Welcome Messages

  • Graham Nasby – General Symposium Chair
  • Joe Provenzano – Program Committee Chair
  • Jon DiPietro – Director, ISA Water/Wastewater Industries Division
  • Rick S. Ratcliffe – Florida Section of the AWWA
  • Paul Pinault – Florida Water Environment Association
  • Barry Liner – WEF Water Science & Engineering Center

General Symposium Chair

Graham Nasby, General Symposium Chair

It is my pleasure to welcome you to our 2012 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium. Now in its seventh year and with record attendance numbers, I am pleased to announce that this year is our most successful symposium ever.

Thanks to our strong partnerships with the WEF Automation and Info Tech Committee, the Florida Section of the AWWA, and the Florida Water Environment Association, we have tailored this year’s conference specifically to the needs of automation professionals in the water and wastewater sectors.  I would also like to thank our many sponsors, exhibitors, and committee volunteers for being instrumental to our success this year.

We have a strong program this year, with over 25 technical speakers, a keynote address, two invited speakers, and two guest speakers. We also have a packed exhibit hall, a great general reception, and top notch catering lined up. Don’t forget to also check out our plant tour and the optional full-day training course on cybersecurity.  I look forward to meeting all of you at this year’s symposium.

Graham Nasby, P.Eng, PMP
General Symposium Chair
2012 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium


Program Committee Chair

Joe Provenzano, Program Committee Chair

On behalf of the entire program committee, I would like to formally welcome you to this year’s 2012 WWAC Symposium. Our focus is to help professionals in the water and wastewater industries gain a greater understanding of how automatic control applications, utilizing the latest in instrumentation and intelligent controls technology, can be applied to improve both process measurement water and wastewater processing, collection, treatment, and distribution.

Our symposium is a three day event where attendees will experience a breath of learning and continuing education opportunities. Our first day is dedicated to our cybersecurity training course and plant tour,.  Our  second/third days are dedicated to technical presentations. In addition to our 25 technical speakers, we have an informative keynote opening,  invited speakers, and guest speakers are part of our program.

I also encourage you to visit our exhibit hall, talk with our sponsors, and network with your fellow attendees.  From these interactions you will find out about new techniques, products and approaches to your daily automation challenges.

We are pleased to welcome the full range of automation professionals in our sector to our symposium.  This includes both plant people, including operations, maintenance, engineering and management, as well as plant designers, instrumentation specialists, and system integration firms. Please take advantage of the professional development opportunities afforded to you by our symposium.  If you are a Florida resident, make sure to fill out the paperwork to get your FDEP-approved CEUs/PDHs.  If you are from out of state, or have an ISA CSST or CAP certification, don’t forget to request your ISA training certificate.

Come join us!

Joe Provenzano
Program Committee Chair
2012 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium


ISA Water/Wastewater Industries Division

Jon DiPietro, Director of ISA Water/Wastewater Division

Welcome to the 2012 ISA Water/Wastewater Automatic Controls Symposium. We’re very happy to be back in Orlando and to announce two new strategic partnerships that are going to bring tremendous values to the event and its attendees. The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and Florida American Water Works Association (FAWWA) are both technical co-sponsors this year for the first time.  As a result, the symposium will be offering FDEP approved CEUs for Florida-state licensed water and wastewater operators. Attendees from out of state and ISA members can also receive 20 PDHs via the ISA.

With so many water and wastewater utilities facing aging infrastructure and challenging funding environments, our keynote this year is timely. Celine Hyer, principal consultant with Red Oak Division of Malcolm Pirnie/ARCADIS in Tampa, Florida will present “Facing Utility Challenges: Managing Risk and Addressing Aging Infrastructure Needs.”

I’m looking forward to our seventh symposium, as I know it will be our best yet. We’ll have a full day of training followed by two jam-packed days of top notch technical content, all laser-focused on applying automation in the water and wastewater industries.

Jon DiPietro
ISA Water/Wastewater Industries Division


Florida Section of the AWWA

The Florida Section of American Water Works Association (FSAWWA) is proud to be a co sponsor of the 2012 Water / Wastewater and Automatic Control Symposium which will be held at the Holiday Inn Castle Resort in Orlando, Florida from August 7-9, 2012. I encourage all FSAWWA members to attend to get a better understanding on how instrumentation, SCADA, and the automation control application affects our water treatment and distribution systems. This is a perfect opportunity to get CEU’s credits, a better understanding of the automatic control applications, and networking opportunities within the industry. We are looking forward to seeing you in Orlando!

Yours truly,
Rick S. Ratcliffe
Florida Section
American Water Works Association

Florida Water Environment Federation

The Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA) is pleased to be a cosponsor of the 2012 Water/Wastewater and Automated Controls Symposium, which will be held at the Holiday Inn Castle Resort in Orlando, FL from August 7-9, 2012.  I encourage all FWEA members to take advantage of the reduced FWEA registration fee and consider attending the Symposium to get a better understanding of how instrumentation, SCADA, and automation control applications affect our wastewater collection and treatment systems.  There will also be ample opportunities to network with other colleagues in our profession at the Symposium.

Warmest regards,
Paul Pinault, P.E.
Florida Water Environment Association

Water Environment Federation

On behalf of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2012 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium. We believe that the Symposium has an extraordinary technical program thanks to the efforts the symposium’s program and organizing committees.  We are pleased to be a technical co-sponsor of this year’s symposium, and promoting stronger ties between the ISA and WEF. We also welcome you to attend WEFTEC 2012 this fall in New Orleans, where several of the WWAC symposium presentations will be showcased at a special WEFTEC session. We encourage all members of the water community to participate in both larger vertical-events like WEFTEC and in focused niche events like the ISA WWAC symposium as together they have a lot of offer.

Barry Liner, Ph.D., P.E.
Director, Water Science & Engineering Center
Water Environment Federation