Paul Bizier (PE, D.WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE) was recently announced as the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Lifetime Achievement award winner. This award will be presented at the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress in May 2020. Bizier is a Franklin, Tennessee resident and is currently a Senior Engineering Manager at Barge Design Solutions, Inc. (Barge).

Bizier is an EWRI founding member and current Chair of their Congress Steering Committee. Founded in 1999, EWRI is an institute within the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Their mission is to “provide for the technical, educational, and professional needs of its members; promote the sustainable use, conversation, and protection of natural resources; and promote human well-being.” Bizier has held various positions in the organization, including Chair of the Infrastructure Council, member of the Residuals Management Committee, and member of the Governing Board. His leadership experience extends beyond EWRI, with significant involvement in other professional organizations including ASCE and the Water Environment Federation.

Bizier is a professional engineer with 33 years of experience. His career has focused on designing innovative water and wastewater systems. He received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Jonathan Childs, Barge’s Director of Water and a Senior Vice President, shares, “We are fortunate to have Paul working for Barge as he is committed to serving others: clients, coworkers, and colleagues alike. Paul’s passion for helping the environment and giving back to the industry through the important work of EWRI makes him a most deserving recipient of this award.”

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