WWAC2015 Program Schedule

The symposium program committee is pleased to announce this year’s WWAC2015 program:

(see also alphabetical technical speakers list)

Monday, August 3, 2015

8:00am-4:00pm Asset Management and Enterprise Integration Using the ANSI/ISA95 Standard (day 1 of 2)**

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

8:00am-4:00pm Asset Management and Enterprise Integration Using the ANSI/ISA95 Standard (day 2 of 2)**
8:00am-4:00pm Introduction to the Management of Alarm Systems (1 day)**
12:00pm-12:30pm Early Symposium Registration & Badge Pick-Up
2:30pm-5:00pm Tour of Treatment Plant (transportation provided)***

** Short courses are optional. Separate course registration required.
*** 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 5, 2015

7:00am Registration, Badge Pick-up, & Breakfast
8:00am Opening Remarks
8:15am Keynote Speaker
Water Industry – A Utility Perspective: Challenges to Solutions – Closing the Gap
John S. Young, Jr. P.E., Owner, John S. Young, Jr, LLC – view abstract
9:00am Invited Speaker
Open Secure Automation: Observations for Improved ICS Reliability, Security and Performance
Albert Rooyakkers, Founder, CTO, and VP of Engineering, Bedrock Automation – view abstract
9:45am Coffee Break & Exhibits
Track 1 Track 2
10:30am Migrating to Digital Bus Technology
Hassan Ajami, Process Control & Instrumentation (PCI), and Anil Gosine, Detroit Water & Sewerage Department – view abstract
Effectively Deploying Alarm Management to SCADA Systems
Graham Nasby, P.Eng, PMP, CAP, Eramosa – view abstract
11:00am Challenges and Lessons Learned for the Design and Implementation of Large PROFIBUS Network
Francisco Alcalá, CDM Smith, and James Powell, P.Eng., Siemens Canada Limited – view abstract
Getting the Most from Your SCADA Data
Emile Richard, P.E., Portland Water District- view abstract
11:30am The Ugly Duckling Becomes a SWAN: The Success Story of Anglian Water’s Smart WAter Network
Jeff Miller, P.E., ENV SP, and Ivan Nazzaretto, Schneider Electric – view abstract
Looking for Trouble on OT Networks: Tools and Techniques to Identify Threats to ICS Communications
Bryan L Singer, CISSP, CAP, Kenexis – view abstract
12:00pm Lunch & Exhibits
1:00pm Design Assist – Not Just For Construction Projects: Using Alternative Delivery For SCADA System Replacements
Charles Aycock, City of Roseville, Dean Ford, CAP, PE, Westin Engineering, Inc, and Dave Kubel, PE, Tesco Controls, Inc – view abstract
First – Make A Business Case For Cybersecurity
Don Dickinson, Phoenix Contact – view abstract
1:30pm Southern Nevada Water Systems Controls Upgrade: A Very Large Scale Controls Project
Jeff Blue, CAP, Southern Nevada Water System
Data Diode Cybersecurity Implementation Protects Operations Network and Facilitates Transfer of Operations Information to Business Users
Dennis Lanahan, Owl Computing Technologies – view abstract
2:00pm Making the Case for SCADA Master Planning
Raluca Constantinescu, AquaR, Inc. – view abstract
Demystifying Government-Validated Solutions: Navy Case Study Shows How Critical Infrastructure and Facilities Can Benefit
Frank Ignazzitto, Ultra Electronics, 3eTI – view abstract

