The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization that enhances knowledge and expertise by providing a neutral forum for information exchange, professional development, networking opportunities, public education, and outreach to more than 8000 environmental professionals in 65 countries. The Association’s goals are to strengthen the environmental profession, expand scientific and technological responses to environmental concerns, and assist professionals in critical environmental decision making to benefit society.
- Business Type:
- Professional association
- Industry Type:
- Air and Climate - Air Science and Research
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
- Year Founded:
- 1,000,000 - 10,000,000 €
The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization that enhances knowledge and expertise by providing a neutral forum for information exchange, professional development, networking opportunities, public education, and outreach to more than 5,000 environmental professionals in 65 countries. A&WMA promotes global environmental responsibility and increases the effectiveness of organizations to make critical decisions that benefit society.
The Mission of A&WMA is to assist in the professional development and critical environmental decision-making of our members to benefit society.
The Core Purpose of A&WMA is to improve environmental knowledge and decisions by providing a neutral forum for exchanging information.
With 32 Sections and 100 Chapters worldwide, the Association also serves members at a local level. A&WMA’s Sections and Chapters are local member units that provide members with environmental leadership, region-specific programming, and networking opportunities close to home.
A&WMA has two monthly publications, The Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, the oldest continuously published, peer-reviewed, technical environmental journal in the world, and EM, a magazine for environmental managers. These publications help members meet their professional goals by providing timely and reliable environmental information.
The Association offers a series of conferences, workshops, webinars, and courses to keep members up-to-date on new developments in the profession. A&WMA’s Annual Conference and Exhibition brings environmental professionals from around the world to hear technical papers on cutting-edge topics and to interact with exhibiting business and organizations demonstrating the latest environmental products and services. Through its programming A&WMA strives to address top environmental issues, offer access to leading subject experts, and maintain a neutral forum for information exchange.
The Association looks forward to continuing to provide environmental professionals with up-to-date technical, managerial, and regulatory information on air and waste issues.
The Education Council is the component of the Air & Waste Management Association that is responsible for education and training programs.
It produces and promotes programs and activities in education and training. The goal of its programming is to encourage adequate human resources in the fields of air and waste management, improve the knowledge and skills of members and the public, and exchange information to improve environmental knowledge and decisions.
Primarily, this Council:
- develops and delivers professional development programs on leading-edge topics within the realm of air and waste management such as webinars and courses
- develops and delivers materials used to educate members, other environmental management professionals, the media, educators, and the general public about environmental issues
All Association members with interest in education and training are encouraged to participate in its activities by joining the committees of the Council.