WEFTEC 2013 Makes History with Record-Setting Attendance and Exhibition – ISA was there!

WEFTEC-logo-whiteThe “Highlights from the 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium” which took place Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 9:00am to 10:30am in Chicago, Illinois, USA was a hit.

A record number of 22,589 registrants and 971 companies using 297,400
net square feet of exhibit space has designated WEFTEC 2013–the Water
Environment Federation’s (WEF’s) 86th Annual Technical Exhibition and
Conference–as the largest in the organization’s 86-year history. The symposium committee is pleased to announced that three of the top speakers at this year’s 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium presented their talks at WEFTEC 2013.

Thanks to our partnership with the WEF Automation and Info Tech committee, the following ISA speakers presented at WEFTEC this year:

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 showcased 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 provided WEFTEC attendees the opportunity to listen to three of the best speakers from this joint ISA-WEF event.

The session was moderated by:

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

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: knpatel@sig-auto.com.