Visit WEFTEC 2015 to hear “Highlights of ISA Water/Wastewater Symposium” Sept 26-30 in Chicago

WEFTEC-logo-whiteThe symposium committee is pleased to announced that three of the top speakers at this year’s 2015 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium will also be presenting their talks at WEFTEC 2015 this fall. WEFTEC 2013 is taking place at the McCormick Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA from Sept 26-30, 2015

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:

508 ISA Alarm Management for Operators: Leverage Your SCADA Systems With High Performance HMIs and Alarm Management
“Highlights from the 2015 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls symposium”

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
9:00am to 10:30am
Exhibit Hall Room 5478 – accessible from the exhibit floor
WEFTEC 2015 – Chicago, Illinois, USA

The session will be moderated by:

  • Tom DeLaura, Chair, WEF Automation and Info Tech Committee
  • Graham Nasby, Director, ISA Water/Wastewater Division

Speaker #1:
“Effectively Deploying Alarm Management to SCADA Systems: How to realize the benefits of ISA-18.2 in systems that were never designed for it
— Graham Nasby, Eramosa

Speaker #2:
“The Art of the HMI is Changing: Migrating an Existing HMI Application for Situational Awareness”
— Kevin Patel, Signature Automation

Speaker #3:
“Achieving Operator Buy-In of High Performance Graphics: lessons learned in Lynchburg, VA”
— Jason Hamlin, City of Lynchburg VA, and Carter Farley, Instrulogic

WEFTEC Session Description:

A special session focused applying High Performance HMIs and Alarm Management to SCADA/DCS systems in the wastewater sector. The session highlights three top papers from the 2015 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium, which was held August 4-6, 2015 in Orlando FL USA. 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 WEFTEC 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:

Graham Nasby photoGraham Nasby, P.Eng, PMP, CAP is a senior I&C Engineer with Eramosa, who works extensively in the municipal water and wastewater sectors. His areas of expertise include instrumentation, control systems design, electrical design, project execution and plant start-ups. Nasby is an alarm management subject matter expert, and a voting member of the ISA-18 alarm management standards committee. He is also a certified Functional Safety Engineer for Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) by TUV Rheinland. In 2013, he received the ISA’s society-level Technical Division Leader of the Year award for his contributions to the municipal water/wastewater sector. Graham currently lives in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Contact:

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