These are the benefits you can enjoy as a member of the Air & Waste Management Association:

There are many reasons that environmental professionals should join A&WMA. With several distinct member categories, one is perfect for you. A&WMA offers a wide range of benefits with membership, all designed to give environmental professionals extraordinary value while providing resources and tools to expand their career.

Join 5,000+ international members who take advantage of:

  • Networking opportunities with leading professionals in the environmental field.
  • Access to cutting-edge professional, scientific and technological resources.
  • Opportunities for professional training and development – such as our specialty conferences, webinars, workshops, annual meeting, and the QEP Certification Program.

The Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association

The Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (JA&WMA) is one of the oldest continuously published, peer-reviewed, technical environmental journals in the world. First published in 1951 under the name Air Repair, JA&WMA is intended to serve those occupationally involved in air pollution control and waste management through the publication of timely and reliable information.)


EM, A&WMA’s monthly magazine for environmental managers, explores a range of issues affecting the industry with timely, provocative articles and regular columns written by leaders in the field. EM also keeps readers abreast of important developments throughout the year with coverage of regulatory changes; EPA research; new technologies; market analyses; environment, health, and safety issues; new products; professional development opportunities; and more.

A&WMA Online Store

The Online Store offers A&WMA members and nonmembers access to a wealth of technical environmental information. The Online Store includes books and CDs offered through the A&WMA Publications Catalog. The Store includes the following materials: Annual Conference material, Specialty Conference material, Technical Books and CD’s, and Logo Merchandise. Members receive discounts of up to 25% on Online Store items.

A&WMA Member Directory

As an A&WMA member, you receive access to a searchable, online membership directory, which contains contact information for members. This tool makes connecting and communicating with other environmental professionals easier than ever!

A&WMA Career Center

Whether you’re looking for a new job, or ready to take the next step in your career, the A&WMA career center can help find the opportunity that’s right for you. Post your resume, sign up for job alerts, use career development tools and much more. If you’re an employer, the A&WMA career center can help is the best resource to target your recruiting and reach qualified candidates quickly and easily.


Webinars are the perfect opportunity for continuing education without travel. A&WMA Webinars allow you to interact with experts on hot topic information from the convenience of your home or office and stay on the cutting edge. Webinar participants may also be eligible for continuing education credit. A&WMA issues certificates of participation through our online attendee confirmation system. These certificates may qualify for credit toward a professional license or certification (PE, CLE, etc.) depending on the requirements of your certifying agency.

Specialty Conferences and Workshops

Save 20-30% on registration fees for A&WMA specialty conferences and workshops. Learn about the hottest environmental topics from leading industry experts and network with thousands of industry peers. The more conferences you attend, the bigger your savings!

A&WMA Awards Program

Each year, the Air & Waste Management Association recognizes individuals and companies for outstanding accomplishments in the promotion of a clean environment through the Honors & Awards Program at the Annual Conference and Exhibition. These awards were created by the Association to encourage environmental professionals to serve as models for others to emulate and, in doing so, further the mission and objectives of the Association.

A&WMA Leadership Opportunities

A&WMA has numerous volunteer opportunities available to members. Members can serve on the Board of Directors or get involved in A&WMA’s various Councils such as Education, Technical, Section & Chapters and Publication.

Local Sections & Chapters

A&WMA international membership includes free membership to A&WMA’s local sections and chapters. The Association’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 32 Sections and 100 Chapters worldwide.

Membership Report

The WV Chapter membership committee has completed a comprehensive membership evaluation that compares and contrasts our membership population from 2017 to 2018 and includes distribution of membership by geography, profession, and gender. The goal of the report is to better understand where our membership is both strong and underserved. The report offers suggestions and recommendations to make our membership more robust and inclusive. We hope you find this report useful and encourage your feedback and participation in our organization if you are not yet a member. The report can be found at the following link.