Welcome

to the Golden West Section of the Air & Waste Management Association

The Golden West Section (GWS) of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) was formed in June 1984 and serves the northern California area starting from Bakersfield north. Its purpose is to promote better understanding of the problems of air pollution and waste management within the geographic area of the Section and to provide a means of exchanging information directed towards solving those problems.

A&WMA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization that provides training, information, and networking opportunities to more than 8,000 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.

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A&WMA provides programs and activities designed and conducted by environmental professionals for environmental professionals. Membership in A&WMA provides access to a worldwide network of individuals from industry, government, and the consulting, research, academic, and legal communities who engage in the exchange of technical and managerial information.

A&WMA Student Scholarships and Scholarships

Visit the link below for more information on the various scholarships and sponsorship programs offered by GWS and A&WMA.