Automation Committee

Welcome to the OWWA Automation Committee page

What We Do

The Automation Committee mandate is to support the advancement of the automation of processes associated with treatment, distribution, water quality and power management through sharing of knowledge via different stakeholders, and then presenting them to the industry.

Automation includes process control, SCADA, instrumentation, data collection and management, power distribution and management, security, safety systems, optimization and information technology.

Our Activities

Review of Conference Abstracts and Chairing of Papers

Every year, we will review and select abstracts for the Annual OWWA Conference.  We will chair and co-chair the Automation session during the conference and will promote the session to industry colleagues.


Every November the Automation Committee will present a one day seminar on automation.

Technical Discussions 

During each meeting, the Automation Committee will spend 30 minutes on a round table discussion on automation. For example, our first round table discussion will be “Applying Municipal Standards to Vendor Package Equipment”.  These discussions will form the basis for our annual seminar.

Publication of Articles

The Automation Committee will annually prepare an article related to automation for publication in the OWWA Pipeline.

Who We Are

Committee Chair Richard Walker
Vice Chair Steve Batson
Committee Email
Liaison Director Pete Samson


Member List

Member Employer
Brian Sahely (OWWA Liaison Director) AECOM
Tim Sutherns Eramosa
Richard Walker Regional Municipality of  York
Jason Little Regional Municipality of Peel
Steve Batson Rockwell
Martin Byars GE
Scott McCook Regional Municipality of Halton
Sandy Moore Lexsan
Andreas Musing AECOM
Graham Nasby City of Guelph
Kevin Quigley City of Barrie
Cameron Chong Summa Engineering
Paul Siegner Selectra
Brian Sudic CIMA
Eric Zhang OCWA
Shawn Xiong ETO Engineering

The Automation Committee members are here to help. Please contact a committee member if you have a question or problem related to your treatment system, or contact the committee chair at

For More Information

If you would like to get more information or are interested in joining our committee, please contact us.

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