International Society of Automation News Release
Upcoming 2012 ISA Water/Wastewater Symposium Enjoying New-found Popularity and Interest
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (10 July 2012) - The International Society of Automation (ISA) is pleased to announce that pre-registration activity for the 2012 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium (WWAC Symposium) has been brisk. As of 1 July, five weeks prior to the symposium, over 110 automation professionals have already registered. In addition, the symposium’s optional full-day short-course on cybersecurity now boasts over 20 participants.
Taking place 7–9 August at the Holiday Inn Castle Resort Hotel in Orlando, Florida, USA, the 2012 ISA WWAC Symposium is a three-day event that focuses on the challenges associated with automation, instrumentation and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) in the municipal water and wastewater sectors. It features two full days of technical speakers/presentations, a tour of a local water treatment plant, a general reception, networking events, a poster session and a supplier showcase. This year’s symposium offers over 30 technical talks on a variety of topics which include cybersecurity, plant automation techniques, operational effectiveness, advances in instrumentation, plant case studies and techniques for developing effective plant control rooms.
“Our secret is our focus,” says Bob Lindeman, 2012 ISA president. “Our annual WWAC Symposium specifically caters to the needs of professionals involved with automation, instrumentation and SCADA in the municipal water and wastewater sectors. It is a niche event and we are proud of its increasing popularity. There is no other event like it in North America.”
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About the 2012 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium
Presented by the Water and Wastewater Industries Division of ISA, the 2012 WWAC Symposium helps professionals in the water and wastewater sector understand how automatic control applications affect processing and distribution of water treatment. It also provides an opportunity to gain valuable technical information and training. The three-day symposium focuses on the challenges associated with automation and instrumentation in the water and wastewater sectors. It features two full days of presentations (two speaking tracks), a tour of a brand-new Orange County Utilities water treatment facility, a general reception, networking events, a poster session and a supplier showcase. The 2012 ISA WWAC Symposium is being held from 7–9 August 2012 at the Holiday Inn Castle Resort Hotel in Orlando, Florida. More information can be found at www.isawwsymposium.com or by contacting Graham Nasby, general symposium chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of the Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).