WWAC2016 Program Schedule

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

Onsite Program Booklet

For next year’s symposium:

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)
8:30am-4:30pm Intelligent Water Systems Knowledge Development Forum 2016  (day 2 of 2)
2:00pm-6:00pm Tour of Treatment Plant (SeaWorld)

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
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9:00am Invited Speaker
ISA 101: Human Machine Interfaces for Process
Greg Lehmann, Process Automation Technical Manager, AECOM
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9:45am Coffee Break & Exhibits
Track 1 Track 2
10:30am Operational Blindspots: Why Securing Critical Infrastructure Starts with Improved Visibility
Mille Gandelsman, Indegy
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Energy Savings while Eliminating Fugitive Emissions
Thomas Hoven, CH2M Hill
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11:00am Designing ISA 62443 Cybersecurity compliant Virtual Machine (VM) architectures
Kenneth Frische, AE Solutions
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What Are We Going to Do with All This Data?
James H. Black, Ph.D, Braincube NA
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11:30am What I learned in a decade deploying firewalls on control systems
Joe Page, and Michael H. Firstenberg, Waterfall Security Solutions
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Dean Ford, P.E., CAP, Westin Engineering, Inc.
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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
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Embracing Change: Using High Performance Graphics to Improve Operations – A Case Study
Jonathan Mitchell, P.E., CDM Smith
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1:30pm CyberSecurity – What do I Need to Do?
Richard Witucki, Schneider Electric
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Leveraging Ethernet and process control technology advancements to extend critical asset life
Stephen Liebrecht, Rockwell Automation
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2:00pm Cybersecurity – Going Beyond Protection
Don Dickinson, Phoenix Contact
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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
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Coffee Break & Exhibits

3:45pm Cybersecurity: How much is enough
Michael H. Firstenberg, Waterfall Security Solutions
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The Lego Principle – Modular Approach to Water Processing Control & Automation
Craig Correia, Festo Corporation
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4:15pm Utility Success Story – Integrated System Architecture
Biren Saparia, Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), and Hassan Ajami, Process Control & Instrumentation (PCI)
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Measuring Gravity Sewer Flow Accurately
Albert J. Royster, Doctor Septic
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4:45pm Practical SCADA Cyber Security Lifecycle Steps
Jim McGlone, GICSP, Kenexis
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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)
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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.
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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
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9:15am Guest Speaker
Water Sector Approach to Cybersecurity
Kevin M. Morley, PhD., Security & Preparedness Program Manager, American Water Works Association (AWWA)
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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
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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.
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Lowering Lifecycle Costs with Intelligent Motor Control Centers
Jeff M. Miller, P.E., Schneider Electric
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1:30pm Water Industry Cyber Security Trends and Tools
Stephen Liebrecht, Rockwell Automation
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Using Data Analytics to Monitor and Reduce Energy Consumption
Stephen Wortendyke, Black & Veatch
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2:00pm Alarms Management in Utility-wide SCADA Systems
Alan Hudson, Trihedral
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Wireless Flexible Peer-To-Peer SCADA
Robert J Shull, P.E., CAP, Custom Controls Unlimited, Inc.
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2:30pm Coffee Break & Exhibits
3:45pm Fieldbus Implementation at a Wastewater Treatment Plant
Robert J. Dusza, Jr., Manchester Water & Sewer
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Centralized Control System Architecture
Hassan Ajami, Process Control & Instrumentation (PCI), and Anil Gosine, Detroit Water & Sewerage Department
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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.
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Calibration Evolution and Revolution-A Case History
Chris Caglioti, City of Cape Coral Florida, North RO Plant
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Closing Remarks