List of Technical Speakers Announced for 2014 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium

2014wastewaterplantThe symposium committee is pleased to announce the list of technical speakers for the 2014 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium. This year’s symposium will have a total of 33 speakers, who will be presenting their talks over the course of 2 days. The symposium will have two speaking rooms, so that attendees can select which presentations to attend based on their interests.

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Of the 33 speakers, the symposium includes one keynote address, two invited speakers and two guest speakers. This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Thomas W. Sigmund, P.E. from NEW Water, the brand of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District. His talked entitled “A Vision for the Water Resources Utility of the Future,” introduces the Water Resources Utility of the Future (UOTF) and the role automation will play.

Invited speakers at this year’s symposium also include Don Lovell, who will will discuss troubleshooting skills for instrumentation and control systems. This presentation will develop the critical need for instilling the basic troubleshooting template into the daily plant operations.

This year’s symposium will include a Technical Forum Session where an open discussion will be held on the topic of The Role of Automation within the Utility of the Future. The session will be moderated by Tom DeLaura, P.E. and will include panel members Tom Sigmund, P.E., Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy, Ph.D., Barry Liner, P.E., David Henry, P.E., and Mike Sweeney, Ph.D., P.E.

The 2014 symposium will also also continue the ISA’s tradition of including guest speakers from the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA).  Tom DeLaura, P.E., who is chair of the WEF Automation and Info Tech  Committee, will deliver a talk about current news and trends in WEF. Mike Sweeney, Ph.D., P.E., will deliver a talk about current news and trends in AWWA.

Topics addressed by the 2014 symposium technical program include: Automation, Instrumentation, Human Factors, Standardization, Security, Process Control, Smart Water, Wireless, Case Studies and several other SCADA-related topics.  The symposium is an excellent opportunity to sharpen your technical skills, learn about industry trends, network with professionals on your sector, and earn valuable CEUs/PDHs to support your professional qualifications.

Online registration for the symposium is now available. Register now to get the early-bird discount.

About Kevin Patel

2016 Water/Wastewater Industry Division Director ---- Kevin Patel, PE, MBA is an automation engineer and partner at Signature Automation, which is an automation engineering firm that focuses on system integration, data visualization, and SCADA planning. Signature Automation's core market is within water and wastewater. Contact Kevin Patel at: