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Two-Day Event | July 17 & 18
Henderson, Nevada

The 2019 Water and Wastewater Software Symposium will bring together key water and wastewater stakeholders from utilities across the country to focus on how industrial automation software is driving digital transformation within the industry.

This two-day event will bring together senior utility managers, consultants, and proven technology leaders to share how they are leveraging data to optimize their water and wastewater services.

The symposium will provide a unique opportunity to share industry best practices as well as discuss current business trends and challenges with like-minded professionals including; utility directors, operations and maintenance managers, industry analysts, and consultants.

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When & Where

Wednesday & Thursday
July 17-18, 2019

Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa
1610 Lake Las Vegas Parkway
Henderson, Nevada 89011

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NETWORK WITH PEERS
Share Best Practices with Industry Peers and Hear from Water and Wastewater Utility Stakeholders about how they are Driving Digital Transformation within the Industry.
TOUR A FACILITY
Experience a unique opportunity to tour a state of the art water reclamation facility that serves the entire City of Las Vegas (with the exception of the strip). Visit the new control center to see how operations increased effectiveness by utilizing contextual information and Situational Awareness visualization methods that turn data into actionable intelligence.
EXPLORE OUR EXPO
Join us for at our technology expo to see demonstrations of the latest software technologies from Wonderware by AVEVA and Third-Party Partner Solutions. Meet with product managers, solution experts, implementation and engineering consulting partners to gain early insights into current and future innovations that are leading the water utility industry into the digital world.

Why Attend

  • Hear Innovative SCADA Success Stories from End User Utilities
  • Network and Share Best Practices with Industry Peers
  • Discover How to Optimize Management and Performance of Plant Assets
  • Explore Live Demonstrations of the latest Technology at the Product Expo
  • Tour a State-of-the-art Water Reclamation Facility
  • Operations can earn up to 12 Continuing Education Credit Hours

Agenda

DAY 1

  • Registration + Full Breakfast + Technology Expo + Networking
  • Welcome
  • General Sessions
  • Technology Expo + Networking + Lunch
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Technology Expo + Networking Happy Hour with Hors d’ oeuvres

Agenda

DAY 2

  • Full Breakfast + Technology Expo + Networking
  • Welcome
  • General Sessions
  • Panel Discussion
  • Lunch + Technology Expo + Networking
  • Tour: City of Las Vegas Water Pollution Control Facility
  • Networking Happy Hour

Keynote Speaker

Keynote: Technology and Innovation Trends in the Water and Wastewater Industry
This session will explain the most relevant trends in the water/wastewater digital transformation environment and the technologies that are reshaping the way water utilities all over the world provide their services.

Speaker Bio for Manuel Parra
Water/Wastewater Business Development, Wonderware powered by AVEVA
During his 14 years in the water industry, Manuel has participated in numerous digital transformation projects worldwide. He has also authored numerous articles, whitepapers, and presentations on smart water topics. Manuel is a co-founder and council member of SWAN, the largest smart water organization worldwide.


Speakers & Session Topics

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from senior utility managers, consultants, and proven technology leaders as they share how they are leveraging technology to optimize their water and wastewater services.

Improving Operator Effectiveness with Operations Management Interface
Discover AVEVA’s capabilities in delivering fully-integrated ‘System of Systems’ solutions to address enterprise-level requirements in large scale SCADA applications. See examples of successful deployments from the across various industries. Learn about the future roadmap of offerings that will advance traditional SCADA applications into complete Unified Operations Centers.

Speaker Bio John Krajewski
Director, Product Marketing at AVEVA
John has 23+ years of experience in industrial automation and control systems. He joined Wonderware in 2000 as a Senior Application Developer before becoming product marketing’s Functional Manager of infrastructure. John spent five years as a domain architect for InTouch and Archestra Technologies For the past 8 years he has served in multiple product management roles for HMI/Supervisory control products.

How a Water Utility is Using IIoT to Integrate Stranded Data from Remote Assets
With the continued buzz around IIoT many utilities are asking questions about greater connectivity in the Water/Wastewater sector. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of real-world examples for end-users to understand the possibilities and the hurdles of greater connectivity with new protocols. In this session, we’ll discuss what LVVWD has done using the MQTT protocol, gateway devices, AWS, and SCADA to integrate legacy devices that were largely stranded data points with little connectivity. This session will also present some examples of the Operations Interface Management (OMI) displays planned for the LVVWD Water Distribution SCADA Upgrade Project.

Speaker Bio for Brad Callihan
Senior Process Control Systems Engineer, Las Vegas Valley Water District
Brad leads a team of engineers and analysts responsible for managing and maintaining the SCADA and Process Control Systems for both Las Vegas Valley Water District and Southern Nevada Water Authority. He has been in the industry for 16 years and has previously worked as a consultant for other utilities in the areas of SCADA and process control. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UNLV and is a registered Professional Engineer (Control Systems) in multiple states.

Monitoring Your SCADA System Like You Monitor Your Process
A significant amount of time, money and effort is spent to monitor the health of devices in the plant. All of these assist operations in reducing unplanned downtime, prioritizing maintenance and maintaining efficiency standards. It is rare that the same level of effort goes into the monitoring of the SCADA system. The City of Henderson has chosen to use an extensive array of automated systems to monitor the health of its SCADA system. This session explains how the City of Henderson has implemented its SCADA monitoring and the benefits gained from that effort.

Speaker Bio for Sam Vandivort
SCADA Manager – Department of Utility Services, City of Henderson in Nevada
Sam has 35 years of industry experience and has held a broad range of roles including; software developer for a control system manufacturer, application engineer, and principal responsible for systems integration business at an engineering firm. Since 2010, he has been the SCADA Manager for the City of Henderson, NV who recently finished a $20 million project that replaced the hardware and software of the entire control system for the Utility. As the SCADA Manager, Mr. Vandivort leads a team that is responsible for the new Wonderware SCADA system, the citywide network, and the development of new PLC programming in the dynamic environment of a city experiencing a growth boom.

Benefits of Integrating SNMP Radio Network Monitoring with SCADA
The importance of monitoring the state of a radio within a radio telemetry unit (RTU) is high. Each RTU radio conveys both control and indication information. We employ groups of RTUs in a radio network to manage remote pump stations operating throughout the County. The loss of a radio impairs both the ability to monitor and control one or an entire group of pump stations.

Typically, RTU condition monitoring is performed by a completely separate system. This session details how Pima County Regional Wastewater integrated SNMP radio network monitoring within our existing System Platform HMI application. This particular application was AVEVA’s 2018 Innovation Award winner.

Speaker Bio for Lawrence Sawicki, P.E. 
Process Control Engineer, Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department in Tucson, AZ
Larry has over 30 years of instrumentation and controls experience in the fields of primary metals processing and wastewater controls design. Mr. Sawicki is a registered control systems engineer in the State of Arizona.

 

Transforming Municipalities into a Digital Smart City Utility of the Future
Moving your process from simple data monitoring to informational intelligence is what data transformation is all about. Intelligence, which puts data into context, enables a Smarter Workforce seeking to optimize everything you do. A Smart City is one that enhances the quality and performance of urban services such as energy, transportation, building management and water and wastewater utilities in order to reduce resource consumption, waste, and overall costs.? In this session, we will take a journey from how information from all of these separate systems within a city can be consolidated using a “System of Systems” approach to truly become a Smart City, by integrating its people, process and infrastructure. It’s a lot easier to do than you might believe…

Speaker Bio for Rudy Engert
Business Development, Technology Evangelist, and Visioneer with Wunderlich-Malec Engineering
Rudy Engert is the Business Development Manager for Infrastructure and Smart City for Wunderlich-Malec, and has been in, and around, this line of business for almost 20 years. Critical to the success of Infrastructure and Smart City opportunities is the integration of data silos to provide a common platform of contextual information to deliver actionable intelligence. Over his tenure, Rudy has provided consultation with this focus in mind and has been engaged in projects from specification to delivery.

Compliance and Plant Reporting, Simplified
Built on today’s modern technologies, Dream Report fits perfectly for all types of reporting, from compliance to performance, efficiency, and maintenance reporting in the water and wastewater industry.  In this session we will explore how Dream Report can help you maximize the value of all the data you’re collecting in your plant – from your Historian and SCADA systems to lab and maintenance data – Dream Report lets you deliver the reports that you not only need, but the reports and dashboards you really want!

Speaker Bio for Richard Kaye
VP of Business Development, Ocean Data Systems
Richard Kaye is VP, Business Development at Ocean Data Systems, the developers of Dream Report. Prior to joining Ocean Data Systems, Richard was a senior technical consultant and Historian expert at a Wonderware distributor for 18 years, and has extensive experience in implementing plant reporting and analytics solutions.

How to Optimize your Water Distribution Network
Learn how Aquis Water Network Management can help optimize water distribution networks by enhancing your SCADA system with predictive capabilities. Aquis Water Network Management allows system operators to anticipate unforeseen events using real-time data and minimize their impact on the user community, saving hours or even days. This session will cover the key points of how operations can utilize real-time graphical mapping of the water distribution system to dynamically adjust for disruptions such as power outages, water quality issues and to improve pressure management, reduce water age and water losses so that the user community can be notified well in advance.

Speaker Bio for Manual Parra
Water/Wastewater Business Development, Wonderware powered by AVEVA
During his 14 years in the water industry, Manuel has participated in numerous digital transformation projects worldwide. He has also authored numerous articles, whitepapers, and presentations on smart water topics. Manuel is a co-founder and council member of SWAN, the largest smart water organization worldwide.

Jack Craighton

Digitizing Mobile Operator Rounds for Stranded Assets
Any utility that currently uses a paper-based method for data collection and inspection of assets while making operator rounds in a treatment plant or distribution/collection system needs to attend this session. This session will explain how operations and maintenance can increase efficiency through the implementation of IntelaTrac Mobile Operator Rounds using smart handhelds to integrate collected data into your SCADA historian, digitize inspection rounds, have instant access to SOPS and automatically generate work orders into your CMMS. Learn how your O & M groups can work as a team to digitize manually collected data and information to achieve a more reliability-centered approach to maintaining assets.

Speaker, Jack Craighton, Mobility Solutions Technical Systems Consultant at AVEVA

Improving Asset Utilization through Condition-based Maintenance and Predictive Analytics
Learn how to improve your approach to maintaining plant equipment by feeding real-time operating data from pumps, motors, and other assets connected to SCADA through integration with Maximo, Avantis and other CMMS packages. For critical and high valued assets, learn how the AVEVA predictive analytics solution can provide early warning to avoid catastrophic failure.

Speaker, Gary Johnson, Manager – APM Channel Solutions at AVEVA

 

Understand the Value a Digital Twin Delivers to Treatment Plant or Remote Sites
A Digital Twin is created by connecting a 3D scan or model to generate a virtual graphical image of the current state of all assets in a treatment plant or distribution/collection system. This information is made readily available for asset management and project execution teams, helping to reduce time searching for information, improving decision support, referencing asset conditions and reducing trips to site. In this session you will see a Digital Twin of a process area generated from the City of Las Vegas Water Pollution Control Facility, and learn how this can deliver context to information and the intelligence required for modification projects and day-to-day maintenance and operations.

Mike Rieker, Senior Technical Sales Consultant at AVEVA

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Expo Participants

 

The 2019 Water and Wastewater Software Symposium will include a technology expo where attendees will have the opportunity to view live demonstrations and meet product experts from Wonderware by AVEVA and Third-Party Partner Solutions. The following participants will be attending the conference:

 

