Who We Are

~ Proudly Celebrating 117 Years of Environmental Stewardship ~
Founded in 1907, the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization enhancing 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 34 Sections and 65 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, one of the oldest continuously published, peer-reviewed, technical environmental journals in the world, and EM, the magazine for environmental managers. These publications help members meet their professional goals by providing timely and reliable environmental information. 

The Association offers a wide variety of conferences, workshops, webinars, and courses to keep members up-to-date on new developments in the profession. A&WMA's Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE) is the most comprehensive conference on environmental technology and regulation and brings environmental professionals from around the world together to hear technical presentations on cutting-edge topics and to interact with exhibiting businesses 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. 

Browse our centennial publication!
A&WMA 2007 Centennial Publication