Gaining control of effluent residual (Part 2)

Gaining control of effluent residual (Part 2)

This guest post is authored by Narciso Santiago, a project engineer at EMA, Inc. in Orlando, Fla.  Narciso was a presenter at the 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater Symposium. In Part 1 of this post,  I explained the difference between being “in control” versus being “out of...
Gaining control of effluent residual (Part 1)

Gaining control of effluent residual (Part 1)

This guest post is authored by Narciso Santiago, a project engineer at EMA, Inc. in Orlando, Fla.  Narciso was a presenter at the 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater Symposium. Many times I have walked into different wastewater facilities control rooms and looked at the...
Using smarter technology to solve the municipal water conundrum

Using smarter technology to solve the municipal water conundrum

This guest post is authored by Carey Hidaka, an IBM worldwide client solutions professional.  Carey was the keynote speaker at the 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater Symposium. Do you think about where your water comes from and if it will be there tomorrow?  Do you think about...
How to Protect Water and Wastewater Facilities from Cyberattack

How to Protect Water and Wastewater Facilities from Cyberattack

This guest post is authored by David Mattes, founder of Asguard Networks of Seattle, Wash.  “If you aren’t scared yet, you haven’t been paying attention.”  So goes the aphorism for modern times, and it applies equally well to industrial cybersecurity.  Conclusive...
Big Data Focus at 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater Symposium

Big Data Focus at 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater Symposium

This guest post is authored by Graham Nasby, general symposium chair of the 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium. Big Data is Big News in just about every corner of our digitally connected world.  Leveraging massive amounts of process data...
Automation Founders Circle: Klein earns Arnold O. Beckman Award

Automation Founders Circle: Klein earns Arnold O. Beckman Award

This article is an excerpt from the InTech magazine article, “Sonar advances, underwater discoveries earn Klein ISA Beckman Award” by Jim Strothman. To read the full article, see the link at the bottom of this post. ISA will honor Martin Klein by presenting him with...

Establishing a Successful Water/Wastewater Commissioning Program

“I recommend the paper “Establishing a Successful Commissioning Program” by Richard Birdsell and Mike Puccio of the Orange County Sanitation District (Orange County, California, USA). This was one of the papers presented at the 2011 ISA Water/Wastewater and...
Modernization of a Municipal Waterworks with SCADA Standardization

Modernization of a Municipal Waterworks with SCADA Standardization

This article was authored by Graham Nasby and Matthew Phillips. The need for standardization led the City of Guelph’s Water Services department in Canada to embark on a multi-year program to modernize and enhance its Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)...

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