System Platform with OMI
See a live demonstration of System Platform with OMI, the world's first Operations Management Interface and “responsive HMI framework,” a revolutionary new way to build rich, modern user experiences across all platforms with simple and re-usable HMI content. These innovative enhancements deliver truly transformational value to the user experience and greatly improves operator effectiveness.
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Asset Performance Management Solutions and Predictive Analytics
Learn how to improve your approach to maintaining plant equipment by feeding real-time operating data from pumps, motors and other assets connected to SCADA through integration with Maximo and other CMMS packages. For critical and high valued assets, learn how the AVEVA predictive analytics solution can provide early warning to avoid catastrophic failure. If you are looking for a new CMMS, this is the place to check out our powerful Avantis Enterprise Asset Management solution.
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Real-time Dashboards and Data Analytics
Learn how you to turn your industrial data into powerful insights that are accessible anywhere, anytime. Insight powered by Wonderware Online is a secure, managed cloud-based solution for collecting, storing, visualizing, and analyzing industrial data for faster, smarter business decisions. This station will also show how Wonderware Intelligence integrates information from multiple database sources such as your historian, LIMS, CMMS and energy data and puts this data into context so that users can view dashboards to perform analytics to implement an ongoing continuous process improvement program.
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Mobile Operator Rounds for Managing Stranded Assets
See how operations and maintenance can work as a team using standard smart device technology to digitize manually collected data and information on paper-based clipboards to achieve a more reliability-centered approach to maintain assets not connected to SCADA. Our IntelaTrac Mobile Operator Rounds smart handhelds can also digitize inspection rounds, access SOPS and automatically generate work orders into your CMMS.
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Industrial Computers
In addition to being a world leader in HMI SCADA software, Wonderware also offers a broad range of industrial touch screen HMI displays and Box PCs for harsh environments on the plant floor or remote stations in the field. Attendees will have hands-on experience and learn more about the physical form factor that simplifies maintenance and provides a common HMI development platform from a local machine HMI to the SCADA control room.
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Water Distribution System Network Optimization
Learn how Wonderware Aquis can help optimize water distribution networks by enhancing your SCADA with predictive capabilities. With Aquis, system operators can, in real time, anticipate unforeseen events and minimize their impact on the user community, saving hours or even days. See a demo of how the Aquis graphical mapping of the water system helps operators to dynamically to adjust for disruptions such as power outages, water quality issues and to improve pressure management, reduce water age and water losses.
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InTouch Edge HMI for Cost-Effective Local Panels for the Plant Floor or Remote Stations
Formerly called InTouch Machine Edition, InTouch Edge is our scalable and IIoT-ready HMI that is the perfect complement for customers who already own Wonderware System Platform or Historian. It can deploy and run on small panel PCs with Windows embedded platforms with displays down 5” and supports remote HMI access on smartphones and tablets without any client installations. It communicates with over 250 plant floor devices and is an ideal OIT for PLC panels.
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Customer FIRST, Software Asset Management (SAM) and Sentinel Support Programs
Do you have a Customer FIRST agreement or want to learn more about how to get one? Visit the Sentinel & SAM table to learn about all the new tools that add value to your Customer FIRST membership. View a demo of Sentinel, a software application for monitoring your Wonderware systems to keep them running optimally and learn more about Software Asset Manager, which allows you to keep track of all your installed Wonderware software and licenses easily and report quickly as needed.
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Citect SCADA 2018
As our reliable, flexible and high-performance Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software solution for industrial process customers, the latest release of Citect SCADA will be on display for Citect SCADA users. Talk with Citect product experts and see how it is now fully integrated with the powerful Wonderware process historian, which allows users to leverage the AVEVA asset performance management solutions portfolio.
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Third Party Partner Solutions

MDT AutoSave Change Management Solution Decreases Safety Hazards and Downtime for Water Utilities
MDT AutoSave is used by water utilities all over the world to control the risk of customer service disruption and reduce hazardous situations that can result from unmanaged control system changes. Water and wastewater facilities use AutoSave for version control, backups, change detection, historical tracking, secured user access and automatic change notification not only in large plants but also in highly dispersed field sites. Current customers include California Department of Water Resources, Chandler Ocotillo Water Reclamation, City of Santa Cruz, Aqua Phoenixville Pennsylvania, District of Columbia Water & Sewer Authority, City of Las Vegas, San Jose Water Company, Santa Clara Valley Water District and many others.
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Dream Report
Learn how report generation can be made easier than ever. Dream Report is a configurable reporting and analysis tool designed for process reporting applications and is tightly integrated with Wonderware Historian and 3rd party data sources to allow users to quickly create professional reports for internal use or regulatory agencies, as well as automatically generate, print, email and deliver reports through any web browser.
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Remote Alarm Notification by Win 911
The new WIN-911 series of products provides advances in reliability, security, and flexibility in a complete 24/7 run-time alarm notification system. WIN-911 delivers a powerful suite of alarm escalation tools and 2-way notification methods including voice, SMS, smartphone apps, and email. View demos of the new direct-connects to InTouch HMI, InTouch Edge HMI, and System Platform.
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Longwatch by Industrial Video and Control
Video Solutions for SCADA - Longwatch is the premier industrial video management solution that provides real-time video integration from a remote site or local IP-based cameras with your existing Wonderware SCADA system. Automatically link and integrate real-time plant video with your process historian to help improve plant efficiency, regulatory compliance, and operations productivity. See the latest from IV&C/Longwatch.
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Fault-Tolerant Hardware Platform by Stratus Technologies
Stratus takes the complexity out of keeping business-critical applications running 24/7. Our technologies proactively prevent instances of unplanned downtime both in the data center and at the edge, and our services ensure any issues are addressed before customers need to. Global Fortune 500 companies and small-medium sized businesses in a wide range of industries across the globe have been relying on Stratus for operationally simple, continuous availability for more than 35 years.
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Wunderlich-Malec
Wunderlich-Malec Environmental is dedicated to meeting the challenges of the municipal water/wastewater industry. Our staff, having years of diverse technology experience and using standard approaches, provides each client with innovative solutions. Our ability to utilize the talents of all Wunderlich-Malec employees, combined with a local presence throughout the United States, makes us unique as a nationwide systems integrator.
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