On Transforming Wastewater Management

By Kevin Patel
Posted July 1, 2014
 

 

The Water Resources Utility of the Future (UOTF) Task Force of industry experts created by National Association of Clean Water Agencies, the Water Environment Federation, and the Water Environment Research Foundation in 2012 identified opportunities and challenges faced by clean water agencies as well as forward-looking solutions, some of which are being implemented today. In fact, the UOTF is transforming both the way traditional wastewater utilities view themselves and how they will manage their operations and relationships with their communities and contributions to local economies. To help water professionals meet those goals, the Water/Wastewater Industries Division of the International Society of Automation,  a key educational, technical, professional development and networking resource for the sector, is gearing up for the 2014 Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium August 5-7, 2014 in Orlando, Fla.

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As part of its outreach activities, the ISA is partnering with the Federation’s Automation and Information Technology Committee to ensure that SCADA and operations professionals in the water sector have a venue to learn about new technology, share ideas, network, and gain valuable educational credits.

 

I’m delighted to note that NEW Water’s Thomas Sigmund, Chair of the Water Resources Utility of the Future Task Force, will deliver this year’s keynote address about the vision for the water resources utility of the future. Two days of expert presentations will explore topics including instrumentation, system integration, automation, plant case studies, new technologies, optimization,
SCADA, HMI, and alarm management techniques. The symposium also has two optional ISA training courses:  a two-day, in-depth troubleshooting instrumentation and control systems course and a one-day course introduction to cybersecurity. Attendees can earn Continuing Education Units and Professional Development Hours by participating in both the educational sessions and these ISA training courses. To register the symposium, just click this link.

 

The WWAC symposium is a joint collaboration of ISA members and staff, as well as industry sponsors and supporting partnerships with leading organizations in addition to WEF, including the Florida section of the American Water Works Association, the Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA) and the Instrument Testing Association. More information is available at www.isawwsymposium.com 

 

Meanwhile, I look forward to seeing you in Orlando! 

 

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Learn about transforming wastewater management at the 2014 Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium August 5-7, 2014 in Orlando, Fla. 

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On Transforming Wastewater Management

By Kevin Patel
Posted July 1, 2014
 

 

The Water Resources Utility of the Future (UOTF) Task Force of industry experts created by National Association of Clean Water Agencies, the Water Environment Federation, and the Water Environment Research Foundation in 2012 identified opportunities and challenges faced by clean water agencies as well as forward-looking solutions, some of which are being implemented today. In fact, the UOTF is transforming both the way traditional wastewater utilities view themselves and how they will manage their operations and relationships with their communities and contributions to local economies. To help water professionals meet those goals, the Water/Wastewater Industries Division of the International Society of Automation,  a key educational, technical, professional development and networking resource for the sector, is gearing up for the 2014 Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium August 5-7, 2014 in Orlando, Fla.

Generic Wastewater Facility

 

As part of its outreach activities, the ISA is partnering with the Federation’s Automation and Information Technology Committee to ensure that SCADA and operations professionals in the water sector have a venue to learn about new technology, share ideas, network, and gain valuable educational credits.

 

I’m delighted to note that NEW Water’s Thomas Sigmund, Chair of the Water Resources Utility of the Future Task Force, will deliver this year’s keynote address about the vision for the water resources utility of the future. Two days of expert presentations will explore topics including instrumentation, system integration, automation, plant case studies, new technologies, optimization,
SCADA, HMI, and alarm management techniques. The symposium also has two optional ISA training courses:  a two-day, in-depth troubleshooting instrumentation and control systems course and a one-day course introduction to cybersecurity. Attendees can earn Continuing Education Units and Professional Development Hours by participating in both the educational sessions and these ISA training courses. To register the symposium, just click this link.

 

The WWAC symposium is a joint collaboration of ISA members and staff, as well as industry sponsors and supporting partnerships with leading organizations in addition to WEF, including the Florida section of the American Water Works Association, the Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA) and the Instrument Testing Association. More information is available at www.isawwsymposium.com 

 

Meanwhile, I look forward to seeing you in Orlando! 

 

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 /uploadedImages/Blogs/Authors/Kevin Patel 150x226.jpgKevin Patel is the general chair of the 2014 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium. He is also senior member of the International Society of Automation (ISA), and Director-elect of the ISA’s water/wastewater division. Mr. Patel is a contributing member of several international standards committees including ISA18, ISA101, ISA105, and ISA106. He frequently writes for a variety of industry publications, and is co-founder, vice president and senior automation engineer with Signature Automation.