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09/30/20 - Total Water Technology Seminar (VIRTUAL) IEPA #14710
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09/30/20 - Total Water Technology Seminar (VIRTUAL) IEPA #14710

 Export to Your Calendar 9/30/2020
When: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Check-in at 7:50 AM
Where: Online
United States
Contact: Stacey Ramsey
866-521-3595 ext 4

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Total Water Technology Virtual Seminar

CEU TYPE: Technical
Water Training Classification:  Drinking Water Related Computer
WW Training Classification: Wastewater Operator Training
IEPA#:  14710

Join fellow water professionals at this virtual seminar to learn more about cutting edge technologies, cybersecurity, hardware and software innovations, and other technology-related services for the water industry. The Technology Committee has gathered a diverse group of speakers from around the country to showcase how organizations across the nation are implementing and utilizing the latest and greatest technology. This seminar is sponsored by the ISAWWA Technology Committee.


How to Talk to Your IT Department - Larry Kravets, Concentric Integration
Your job is providing safe and reliable water (or conveying/treating wastewater) to the people in your community; it's not necessarily being a cybersecurity expert. You might have a good IT Department or provider but they likely have limited exposure to Industrial Control Networks/SCADA systems. How do you best leverage their expertise and use them to help provide some security for SCADA without losing control of SCADA? The presentation will discuss strategies that operators and Public Works leaders can use to engage their IT resources to help provide and improve cybersecurity for SCADA networks. The presentation will first discuss how to engage IT staff and leaders to explain the sensitivities of Industrial Control Networks (what is SCADA, PLCs, and HMIs). The presentation will then discuss how to best leverage centralized security for simplifying and better securing usernames and passwords, provide backups (improve business continuity strategies), manage antivirus, antimalware, and anti-ransomware technologies, as well as secure remote access. At the end of this presentation you will be able to better explain your SCADA environment to your IT provider, seek appropriate assistance, improve your system's security posture, and likely improve your overall resiliency.

Managing the Cash Register: A New and Novel Approach for Water Utilities - Jason Bethke, Olea Edge Analytics
Large commercial and industrial meters, the utilities cash registers, are vastly important because large meters can comprise 40%-60% or more of a utility’s annual revenue. These meters are large, difficult to maintain or replace, and can fail at any time regardless of age or cumulative service volume. Meter Health Analytics utilizes data sampled from multiple sensors placed directly on high value commercial meters to identify broken, worn, or miss sized meters, estimate the amount of lost revenue, report specific repair required to return the meter to accuracy and helps utilities prioritize repair and maintenance investments.

Cybersecurity Management - Patrick O’Brien, Exida
As organizations continue to adapt to the changing cybersecurity landscape, centralized management of cybersecurity activities has become a business imperative. A Cybersecurity Management System (CSMS) is an overarching cybersecurity policy that defines an organizations cybersecurity goals, lifecycle based approach, and communicates the responsibilities for different stakeholders. An effective CSMS can not only improve organizational security, but also decrease the overall cost of cybersecurity implementation by reducing rework.

Understanding Cyber Risk and how Cyber Insurance Can Mitigate It - Nick Fox, Marsh
As organizations continue to face cybersecurity threats, understanding cyber risk and the need for cyber insurance has become imperative. Bad actors are continuing to find new ways to interrupt business activities and businesses must work to minimize the knowledge gap. A cyber policy can cover a multitude of risks such as system failure, security breach, fines & penalties and even reputation costs. An elite organization will understand these risks and implement a comprehensive cyber program to mitigate the rising risk of cyber-attacks.

IoT and Water Distribution Monitoring - Seyi Fabode, Varuna
As the effects of COVID19 continue to manifest we now know that there will be increased requirements to remotely monitor the state of assets, worker performance and water quality in a water system. Digital solutions, especially Internet of Things (IoT) devices, will be the tools that get us to this increased level of service. In this talk, we will focus on how even the smallest water systems can start to benefit from revenue recovery, cost reduction and more efficient and effective operating procedures.


CHECK-IN & HOURS: Check-in begins at 7:50am. The training will start at 8:00am and will conclude by 12:00pm. Earn up to 4 PDHs for engineers or Renewal Training Credit (RTC) hours for water or wastewater operators.  

Registration Type
ISAWWA Member Rate
Non ISAWWA Member Rate
Early Bird (ends 10 days prior to event)
Regular $56

By registering for this seminar, I give permission to Illinois Section American Water Works Association (ISAWWA) to use my seminar participation for educational purposes.  My image or course participation (audio and/or chat questions, anonymous poll results, etc.) may be recorded and used for archived training courses available through ISAWWA. 

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