Awards Given out at 2015 ISA Water/Wastewater Symposium – Aug 2015

The ISA Water/Wastewater Symposium committee was pleased to hand out the awards for best paper, best presentation and best poster from last year’s 2014 symposium.  Award winners were recognized as part of the technical program for the 2015 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium.  Winners were presented with award plaques on Thurs, Aug 6, 2015 in Orlando, Florida as part of the WWAC2015 symposium. The winners were:

WWAC 2014 Best Paper

FIRST PLACE

o   Using Cellular Machine-to-Machine Data Plans for Collection System SCADA: Is a Small Plan Big Enough?
Daniel Cote, P.E. and Tim Baldwin, P.E., McKim & Creed, Inc.

SECOND PLACE

o   Which cybersecurity standard is most relevant for a water utility?
Don Dickinson, Phoenix Contact

THIRD PLACE

o   Human Factors For Project Managers
David Lee, CEng, FIChemE, User Centered Design Services Inc

HONORABLE MENTION

o   Managing Complexity – Minimizing Risk: Balancing system growth against destabilizing risk
Blair Sooley, MBA, P. Eng., Trihedral Engineering – view abstract

 

WWAC 2014 Best Presentation

FIRST PLACE

o   Virtualizing SCADA – Improving control system reliability with proven IT technology
Jason Hamlin, City of Lynchburg Regional Wastewater Plant and Carter Farley, P.E., Instrulogic Corporation

SECOND PLACE

o   Municipality Moves SCADA System from Desktop Computers to Thin Clients
Bosko Bob Loncar, The Regional Municipality of Halton

THIRD PLACE

o   DNP3 Implementation – The Do’s and Don’ts
Jeff Miller, P.E., ENV SP, Mike Drescher, and Mark Leinmiller, Schneider Electric

HONORABLE MENTION

o   Advanced Alarm Management Solutions
Thomas Maczuzak, MBA and Brian Heimbigner, BSChE, MBA, ABB Inc.

 

WWAC 2014 Best Poster:

FIRST PLACE:

o   Migrating from Single Monitor to Dual Monitor SCADA Workstations
Juliana Oyeniyi, CDM Smith

About GrahamNasby

Director, ISA Water/Wastewater Technical Division ---- Graham Nasby, P.Eng., PMP is a senior I&C Engineer with Eramosa Engineering Inc. His areas of expertise include instrumentation, control systems design, electrical design, project execution and plant start-ups. He is also subject matter expert in alarm management and works extensively in the municipal water/wastewater sector. Graham was the chair of the 2012 and 2013 ISA water/wastewater symposiums. Graham lives in Guelph, Ontario, Canada and can be contacted at: [email protected] .