Two-Day Event | July 17 & 18
Las Vegas, Nevada
The 2019 Water and Wastewater Software Conference will bring together key water and wastewater stakeholders from more than 30 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 conference will provide a unique opportunity to share best practices with like-minded utility executives, analysts, and consultants, as well as discuss current business trends and industry challenges.
NETWORK WITH PEERS
TOUR A FACILITY
EXPLORE OUR EXPO
- Hear Success Stories directly from Water and Wastewater Utilities
- Tour a Water Pollution Control Facility
- Share Best Practices with Industry Peers
- Technology Expo featuring Wonderware by AVEVA and Third-Party Partner Solutions
- Earn Professional Development Hours
- Live Demonstrations at the Technology Expo
- Network with Industry Experts
- Discuss & Discover How to Solve Today’s Industry Challenges
- Breakfast + Networking + Expo
- General Sessions
- Expo + Networking
- Breakout Sessions
- Expo + Networking Happy Hour
- Breakfast + Networking + Expo
- General Sessions
- Expo + Networking
- City of Las Vegas Water Pollution Control Facility Tour
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 companies all over the world provide their services.
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.
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.
Check often as we add new speakers and session topics to our agenda
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.
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.
Leveraging Your CMMS to Gain Asset Management Value
Using a maintenance management system can feel like feeding a monster with a voracious appetite. It’s easy to back away from using it well if you don’t see the return on your time investment. Water and wastewater equipment and facilities have extensive lives, the maintenance cost of which can significantly affect the financial position of your utility today and long into the future. Your maintenance management system is the key to knowing objective, useful information. This session will describe the valuable information LVVWD receives from their maintenance management system, which supports short and long term data that has improved our system management capabilities over the years.
Speaker Bio for Cecelia Adair
Senior Operations Research Analyst, Las Vegas Valley Water District
Cecelia Adair has worked in water operations of her company for twenty-six years. She has been responsible for managing the implementation of the maintenance functions in Avantis and continues to support the maintenance divisions’ use of Avantis. Cecelia is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional, CMRP, awarded by the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals and holds a master’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Boston University. Her current role is focused on asset monitoring and rehabilitation planning to improve business strategic planning.
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.
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.
The 2019 Water and Wastewater Software Conference 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: