Symposium enjoys Record Attendance

Over 165 instrumentation, automation and SCADA professionals came to a packed house to share ideas, learn, and network.

35+ professionals from water/wastewater utilities attended full-day cyber security course.

Attendance numbers were more than triple that of past years, thanks to partnerships with WEF, Florida AWWA, Florida WEA, National Rural Water Association, and Orange County Utilities.

Over 30 technical presentations and speakers. CEUs and PDHs certificates for all attendees.

 Save the date for next year: August 6-8, 2013 in Orlando, Florida

2012 Exhibitors and Sponsors

Symposium Exhibit Hall Packed

Symposium attendees enjoyed full catered breakfasts and lunches in the exhibit hall.

We thank our exhibitor and sponsor partners for their support of the symposium.

The Exhibitor and Sponsorship Prospectus for the 2013 symposium is now available.

Save the date for next year: August 6-8, 2013 in Orlando, Florida

 

Symposium Program Announced

including Full Abstracts & Speaker Bios

Over 25 technical papers and presentations.

  • Keynote on Asset management
  • Guest speaker from WEF Automation and Info Tech Committee
  • Guest speaker from Florida AWWA
  • Invited speakers on high performance HMIs and cybersecurity
  • Short-course on SCADA and Automation cyber security

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Symposium Program Announced!

Over 25 technical papers and presentations.

Download and View the 8-page full color symposium brochure.

  • Keynote on Asset management
  • Guest speaker from WEF Automation and Info Tech Committee
  • Guest speaker from Florida AWWA
  • Invited speakers on high performance HMIs and cybersecurity
  • Short-course on SCADA and Automation cyber security

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Celine Hyer, WWAC2012 Keynote Speaker

Asset Management Keynote

Facing Utility Challenges: Managing Risk and Addressing Aging Infrastructure Needs.
Celine Hyer, Principal from Malcolm Pirnie/ARCADIS

Hyer is a principal consultant with Red Oak Division of Malcolm Pirnie/ARCADIS in Tampa, Florida, where she leads the asset management practice for the South.

She is currently leading asset management projects throughout the United States for medium and large utilities including New York City Dept. of Environmental Protection, Dallas Water Utility, Lee County Utilities, and Toho Water Authority.  .

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Invited Speaker: SCADA & Automation Cybersecurity

Internationally recognized cybersecurity expert Bryan Singer will be presenting an invited talk on applying the ISA99 security standards to SCADA and automation networks.

Bryan is the founding chairman of the ISA99, Industrial Automation and Control Systems Security Standards Committee.   He is also the instructor for our optional full-day course on SCADA & Automation Security.

Come to WWAC 2012 to find out about how to secure your SCADA systems and networks.

Read about Bryan’s cybersecurity seminar

Invited Speaker: Designing High Performance HMIs

Industry veteran Bill Hollifield will be presenting our invited talk on high performance HMIs (human machine interfaces).

Bill is a voting member of the ISA18 alarm management standards committee, active member of the ISA101 HMI standards committee, as well as being active with standards committees with EEMUA, EPRI, and API.

Come to WWAC 2012 to find out about how to implement highly effective HMIs.

Read about Bill’s HMI seminar

Earn PDUs and CEUs

Attendees can earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from attending the sessions and the ISA training course on Automation/SCADA Security.

Engaging in continuing education and professional development is an ongoing requirement for many professional designations, certifications and licenses.

Attend the symposium to help satisfy your credential’s and your employer’s continuing education requirements.

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Learn about Automation Security

Full day Training course on Aug 7, 2012 = 0.7 CEUs

As part of WWAC 2012, we are offering an optional full-day short course on Automation and SCADA Security. Taught by industry leader Bryan Singer, the course give you the tools to assess security at your facilities.

Security for Automation, SCADA and DCS systems is a hot topic in our sector. Earn CEUs and learn how to protect your facilities!

Read about the full-day security course

Symposium Brochure Released!

Download and View the 8-page full color symposium brochure.

Over 25 technical papers and presentations.

High quality professional development for plant operations, maintenance and engineering personnel, as well as engineers, programmers and system integrators.

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Registration now Open!

Attendees can earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from attending the sessions and the ISA training course.

2.5 days of professional development for only $400!
(Discounts for ISA, AWWA and WEF members)

High quality professional development for plant operations, maintenance and engineering personnel, as well as engineers, programmers and system integrators.

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Affordable Professional Development

Attendees can earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from attending the sessions and the ISA training course on Automation/SCADA Security.

2.5 days of professional development for only $400!
(Discounts for ISA, AWWA and WEF members)

Employers: Send your plant operations, instrumentation and automation staff for continuing education.

Individuals: Attend the symposium to help satisfy your employer’s and credential’s continuing education requirements.

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Local Water Treatment Plant Tour

Attendees have the option of signing up for a tour of the Orange County water utility’s newest water treatment facility:

Orange County Utilities
Southern Regional Water Supply Facility (SRWSF)

This fully-automated state-of-the-art facility uses innovative technology to treat sulfide-containing ground water for municipal use.

Read about the Plant Tour…

Meet the Program Committee

The program committee chair for this year’s symposium is Joe Provenazno who has over 50 years of experience int he water/wastewater sector.

Joe is heading up a dedicated committee of seasoned professionals from public utilities, private sector service providers, engineering firms, consultants, and national level vendors to select this year’s symposium program

Meet the Program Committee

What attendees are saying...

I would like to encourage anyone who has the chance to attend the next symposium – whether as an attendee or a presenter – and get a fresh perspective on the issues you face every day.  Maybe even share your experience with others. You’ll be glad you did.

– Matt Phillips (participant from Canada)

I found the WWAC Symposium…to be extremely informative and useful. As a water/wastewater instrumentation and controls engineer based in the Northeast, I appreciated the insight of others working in the same field from around the country, as the industry in my area can sometimes feel very insulated. The opportunity to share thoughts and ideas with those individuals, and attend presentations about topics that I tackle on a daily basis was priceless. The different perspectives and methods to solving problems provided me inspiration to approach projects from a different direction and will directly benefit my clients in both the short- and long-term

– Jon Grant

In the 2011 WWAC Symposium…we learnt the importance in developing SCADA standards where to describe all the needs of our user groups, the final clients expectations and the organizational goals.  We have started to implement our own SCADA Standards, nowadays we are in the position to clearly  define what we want.

– Giancarlo Osorio Osorio (participant from Mexico)

All of the WWAC Symposia I have attended have always been very informative and excellent networking opportunities.  Plant managers, technicians and engineers have received an abundance of information regarding state-of-the-art I&C technology directly related to timely Water &Wastewater applications. The presentations have been awesome.  I’m looking forwarding to this year’s symposium.

– Michael Fedenyszen

The Alarm Management Course offered at the 2011 WWAC Symposium has provided us with important information to setup an Alarm Philosophy for both the Water and Wastewater SCADA Systems. This will provide a template for future work by System Integrators that will have to be followed and provide consistent information for the operators. It was one of the best courses that I have taken in awhile.  I’m looking forward to the full-day Automation/SCADA Security short course  they will be offering along with this year’s 2012 WWAC Symposium!

– Bob Dusza

The 2011 ISA WWAC symposium was my first and I found it very enjoyable and useful. It covered topics directly related to current water/wastewater issues such as commissioning and SCADA. The get-togethers at lunch and afterwards allowed me to meet people in my industry and discuss common issues with my industry peers.  One of the great benefits is that it provides a venue to share experiences and advice that is relevant to our water/wastewater sector.  I am looking forward to attending the WWAC symposium again in 2012.

– Wally Ingham