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, smart devices, security, safety systems, optimization, information technology and operational 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.

MECP & Other Regulatory Authorities Liaison

Act as a liaison with the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks and other regulatory authorities as required, to promote the adoption and use of automation in the Ontario Municipal water systems. 


Member Company
Dale Barker OCWA
Robert Chung Region of Peel
Frank Cosentino Summa Engineering
Will Dohmen AECOM
Jesus Garcia-Aleman Jacobs
Nick Hallas (Chair) Eramosa Engineering
Ryan Lacharity Region of Waterloo
Seoyeoung Lee Black & Veatch
Jason Little Region of Peel
Trevor Marks Halton Region 
Hasan Arif Halton Region
Sandy Moore Lexsan
Andreas Musing AECOM
Zackary Sayevich City of Toronto
Matt Spitzig (Vice Chair) York Region
Brian Sudic CIMA+
Shawn Xiong ETO Engineering
Michael O'Meara  York Region