• Water and Wastewater Industry Division

    water brochureThe ISA Water and Wastewater Division (WWID) is concerned with all aspects of instrumentation and automated-control related to commercial and public systems associated with water and wastewater management. Membership in this Division provides the latest news and information relating to instrumentation and control systems in water and wastewater management, including water processing and distribution, as well as wastewater collection and treatment. WWID is invaluable to professionals interested in sanitary technology and engineering, and the operation and maintenance of wastewater facilities. The Division holds an annual symposium that features presentations by industry practitioners and published proceedings.

    Our annual symposium is: 2018 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium, which will be held 7-9 August, 2018 in Bethesda Maryland USA (steps away from Washington DC). Symposium website is www.isawwsymposium.com. Download the call for abstracts.

    2019 Student Scholarships Program: The ISA Water/Wastewater Division runs an annual scholarship program to encourage students to pursue higher education leading to careers in the municipal water sector. Up to $2000 USD of scholarship money is available each year. Applications are due January 31, 2019.

    Read our Spring/Summer 2018 Newsletter with symposium planning update.

    Past Newsletters:


    Technical Webinar Recordings

    Check out some industry-related technical webinars, which may be of interest to you as an ISA or WWID member.

    Webinar Topic: Control Room Design
    Presenter: Ian Nimmo
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    Webinar Topic: Alarms & Operator Intervention - A Flawed Safety Layer
    Presenter: Steve Maddox
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    Benefits of WWID Membership

    • Quarterly Newsletter  - the division publishes a quarterly electronic newsletter. Members also have the opportunity to write articles for the newsletter.
    • Annual Symposium - Attend and participate in the annual WWAC symposium which spans all automation aspects of water and wastewater
    • Networking Opportunities - A chance to meet, and form relationships with, peers involved with automation in your industry
    • Online Resources - get access to papers and presentations from prior division symposia via the division and ISA websites
    • Industry Knowledge - Be part of an active group that enhances your knowledge and professionalism on Water and Wastewater topics by obtaining valuable technical information and training in the traditional areas of measurements/sensors, instrumentation systems, data and advanced system/sensor technology.
    • Targeted Training  - at its annual symposia, the WWID offers ISA training courses for which are targeted towards areas of specific interest for the water/wastewater automation professional.
    • Technical Writing & Presentation Opportunities - An opportunity to present your work to your automation peers at the annual WWAC symposium, newsletter and/or ISA Automation Week by way of papers, posters, and PowerPoint presentations
    • Leadership Opportunities - Opportunities to take on leadership roles in the division, to help with planning the symposium, writing for the newsletter, updating the website, and moderating the discussion lists.
    • LinkedIn Discussion List & Email Discussion List - the WWID maintains a LinkedIn Group and Listserv Email mailing list for its members.

    Annual WWAC SymposiumWaterplant

    ISA 2018 Water & Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium
    Hyatt Regency Bethesda
    7-9 August, 2018 (Tuesday - Thursday)
    Bethesda, Maryland, USA (Washington DC area)

    More information at the WWAC Symposium website, www.isawwsymposium.com:


    Join Our LinkedIn Group

    LinkedIn If you have a LinkedIn profile, please join our Group - ISA Water and Wastewater Industry Division.  If you don't have a profile, it's free and easy to join!  Feel free to email Jon DiPietro with any questions or concerns you may have about joining the group or creating a LinkedIn profile.

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