Technical Speakers List

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

The program committee is pleased to announce the list technical speakers for this year’s 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium:

(see also program schedule)

Featured Speakers:

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
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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 HMI Handbook”
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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”
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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
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WEF Guest Speaker Automation Technology Trends in the Wastewater Sector
- Tom DeLaura, Chair, WEF Automation and Information Technology Committee
& vice-president, Eramosa Engineering International
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AWWA 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
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Full Technical Speaker List

Taking DeNitrification to the Next Level: An Upgrade of Proven Technology with 21st Century I&C
- Jaime A Alba, CDM Smith
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Process Control
Wireless Technology Opportunities in the Water and Wastewater Sectors
- Riz Amanullah, Cooper Bussmann Wireless (EATON)
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Wireless
A Strategic Approach to SCADA Cyber Security – Water and Wastewater Network Architecture and Segmentation
- Norman Anderson and Bill Phillips, CH2M HILL
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Security
Optimize your Ultrasonic Flow Meter for water & Wastewater applications
- Brent Baird, Instruments Direct
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Instrumentation
The Lights are on but no one is home: Automation Techniques for un-manned stations
- Jeffery S. Blue, Southern Nevada Water System (Nevada, USA)
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Integration
The Industrial Internet – Enabling the New Water Operator
- Jill Burdette and Lee Jellum, GE Intelligent Platforms
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Smart Water
ISA100 Wireless Development and Certification Process
- Penny Chen, Yokogawa
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Wireless
So many wireless technologies! Which is the right one for my application?
- Don Dickinson, Phoenix Contact
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Wireless
Risks of Smart Water Applications – Rigorous Risk Assessment of the Adoption of Smart Water Applications
- Andreas Hauser, Thomas Stoertkuhl, Klaus Estenfeld amd E. Earl Eiland - TÜV SÜD AG
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Smart Water
Security Issues and Best Practices for Water/Wastewater Facilities
- Jeff Hayes, Beijer Electronics
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Security
Save Time and Money by Designing Effective Interface with Vendor-provided control systems
- Amar Hegde and Larry Reynolds, CDM Smith
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Integration
Smart Water Networks for Operational Efficiency Gains
- Brian Heimbigner and Mark Bitto, ABB
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Smart Water
SCADA Control and Monitoring Of Groundwater Remediation Facilities: Past, Present And Planning For The Future
- Obadiah Kilonzo and Kevin Flemming, Carolina Automation Systems
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Integration
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)
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Smart Water
WWTP Operator – The poor cousin? – Opportunities for Better Wastewater Plant Control Room Design
- David Lee, User Centered Design Services
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Human Factors
Use of Custom Code Generation Tool Allows Municipality to Rigidly Enforce Water/Wastewater SCADA Standards
- Bob Loncar, Regional Municipality of Halton (Ontario, Canada)
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Integration
Trends, Issues, and New Standards for ICS Security
- David Mattes, Asguard Networks
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Security
SCADA System Serviceable Life and Replacement Prioritization
- Jonathan Mitchell, CDM Smith and Tom Owens, Environmental Services Dept, Seminole County (Florida, USA)
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Case Study
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
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Case Study
Migrating Guelph Wastewater’s Data Monitoring Program To A Web-Based Reporting System – Turning Data into Meaningful Information
- Dennis Mutti, Tom DeLaura, and Jason Low, Eramosa Engineering; and Tim Robertson, Gerald Atkinson, and Jim Lilley, Wastewater Services City of Guelph (Guelph, Ontario, Canada)
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Smart Water
Introduction to Alarm Management for Packaged Systems and ISA18 Working Group 7
- Graham Nasby, Eramosa Engineering
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Integration
Too Many Alarms: Where Do I Begin?
- Kevin Patel, Signature Automation
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Integration
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)
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Standardization
Owner Specific SCADA Standards – What They Are and Why Should You Have Them
- Emile Richard, Portland Water District (Portland, Maine, USA)
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Standardization
Designing NFPA 820 Compliant Monitoring Systems for Wastewater Pumping Stations
- Tom Ridgik and Greg Yarberry, CH2M HILL
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Integration
Gaining control of Effluent Residual
- Narciso Santiago, EMA
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Process Control
Video: A New Type of Process Data – The Benefits of Visualizing Remote Assets
- Gregory Santos, Industrial Video and Control
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Smart Water
SCADA Upgrades at the Jacksonville Beach WWTP: Lessons Learned from automating a 40 year old plant for unattended operations
- Chuck Saunders, Jacksonville Beach Pollution Control Plant (Florida, USA) and Gary Szilagyi, Archimedes Systems
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Case Study
Know Your Options: Selecting the Right Wireless Communications – Technology for Your Collection & Distribution Systems
- Dustin Sayre, EMA
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Wireless
Specifying Adjustable Speed Drives for Improved Control and Integration
- Tom Schaefer, Rockwell Automation
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Integration
Wireless Mesh Infrastructure Networks for Supporting Water Districts – Data, SCADA and Video Requirements
- Matt Selby, Firetide
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Wireless
Implementation of Solids Retention Time (SRT) Control in Wastewater Treatment
- Robert C. Smith, YSI Incorporated; and Sarah O. Elger and Scott Mleziva, Sanitaire
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Process Control
Reinventing the Role of the SCADA Historian: Distributed Redundancy, Centralized Access
- Blair Sooley, Trihedral Engineering
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Smart Water
Assuring Waste Water System Reliability – Industrial-Grade UPS Power Protection Mitigates Costly Throughput Issues
- Michael A. Stout, Falcon Electric
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Security
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)
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Process Control
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, (San Paulo, Brazil)
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Security
Using Procedural Automation to Improve Operational Efficiency with ISA106
- Marcus Tennant and Leila Myers, Yokogawa
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Standardization
Is There an Oversight in UV Reliability: Examining the Critical Role of Reliable Power in UV Disinfection
- Grant Van Hemert, Schneider Electric
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Security