William B. Dowbiggin, PE, PMP, BCEE
Drinking water expert Bill Dowbiggin has designed more than 60 major water treatment plants, including 12 completely new greenfield plants. As a well-known leader of the water industry, he can often be found making presentations at major conferences, teaching designers and operators, and carrying out bench and pilot-scale research studies. Bill has been awarded multiple honors from the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), ranging from winning the Best Masters Thesis from AWWA in 1987, to his work on numerous Excellence Award winners from ACEC in recent years, to a 2013 George Warren Fuller Award from AWWA for distinguished service to the water supply field. Throughout all his experience, Bill says, “Figuring out answers to interesting water quality problems is my favorite part of this job.”
How might clients describe you? Hard working. Lots of experience.
Which one of CDM Smith’s core values do you identify with most and why? Initiative. I always want to do more, because I find my job very interesting and I always want to do well.
What’s something people might be surprised to know about you? That two of my children are paramedics, saving lives.
What has been your proudest project or accomplishment and why? Helping over 40 water systems provide a total of over 1 billion gallons per day (BGD) of high-quality drinking water to their customers through the engineering of upgrades, expansions and new water treatment plants.