Awards for Best Paper, Best Poster & Best Presentation from WWAC2013 Announced

The symposium committee is pleased to announce the awards for best papers, best presentation and best poster from the recently held 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium.  These award winners were selected based on input from symposium attendees and the program committee.


1st      Taking DeNitrification to the Next Level: An Upgrade of Proven Technology with 21st Century I&C – Jaime A. Alba, CDM Smith

2nd     WWTP Operator: The poor cousin? Opportunities for Better Wastewater Plant Control Room Design – David Lee, User Centered Design Services

3rd     A Strategic Approach to SCADA Cyber Security: Water and Wastewater Network Architecture and Segmentation – Norman Anderson and Bill Phillips, CH2M HILL

Honorable Mention    Smart Water Networks for Operational Efficiency Gains – Brian Heimbigner and Mark Bitto, ABB


1st     Reinventing the Role of the SCADA Historian: Distributed Redundancy, Centralized Access – Blair Sooley, Trihedral Engineering

2nd     Owner Specific SCADA Standards: What They Are and Why Should You Have Them –Emile Richard, Portland Water District (Portland, Maine, USA

3rd     Is There an Oversight in UV Reliability? Examining the Critical Role of Reliable Power in UV Disinfection –Grant Van Hemert, Schneider Electric

Honorable Mention   Gaining Control of Effluent Residual – Narciso Santiago, EMA


1st     Designing NFPA 820 Compliant Monitoring Systems for Wastewater Pumping Stations – Tom Ridgik and Greg Yarberry, CH2M HILL


Our 2013 Symposium award winners will be recognized in person at a ceremony that will be held as part of our 2014 symposium on August 5-7, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. The winners will each be presented with a personalized award plaque to recognize their achievement. A news release will also be issued shortly at

About GrahamNasby

Graham Nasby, P.Eng., PMP, CAP is a project manager and automation engineer who lives in Guelph, Ontario Canada where he is the Water SCADA & Security Specialist for the City of Guelph Waterworks. Graham was the chair of the 2012 and 2013 ISA water/wastewater symposiums, and is currently the editor of the ISA Water/Wastewater newsletter. He can be contacted at