Daniel Bisson Receives Arthur Sidney Bedell Award at NEWEA
February 06, 2017
BOSTON—The New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) named CDM Smith associate Daniel Bisson, PE, BCEE the 2017 recipient of the Arthur Sidney Bedell Award. The Bedell award was established by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) to acknowledge extraordinary service to a member association. The award was presented on January 25, 2017 at NEWEA’s annual conference.
Bisson’s involvement with NEWEA and WEF has spanned the better part of two decades. After serving in a variety of leadership roles, he led NEWEA as its president in 2012. Under Bisson’s leadership, NEWEA worked to improve communications both internally and externally. Critical initiatives during his tenure included reorganizing the executive structure to strengthen collaboration among committees and rebranding the association to more effectively communicate with the public and its partners.
“NEWEA is a premier WEF member association and is focused on continuous improvement, which makes it an incredibly exciting organization to be involved with,” says Bisson. “Every great idea is embraced and collaborated upon by a diverse group of leaders from each sector of the water industry throughout New England. Everyone who’s involved in NEWEA benefits from technical discussions, information transfer and the chance to engage with various key stakeholders; all of which makes us better as professionals. I’m fortunate to be a part of it and I’m very honored by this award."
Since his presidency, Bisson has remained highly engaged with NEWEA, and currently serves as a WEF delegate.
NEWEA is a dynamic organization of over 2,100 highly qualified and motivated water and wastewater professionals located throughout New England, who volunteer their time, energy and expertise to preserve, protect and manage one of our most precious resources, our water environment. NEWEA’s mission is to promote education and collaboration while advancing knowledge, innovation and sound public policy for the protection of the water environment and our quality of life.
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