Photos of WWAC2013 awards for best paper, presentation and poster being presented at the 2014 symposium

Congratulations to our award winners from the 2013 symposium for Best Paper, Best Presentation and Best Poster. The Awards were given out at the 2014 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium.

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The wards  for best paper, best presentation and best poster from last year’s 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium are as follows.  These award winners were selected based on input from symposium attendees and the program committee.


1st      Taking DeNitrification to the Next Level: An Upgrade of Proven Technology with 21st Century I&C – Jaime A. Alba, CDM Smith

2nd     WWTP Operator: The poor cousin? Opportunities for Better Wastewater Plant Control Room Design – David Lee, User Centered Design Services

3rd     A Strategic Approach to SCADA Cyber Security: Water and Wastewater Network Architecture and Segmentation – Norman Anderson and Bill Phillips, CH2M HILL

Honorable Mention    Smart Water Networks for Operational Efficiency Gains – Brian Heimbigner and Mark Bitto, ABB


1st     Reinventing the Role of the SCADA Historian: Distributed Redundancy, Centralized Access – Blair Sooley, Trihedral Engineering

2nd     Owner Specific SCADA Standards: What They Are and Why Should You Have Them –Emile Richard, Portland Water District (Portland, Maine, USA

3rd     Is There an Oversight in UV Reliability? Examining the Critical Role of Reliable Power in UV Disinfection –Grant Van Hemert, Schneider Electric

Honorable Mention   Gaining Control of Effluent Residual – Narciso Santiago, EMA


1st     Designing NFPA 820 Compliant Monitoring Systems for Wastewater Pumping Stations – Tom Ridgik and Greg Yarberry, CH2M HILL