WWAC2018 Program Schedule

The symposium program committee is pleased to announce this year’s WWAC2018 program:

(see also alphabetical technical speakers list)

Monday, August 6, 2018

8:00am-4:00pm IACS Cybersecurity Operations & Maintenance: Secure Your Control System (day 1 of 2)*
8:00am-4:00pm Overview of Grounding and Noise Reduction for Control Equipment (1 day)*

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

8:00am-4:00pm IACS Cybersecurity Operations & Maintenance: Secure Your Control System (day 2 of 2)*
8:00am-1:00pm Early Symposium Registration & Badge Pick-Up
1:00pm-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 8, 2018

7:00am Registration, Badge Pick-up, & Breakfast
8:00am Opening Remarks
8:15am Keynote Speaker
HRSD’s Vision for Advanced Water Treatment and Managed Aquifer Recharge in Eastern Virginia, USA:  Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT)
Charles B. Bott, PhD, PE, BCEE – Director of Water Technology and Research, Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) – view abstract
9:00am Invited Speaker
NIST Cybersecurity Framework
Matt Barrett – Program Manager, Cybersecurity Framework, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
9:45am Coffee Break & Exhibits
Track 1 Track 2
10:30am Improve Plant Efficiencies & Reduce Energy Costs with Reliable and Consistent Online Nutrient Monitoring for Biological Wastewater Processes
Jay Mershon – Endress+Hauser
Kelvin Hurdle – Rockwell Automation – view abstract
Incorporating CyberSecurity into Water Utility Master Planning
Umair T. Masud – Rockwell Automation
Kevin M. Morley, PhD – AWWA – view abstract
11:00am Keep Those Bioreactor’s Bugs Happy at Night: WWTP Flow Equalization Using Existing CSO Sites
Maxym Lachance, P.Eng. – Tetra Tech
Abhishek Bhargava, M.Sc., P.Eng. – EPCOR Water Services – view abstract
Cybersecurity Before the Budget
Scott Reynolds, PE, CAP – Johns Manville – view abstract
11:30am Online Organics Monitoring for Rapid Process Control of Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment Operations
Amanda Scott – Suez Water Technologies & Solutions, Analytical Instruments – view abstract
Cybersecurity Certification Programs have Matured
Ted Stewart – exida
Michael Medoff – exida – view abstract
12:00pm Lunch & Exhibits
1:00pm Ultra-Low-Level Turbidity Meters for Determining Continuous Membrane Integrity
Carlos Williams – Hach
Dave N. Commons – Hach
Melody Whiter – Hach
Bob Dabkowski – Hach- view abstract
Leading water utilities who’ve successfully navigated the digital journey to true smart water
Gary Wong, PE, MBA, CPA – OSIsoft – view abstract
1:30pm Pressure Instrumentation Installation Tips for Challenging Applications
David Dlugos – Ashcroft Inc. – view abstract
Where Do Intelligent Water Systems Fit in the Smart City Movement? Insights From The IEEE Smart Cities Technical Community
Amro M. Farid, Ph.D. – Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth
Barry Liner, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE – Water Environment Federation
Amymarie R. Corriveau, CBAP – CDM Smith – view abstract
2:00pm Taking Calibration to the Next Level: Using Documenting Calibrators
Joel Gregory, CCST-III – DC Water
Robert Hopkins, CCST-II – DC Water
Francisco Morales, CCST-II – DC Water – view abstract
Where Do Intelligent Water Systems Fit in the Smart City Movement? Insights From The IEEE Smart Cities Technical Community
Smart Cities Panel Discussion moderated by Barry Liner

Coffee Break & Exhibits

3:30pm Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
Jennifer M. Mansfield, PMP – Rockwell Automation – view abstract
SCADA: Your Most Critical Asset
Dean Ford, CAP, PE – Westin Technology Solutions, LLC – view abstract
4:00pm Crossing the chasm with information integration interoperability and the industrial internet-of-things leveraging the  strategic industry standards
Thomas Burke – OPC Foundation – view abstract
Cloud-Based SCADA Solution to Monitor Storm Water Pumping
G. Mike Stoup, PE – McKim & Creed
Mark Jones, PE – Department of Public Works, City of Virginia Beach
Jason Davis, PE – McKim & Creed – view abstract
4:30pm Advancing national water systems with safe and secure Industrial IoT applications
Goran Novkovic, MSc, ITIL, CQA, CSQE, PEng, APM, PMP – PwC Canada – view abstract
Surge Protection Devices: Feeling lonely, please think about me!
Kalyani Ganesan – Carollo Engineers, Inc
Manoj Yegnaraman, PE – Carollo Engineers, Inc – view abstract
5:00pm General Reception and Cash Bar

