Founders Award

In 1928, twelve renowned engineers from the New England area met to establish a professional organization dedicated to the “exchange of knowledge” for the treatment of sewage and industrial wastewater. They envisioned the need to maintain a forum for free discussion and exchange of state-of-the-art information. In honor of these founding engineers and their vision of the present organization, which we now call the “New England Water Environment Association,” the Executive Committee established the Founders Award. It is given as considered appropriate by the Executive Committee in recognition of long term contributions to NEWEA, dedicated service to the industry in any facet of water pollution control, notable achievements or accomplishments in the environmental field or recognition to a renowned individual or individuals.