Special “Highlights of 2013 ISA WWAC Symposium” session at WEFTEC 2013 on Oct 9, 2013 in Chicago

WEFTEC-logo-whiteThe symposium committee is pleased to announced that three of the top speakers at this year’s 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium will also be presenting their talks at WEFTEC 2013 this fall.  WEFTEC 2013 is taking place in Chicago, Illinois form Oct 5-9, 2013

Thanks to our partnership with the WEF Automation and Info Tech committee, the following speakers will also be speaking at WEFTEC this year as part of special featured session entitled:

“Highlights from the 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls symposium”
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
9:00am to 10:30am  (note the revised time)
Room 367 – accessible from the exhibit floor
WEFTEC 2013 – Chicago, Illinois, USA

The session will be moderated by:

  • Tom DeLaura, Chair, WEF Automation and Info Tech Committee.
  • Kevin Patel, Director-elect, ISA Water/Wastewater Division

Speaker #1: Too Many Alarms: Where do I begin?”
Kevin Patel, Signature Automation – view abstract

Speaker #2: Implementation of Solids Retention Time (SRT) Control in Wastewater Treatment
Robert Smith, Xylem Inc: YSI Incorporated, Sarah Elger and Scott Mleziva, Xylem Inc: Sanitaire Products – view abstract

Speaker #3: Migrating Guelph Wastewater’s Data Monitoring Program To A Web-Based Reporting System
David Chamberlin, Eramosa Engineering – view abstract


Session Description:

A special technical session showcasing three of the top speakers from the 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium, which was held August 6-8, 2013. The WEF Automation and Information Technology Committee has partnered with the ISA to present this niche ISA symposium which takes place during the first week of August each year. This WEFTEC feature session provides WEFTEC attendees the opportunity to listen to three of the best speakers from this joint ISA-WEF event.

About the ISA WWAC Symposium:

Now in its eighth year, the ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium offers a unique opportunity for automation, instrumentation and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) professionals in the water and wastewater sectors to share ideas, network and earn continuing education credits.

The 2013 ISA WWAC Symposium is a three-day event that focuses on the challenges associated with providing reliable, secure and cost-efficient automation for the world’s municipal water/wastewater infrastructure. The gathering features two full days of technical speakers/presentations, networking events, a poster session, and a supplier showcase. This 2013 program also includes an optional tour of a local water treatment facility, and two optional short courses on SCADA cyber security and flow meter section/sizing.  More information about the symposium www.wwac2016.isawaterwastewater.com

Session Details

  • Highlights of the 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium
  • Wed, October 9, 2013 from 9:00am-10:30am (Session 509)
  • Room 367 – Technical Session room
  • Location: Speaking room in the exhibit area (all WEFTEC attendees can attend, including “exhibit hall only” attendees)
  • WEFTEC 2013, Oct 5-9, McCormick Place South, Chicago, Illinois, USA

About the Moderators

TomDeLauraTom DeLaura, PE is an active member of AWWA and WEF at the national and local levels, currently serving as Chair of the WEF Automation & Information Technology Committee.  With 38 years of experience, he has extensive experience with water utilities, and has worked in all facets of automation associated with water/wastewater systems, from pipe and plant to the boardroom. He has written and presented on numerous topics of interest to the water and wastewater industry, been involved in industry research projects, and has received awards from the industry for his dedication and service. Tom is vice president of Eramosa’s US operations. Contact: tom.delaura@eramosa.com

KevinPatelKevin Patel, PE, MBA is the current Director-elect of the ISA Water/Wastewater Industries Division, and the Assistant Chair of this year’s 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium. Next year, Mr. Patel will assume the role of general symposium chair for the upcoming 2014 ISA WWAC Symposium.  He is Texas-Registered Professional Engineer and Vice President of Signature Automation. Mr. Patel received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas. He has more than 10 years experience in automation planning, design, programming and commissioning of water treatment, water distribution, pumping stations, and wastewater treatment. He is a current member of ISA101, ISA105, ISA106, and ISA18 related to HMI, testing, automation, and alarming.  Contact: knpatel@sig-auto.com

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 www.grahamnasby.com