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 Awards and Scholarships

A&WMA 107th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE) will take place in Long Beach, California on June 24-27th, 2014.

The Golden West Section is pleased to announce available funding at $500 each for up to four students in the GWS geographic area to attend the 2014 ACE in Long Beach, if an abstract is accepted for either the full Technical Program (abstract due 11/12/2013), or Student Poster Competition (abstract due 12/16/2013).  Selections will be made from the submitted abstracts.

See link below for abstract submittal details.