Thursday, August 9, 2018

7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Opening Remarks
8:10am Preview of next year’s 2019 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium
8:15am AWWA Guest Speaker
Kevin Morley, PhD – Manager, Federal Relations, AWWA
8:25am WEF Guest Speaker
Barry Liner, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE – Director of WEF’s Water Science & Engineering Center
8:35am Guest Speakers
The 2018 LIFT Intelligent Water Challenge: Using a Challenge Prize to Drive Adoption of Intelligent Water Technology
Tad Slawecki – LimnoTech
Barry Liner, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE – Director of WEF’s Water Science & Engineering Center – view abstract
9:00am Invited Speaker
AWWA-J100 Risk Assessments in the Water Sector
Patricia Lamb – Program Manager, Office of Emergency Management, DC Water – view abstract
9:30am 2017 Water/Wastewater Automatic Control Symposium / Water Wastewater Industry Division Awards
9:45am Coffee Break & Exhibits
Track 1 Track 2
10:30am DC Water’s SCADA Infrastructure Standardization Program – Paving the Way into the Future
Mark Cusac, PE – CDM Smith
Samant Garg, PE – DC Water
Duncan Mukira, PE – DC Water
Matt Lick – CDM Smith
Josh Gelman, PE – CDM Smith – view abstract
Don’t Let Cyber Attacks Leave You “Dead in the Water”
Chris Grove – Indegy – view abstract
11:00am Facility P&ID Drawings: What they are and Why you need them!
Graham Nasby, P.Eng, PMP, CAP – City of Guelph Water Services – view abstract
Secure PHA Review for Managing ICS Risks
Jim Gilsinn – Kenexis – view abstract
11:30am SCADA + Integrated Asset Management = Cost Savings
Alan Hudson – Trihedral Engineering – view abstract
The need to monitor process sensors for security & safety
Joe Weiss – Applied Control Solutions
Andy Pascoe – SIGA OT Solutions
12:00pm Lunch & Exhibits
1:00pm Using DNP3 to Solve Water & Wastewater Remote SCADA Challenges
Philip Aubin – Schneider Electric – Process Automation,
SCADA & Telemetry – view abstract
Why Operational Technology (OT) Deep Packet Inspection is Necessary for Comprehensive SCADA Security
Ben Garber – Ultra Electronics, 3eTI – view abstract
1:30pm Beyond Modbus: Designing SCADA with Other Open SCADA Protocols
Jacob Brodsky, PE – Jacobs, National Security Solutions – view abstract
Cyber Secure & More!
Jason Hamlin – Lynchburg Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant
Carter Farley, PE – InstruLogic LLC – view abstract
2:00pm Need more data for asset management & process improvements? Look in your own back yard
Jason Norris – Phoenix Contact
Dave Eifert – Phoenix Contact – view abstract
Strathcona County Utilities SCADA system upgrade
Mark A Williams, CCST – Strathcona County Utilities – view abstract

Coffee Break & Exhibits

3:00pm Machine Learning for Optimized Plant Operations
James Ruiz – ITG Technologies
Yandy Perez-Ramos – ITG Technologies – view abstract
Implementing E-Logging at Thames Water Utilities
David Dollar – j5 North America
Anthony Tyler – Thames Water Utilities
Jeremy Westwood – j5 International Ltd. – view abstract
3:30pm Extracting Value from Data in Real-time
Oliver Schraa – inCTRL Solutions Inc.
Christian Hübner – ifak e.V.
Nico Suchold – ifak e.V.
Leiv Rieger, PhD, P.Eng. – inCTRL Solutions Inc.
Ivan Miletic – inCTRL Solutions Inc. – view abstract
Summary of the King County, Washington, West Point WWTP Flood of 2017
Brian Lee Mast, PE – Copper Bell Consulting LLC – view abstract
Closing Remarks / Symposium Wrap-Up