Who We Are

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.

The Midwest Section of A&WMA serves environmental professionals in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri. The Section is located in the Kansas City area where it holds monthly meetings and an annual conference in February. The Section also presents a workshop, “Introduction to the Environmental Profession” for Young Professionals that covers topics such as air quality, water quality, waste, and field sampling. Finally, the Section holds a few social events during the year to facilitate networking.