SCADA and Automation

  1. Top 10 Technologies From WEFTEC
    10/23/2014

    They did it again. Seemingly every year WEFTEC breaks records for size and attendance, and 2014 in New Orleans was no exception. There was a lot to choose from, but I picked my favorite innovations to highlight in what has become another annual tradition — Water Online’s “Top 10” from WEFTEC.

  2. SCADA Cybersecurity: What Every Water Utility Should Do Now To Prevent An Attack
    4/29/2014

    Danger isn’t always obvious. Often the worst threats are the ones that go undetected— until they strike. 

  3. Maintaining Data Acquisition Capabilities Through Storms, Cyber Attacks
    3/26/2014

    Not all technology holds up during a weather emergency. Electricity often fails, communication methods are compromised, and computer networks go offline.

  4. EPA Goes 'Next Generation' With Regulatory Compliance Program
    12/2/2013

    Inspired by new technology and an evolved philosophy, the EPA changes its approach to pollution-control rulemaking and compliance.

  5. Designing For Process Automation: 5 Keys To Success
    11/20/2013

    For most water and wastewater treatment plant operators, the words "process automation" are likely music to their ears. Labor requirements are reduced, while processes become more efficient and reliable — all outcomes that make an operator's life easier. But the decision to automate will often fall on the engineer in the design stage of a plant build or upgrade. I wondered what guides an engineer's decision to automate specific processes, so I went to Craig Correia, head of process automation at Festo Corporation, to gain some insight.