Awards for Best Paper, Best Poster & Best Presentation from WWAC2013 Announced

The symposium committee is pleased to announce the awards for best papers, best presentation and best poster from the recently held 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium.  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


Our 2013 Symposium award winners will be recognized in person at a ceremony that will be held as part of our 2014 symposium on August 5-7, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. The winners will each be presented with a personalized award plaque to recognize their achievement.

About GrahamNasby

2013 General Symposium Chair ---- Graham Nasby, P.Eng., PMP is a senior I&C (instrumentation & control) engineer with Eramosa Engineering Inc. He is also a senior member of the ISA and active on several international standard committees including ISA18, ISA99, ISA101, ISA105 and IEC/TC65. Eramosa is a client focused consulting firm that specializes in SCADA, I&C, Electrical, IT, Business Continuity and Asset Management, and has extensive experience with the municipal water and wastewater sectors. Contact: [email protected]

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