Awards Presented at WWAC2016 Symposium – awards for previous year’s best paper & best presentation

After each symposium, the program committee gets together to select the year’s best papers and presentations. In addition to symposium awards, each year the division committee awards one or two volunteer awards. The winners are then presented an award plaque, provided a reduced attendance rate for the following year, and announced during the following symposium. On behalf of the ISA Water/Wastewater Industry Division and the Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium committees, I am extremely pleased to announce our award winners from the 2015 Symposium.

Awards plaques will be presented at our 2016 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Sympoisum:

2015 Symposium: Prizes for Best Paper

1st Prize: “All Aboard the SCADA Mothership”
– Patrick Cooke
2nd Prize: “First – Make a Business Case for Cybersecurity”
– Don Dickinson
3rd Prize: “Challenges and Lessons Learned for the Design and Implementation of Large PROFIBUS Network”
– Francisco Alcalá, PE and James Powell, P.Eng.


2015 Symposium: Prizes for Best Presentation

1st Prize: “Getting the Most from Your SCADA Data”
– Emile Richard, CCST
2nd Prize “Achieving Operator Buy-In of High Performance Graphics: Lessons Learned In Lynchburg, Virginia”
– Jason Hamlin and Carter Farley, PE
3rd Prize: “Why HMI/SCADA is Key in Preventing Unplanned Downtime”
– Matthew Wells

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