International Society of Automation News Release
Contact: Bernard H. Penney
ISA Water & Wastewater and Automatic Controls Divisions Educate Technical Professionals
Research Triangle Park, NC (17 August 2009) –Multiple key topics supporting the presenters from various facets of the water and automatic control industries were presented to a technical audience of more than 50 professionals at the 4th Annual ISA Water & Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium. The symposium took place on 4-6 August in Orlando, Florida.
The technical audience represented professionals and technicians focusing on water treatment for commercial and public systems and who apply automatic controls to water processes.
Two days of conference topics included 16 technical presentations and one keynote presentation by William Hurley, PE, Manager at the Orange County Utilities Water Reclamation Division in Orlando, Florida. ISA President, Gerald Cockrell, also gave a session about ISA's strategies and goals.
Hurley was chosen as keynote speaker for his first-hand operational experience in construction, start-up, and manning of various facilities; the largest being a 78 MGD wastewater treatment facility in Green Bay, WI.
"The technical portion of the symposium once again exceeded our attendees' expectations and our attendance numbers were up compared with last year's, which confirms the value our event brings water & wastewater professionals," said Joe Provenzano, ISA Industry & Sciences Department Vice President and WWAC Conference Chair about the conference.
The ISA Water & Wastewater and Automatic Controls Divisions sponsored this year's event. Additional sponsors and exhibiting companies included: Alpha Valve & Controls, Emerson PWS, Fluid Control Specialties, NeuraMetrics, Primary Flow Signal, Inc., and Siemens Process Instrumentation.
A 2010 Symposium is in the planning stages. Anyone interested in sponsoring or presenting at next year's event should contact Rodney Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find more information about the ISA Water & Wastewater Division, or the ISA Automatic Controls Division, at www.isa.org/divisions.
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in North America. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).