of Smart Water Applications – Rigorous Risk Assessment of the Adoption of Smart Water Applications
Andreas Hauser, Thomas Stoertkuhl, Klaus Estenfeld, and E. Earl Eiland, TÜV SÜD AG – view abstract
Wireless Technology Opportunities in the Water and Wastewater Sectors
Riz Amanullah, Cooper Bussmann Wireless, EATON – view abstract
4:30pm Smart Water Networks for Operational Efficiency Gains
Brian Heimbigner and Mark Bitto, ABB – view abstract
ISA100 Wireless Development and Certification Process
Penny Chen, Yokogawa – view abstract
5:00pm Using Procedural Automation to Improve Operational Efficiency
Marcus Tennant and Leila Myers, Yokogawa – view abstract
Wireless Mesh Infrastructure Networks for Supporting Water Districts – Data, SCADA and Video Requirements
Matt Selby, Firetide – view abstract
5:30pm
-5:45pm
Closing remarks