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.