Monday 13 June 2016

Keynote speaker at Water & Waste Symposium announced!

Steven D. Drew, the Water Resources Director for the City of Greensboro, North Carolina and a national delegate of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), will deliver the keynote address at ISA’s 2016 Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium, to be held 2-4 August 2016 in Orlando (FL USA)

Steven D. Drew
Drew’s keynote speech—which will be delivered on Wednesday, 3 August at 8:15 a.m.—is titled “Leveraging Your Career in Industrial Controls and Automation.” It will emphasize the critical importance of attracting, retaining and developing competent professionals with proven skills in operational technology. Without a highly trained and capable workforce, Drew asserts that utilities will be unable to maintain operational reliability, defend against cyber threats, increase efficiency or promote innovation.

Drew has served as Water Resources Director for the City of Greensboro, NC since 2012. Prior to that, he served in many other positions within the city’s Water Supply Division, including: Operations Division Manager; Water Supply Division Manager; Plant Superintendent of Maintenance and Operations; and Plant Mechanic and Electronics Technician.

Drew has served as Chair of the NC AWWA-NEA Operations & Maintenance Committee and on the NC AWWA-NEA Board of Trustees. Earlier in the year, he represented North Carolina at the AWWA’s national conference in Washington, D.C.

Discounted hotel rates
The symposium is being held at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort in Orlando, Florida . ISA has arranged a discounted hotel rate of $89/night (available until 15 July 2016 or until all available rooms are reserved) for symposium attendees for Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs nights. 
Please mention “ISA Water/Wastewater Symposium” when booking, and use the group code “ISA”. To obtain the discounted rate, click here.
The must-attend event for water and wastewater industries professionals
ISA’s WWAC Symposium focuses entirely on the challenges associated with automation and instrumentation in the water and wastewater sectors. The symposium includes an extensive, two-day program of technical presentations; a tour of a local wastewater treatment plant; numerous networking events; a poster session; and a supplier showcase. Register HERE!

Presented by the ISA Water and Wastewater Industries Division, in collaboration with the Florida AWWA Section, the WEF Automation and Info Tech Committee, the Florida Water Environment Association, and the Instrumentation Testing Association, the 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; the collection and treatment of wastewater; and the management of stormwater.

• Gain valuable ISA training
Attendees will also have the opportunity to take one of two high-value ISA courses during the event: Application of Industrial Wireless Systems - SP25C (a one-day course to be held 1 August), and Using the ISA/IEC 62443 Standards to Secure Your Control System – IC32 (a two-day course to be held 1-2 August). Given that space for the two courses is limited, individuals are encouraged to register soon.

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