Research Triangle Park, N.C. — The International Society of Automation (ISA) extended the deadline for early-bird registration for the 2014 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium July 1, 2014. The original deadline was June 15, 2014. By registering by July 1, attendees will receive a $125 discount from the regular $325 member rate.

Additionally, discounts are offered for American Water Works Association (AWWA), Water Environment Federation (WEF) and Instrument Testing Association (ITA) members.

The 2014 ISA WWAC Symposium, Aug. 5-7, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal Hotel in Orlando, Fla., is expected to draw between 200 and 300 attendees and more than 30 speakers.

Presented by the ISA Water/Wastewater Industries Division, in collaboration with the Florida Section of the AWWA (FSAWWA), the Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA), the WEF Automation and Info Tech Committee, and ITA, the ISA WWAC Symposium helps professionals in the water and wastewater industries understand how instrumentation, SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), and automatic control applications are vital to the treatment and distribution of water, and the collection and treatment of wastewater. The symposium also provides an opportunity to gain valuable technical information, networking benefits, professional development, and continuing education credits (CEUs and PDHs).

Attendees will receive 2.0 CEUs (credit equivalent units) from the ISA/Florida Section of the AWWA for attending this 2.5 day symposium. The two optional training courses also offer additional CEUs: Intro to Cyber Security (1 day = 0.7 CEUs) and Troubleshooting Instrumentation & Control Systems (2 days = 1.4 CEUs). All CEUs and PDHs have been certified by the Florida AWWA and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

“The ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium has continued to be successful over the past three years. Our secret is our focus,” says Bob Lindeman, the 2012 president of ISA who gave the opening remarks at the 2013 WWAC Symposium. “The event caters specifically 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.”

Two training courses
In addition to the technical program, two optional training courses will be offered in conjunction with the symposium:

• Troubleshooting Instrumentation and Control Systems, a two-day training class starting on Monday, August 4 that provides information on typical control system architectures and troubleshooting these systems for technicians. Course information.

• Introduction to Industrial Automation Security and the ANSI/ISA99 Standards, an eight-hour introductory training class on automation security and the ANSI/ISA99, Industrial Automation and Control Systems Security standards taking place on Tuesday, August 5.

The technical program includes:

  • SCADA standardization
  • SCADA integration
  • Latest instrumentation
  • Wireless communications
  • DNP 3.0 protocol
  • Cloud-based SCADA
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data management
  • Smart Water
  • Human factors
  • Alarm management
  • Optimizing process controls
  • ISA Certified Control System Technician (CCST) exam information

For more details on the 2014 ISA WWAC Symposium, including the program schedule, events, networking opportunities, and training, visit www.isawwsymposium.com.

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