Council: Technical Program: Automation Committee
Board Liaison
Kevin Irby
Committee Chair
Daniel McLaughlin
Committee Member
David Brearley
Committee Member
John Carroll
Committee Member
John Clevenger
Committee Member
Patrick Cooke
Committee Member
Greg Czerniejewski
Committee Member
Don Dickinson
Committee Member
Terry Draper
Committee Member
Daniel Edwards
Committee Member
Travis Hunnicutt
Committee Member
Pete Kneski
Committee Member
Bill Parrish
Committee Member
Rick Riley
Committee Member
Pavol Segedy
Council Chair
Jana Stewart
Ethan Thompson

Automation Committee 


The Automation Committee develops, recommends, supports, and conducts continuing assessments of technologies and techniques to promote the overall understanding of the application of process instrumentation, control and automation equipment, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), telecommunications, information technologies, and the management of information in the water and wastewater environment.

The automation committee will be dedicated to issues concerning the design, manufacture, and operation of in-plant control and remote SCADA systems, and as such will focus the efforts of NC AWWA-WEA in these vital areas. It is intended to parallel the missions of the AWWA Instrumentation and Control Committee and the WEF Automation and Information Technology Committee at the national level. Topics that the Automation Committee proposes to cover include:

  • Instrumentation and control devices
  • PLC, DCS, and PC based control systems
  • Instrument and control device networks
  • Plant control and SCADA-related software
  • Control panels, motor controllers, variable frequency drives (AC), variable speed drives (DC) and final control elements
  • The IT interface to plant control and SCADA systems
  • Networks and wireless communication relating to automation systems
  • Security systems for treatment, storage and pumping facilities



Committee Chair

Daniel McLaughlin


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