Program Schedule

The symposium program committee is pleased to announce this year’s WWAC2016 program:

(see also alphabetical technical speakers list)

Monday, August 1, 2016

8:00am-4:00pm Using the ISA/IEC 62443 Standards to Secure Your Control System (day 1 of 2)**
8:00am-4:00pm Application of Industrial Wireless Systems (1 day)**
1:00pm-5:00pm Intelligent Water Systems Knowledge Development Forum 2016  (day 1 of 2)***

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

8:00am-4:00pm Using the ISA/IEC 62443 Standards to Secure Your Control System (day 2 of 2)**
12:00pm-12:30pm Early Symposium Registration & Badge Pick-Up
8:30am-4:30pm Intelligent Water Systems Knowledge Development Forum 2016  (day 2 of 2)***
2:00pm-6:00pm Tour of Treatment Plant (transportation provided)***

** Short courses are optional. Separate course registration required.
*** Water Environment Federation Forum in cooperation with ISA – Details can be found at .
**** Limited capacity on tour. Tour bus leaves from hotel lobby. Invitations will be sent out 3 weeks prior to tour to registered symposium attendees. RSVP required.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

7:00am Registration, Badge Pick-up, & Breakfast
8:00am Opening Remarks
8:15am Keynote Speaker
It’s Not Just a Job – It’s Your Passion!
Steven D. Drew, Director of Water Resources Department, City of Greensboro, North Carolina – view abstract
9:00am Invited Speaker
ISA 101: Human Machine Interfaces for Process
Greg Lehmann, Process Automation Technical Manager, AECOM – view abstract
9:45am Coffee Break & Exhibits
Track 1 Track 2
10:30am Operational Blindspots: Why Securing Critical Infrastructure Starts with Improved Visibility
Mille Gandelsman, Indegy – view abstract
Energy Savings while Eliminating Fugitive Emissions
Thomas Hoven, CH2M Hill – view abstract
11:00am Designing ISA 62443 Cybersecurity compliant Virtual Machine (VM) architectures
Kenneth Frische, AE Solutions – view abstract
What Are We Going to Do with All This Data?
James H. Black, Ph.D, Braincube NA – view abstract
11:30am What I learned in a decade deploying firewalls on control systems
Joe Page, and Michael H. Firstenberg, Waterfall Security Solutions – view abstract
Dean Ford, P.E., CAP, Westin Engineering, Inc. – view abstract
12:00pm Lunch & Exhibits
1:00pm Data Diode Cybersecurity Implementation Protects SCADA Network and Facilitates Transfer of Operations Information to Business Users
Ron Mraz, Owl Computing Technologies – view abstract
Embracing Change: Using High Performance Graphics to Improve Operations – A Case Study
Jonathan Mitchell, P.E., CDM Smith – view abstract
1:30pm CyberSecurity – What do I Need to Do?
Richard Witucki, Schneider Electric – view abstract
Leveraging Ethernet and process control technology advancements to extend critical asset life
Stephen Liebrecht, Rockwell Automation – view abstract
2:00pm Cybersecurity – Going Beyond Protection
Don Dickinson, Phoenix Contact – view abstract
CASE Study for the Replacement of a Distribution SCADA System
Dean Foote, P.E., Terry Draper, P.E., PMP, EMA, Inc., and John J. Mogavero, Erie County Water Authority – view abstract

Coffee Break & Exhibits

3:45pm Cybersecurity: How much is enough
Michael H. Firstenberg, Waterfall Security Solutions – view abstract
The Lego Principle – Modular Approach to Water Processing Control & Automation
Craig Correia, Festo Corporation – view abstract
4:15pm Utility Success Story – Integrated System Architecture
Biren Saparia, Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), and Hassan Ajami, Process Control & Instrumentation (PCI) – view abstract
Measuring Gravity Sewer Flow Accurately
Albert J. Royster,  – view abstract
4:45pm Practical SCADA Cyber Security Lifecycle Steps
Jim McGlone, GICSP, Kenexis – view abstract
Meeting the Requirements of NFPA 820, Standard for Fire Protection in Wastewater Treatment and Collection Facilities
Paul J. McGuire, P.E. The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) – view abstract
5:15pm General Reception and Cash Bar

Thursday, August 4, 2016

7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Opening Remarks
8:10am Preview of next year’s 2017 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium
8:15am Invited Speaker
Applying the Automation Competency Model
Dean Ford, P.E., CAP, Executive Vice President, Westin Engineering, Inc., – view abstract
8:45am Guest Speaker
Demystifying Cyber Attacks on ICS: How They Work and How to Use Engineered and Cyber Layer of Protections
Bryan L. Singer, CISSP, CAP, Principal Investigator, Kenexis – view abstract
9:15am Guest Speaker
Water Sector Approach to Cybersecurity
Kevin M. Morley, PhD., Security & Preparedness Program Manager, American Water Works Association (AWWA) – view abstract
9:30am 2015 Water Wastewater Automatic Control Symposium / Water Wastewater Industry Division Awards
9:45am Coffee Break & Exhibits
10:30am Guest Speaker
AWWA Current News and Trends
Michael Sweeney, Ph.D., Deputy Executive Director, Toho Water Authority – view abstract
11:00am Workshop Session
Asset Management
Moderator and Speaker: Tom DeLaura, P.E., Chair, WEF Automation and Information Technology Committee, DeLaura Consulting, LLC
Panel Members:
Don Dickinson, Phoenix Contact,
Jeff M. Miller, Ph.D., Schneider Electric,
Michael Sweeney, P.E., Toho Water Authority
12:00pm Lunch & Exhibits
Track 1 Track 2
1:00pm System-Wide SCADA Documentation to Prepare for Disaster Recovery
G. Mike Stoup, P.E., McKim & Creed, Inc.- view abstract
Lowering Lifecycle Costs with Intelligent Motor Control Centers
Jeff M. Miller, P.E., Schneider Electric – view abstract
1:30pm Water Industry Cyber Security Trends and Tools
Stephen Liebrecht, Rockwell Automation – view abstract
Using Data Analytics to Monitor and Reduce Energy Consumption
Stephen Wortendyke, Black & Veatch – view abstract
2:00pm Alarms Management in Utility-wide SCADA Systems
Alan Hudson, Trihedral – view abstract
Wireless Flexible Peer-To-Peer SCADA
Robert J Shull, P.E., CAP, Custom Controls Unlimited, Inc. – view abstract
2:30pm Coffee Break & Exhibits
3:45pm Fieldbus Implementation at a Wastewater Treatment Plant
Robert J. Dusza, Jr., Manchester Water & Sewer – view abstract
Centralized Control System Architecture
Hassan Ajami, Process Control & Instrumentation (PCI), and Anil Gosine, Detroit Water & Sewerage Department – view abstract
4:15pm Designing a Control Strategy to Automate a Solids Handling Process in a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)
Brent Mitchell, P.Eng., Dave Shook and Associates Ltd., and Sreekanth Lalgudi, M.Sc. P.Eng. PMP, CAP, EPCOR Water Services Inc. – view abstract
Calibration Evolution and Revolution-A Case History
Chris Caglioti, City of Cape Coral Florida, North RO Plant – view abstract
Closing Remarks