Coffee Break & Exhibits

3:45pm Utilizing Instrumentation and Control Tuning for BNR Optimization
Craig Fuller, P.E., AECOM Technology Corporation, Norman Anderson, P.E., Charles Nichols, Polk County – Utilities Division, David Fitzgerald, P.E., D.P. Fitzgerald, Inc, and Donald Schlicht, P.E., Curry Controls Company – view abstract
Achieving Operator Buy-In of High Performance Graphics
Jason Hamlin, City of Lynchburg, and Carter Farley, P.E., InstruLogic Corporation – view abstract
4:15pm On Demand Pump Condition and Optimization
Jeff Miller, P.E., ENV SP, and Brian Hinkle, Schneider Electric – view abstract
No compromises for secure SCADA Communications – even over 3rd Party Networks
Norman Anderson, P.E., Polk County – Utilities Division, and Sokha Hay, Tempered Networks – view abstract
4:45pm Developing a Utility Analysis and Integration Model (UAIM)
Cello Vitasovic, Ph.D., P.E., Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and Barry Liner, Ph.D., P.E., Water Environment Federation – view abstract
WWTP – Lift Station Monitoring & Control: The Process Begins Here
Alan Vance, Endress+Hauser, and Terry Sages, Rockwell Automation – view abstract
5:15pm General Reception and Cash Bar

Thursday, August 6, 2015

7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Opening Remarks
8:10am Preview of next year’s 2016 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium
8:15am Invited Speaker
Situational Awareness – The Next Leap in Industrial Human Machine Interface Design
John Krajewski, Director of Product Management HMI/SCADA, Schneider Electric | Invensys – view abstract
9:00am Guest Speaker
WEF Current News and Trends
Tom DeLaura, P.E., Past Chair, WEF Automation and Information Technology Committee
& Vice-President, Eramosa International – view abstract
9:15am Guest Speaker
AWWA Current News and Trends
Mike Sweeney, Ph.D., P.E., Florida Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA)
& Deputy Executive-Director, Toho Water Authority
9:30am 2014 Water Wastewater Automatic Control Symposium / Water Wastewater Industry Division Awards
9:45am Coffee Break & Exhibits
10:30am Forum Session
The Role of Automation within the Utility of the Future
Moderator: Tom DeLaura, P.E., Chair, WEF Automation and Information Technology Committee & Vice-President, Eramosa International
Panel Members:
Don Dickinson, Senior Business Development Manager – Water Sector, Phoenix Contact
Jeff Miller, PE, ENV SP, Water Solutions Architect, Schneider Electric
Dan Cote, PE, Senior I&C Engineer, McKim & Creed
Barry Liner PE, Director, Water Science & Engineering Center at Water Environment Federation (WEF)
Mike Sweeney PhD PE, Florida Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) & Deputy Executive-Director, Toho Water Authority
12:00pm Lunch & Exhibits
Track 1 Track 2
1:00pm Distributed Network Protocol (DNP3) for Water Systems
Keith Kolkebeck, United Water – view abstract
HMI/SCADA is Key in Preventing Unplanned Downtime
Matthew Wells, GE Intelligent Platforms – view abstract
1:30pm Designing a Wireless Network: Steps / Considerations / Do’s & Don’ts
Patrick Ho, Eaton- view abstract
Are You Disrupting the Control Room?: How to Manage Change and Introduce High Performance HMI Concepts in Practice
Ryan Kowalski, P.E., ARCADIS – view abstract
2:00pm Methodology to Develop Optimum Control Strategies: Controlling Wastewater Plant Inflows
Maxym Lachance, Eng., Tetra Tech and Sreekanth Lalgudi, P.Eng., EPCOR Utilities Inc. – view abstract
All Aboard the SCADA Mothership
Patrick Cooke, Trihedral Engineering – view abstract
2:30pm Coffee Break & Exhibits
3:45pm Benefits of a SCADA Master Plan Framework for Utilities
Manoj Yegnaraman, P.E., Jeff Martin, Carollo Engineers, Inc., and Norman Anderson, P.E., Polk County – Utilities Division – view abstract
Flowmeter Verification in Water/Wastewater Industry
Alan Vance, and Steve Milford, Endress+Hauser – view abstract
4:15pm The ZYX’s of Control Systems
Norman Anderson, P.E., Polk County – Utilities Division
Closing Remarks