The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization that enhances knowledge and expertise by providing a neutral forum for information exchange, professional development, networking opportunities, public education, and outreach to more than 8000 environmental professionals in 65 countries. A&WMA also promotes global environmental responsibility and increases the effectiveness of organizations to make critical decisions that benefit society.

The Association attracts decision makers from government agencies, industry, and the academic and research communities who exchange technical and managerial information about air pollution control and waste management. The Association serves these members and the public by promoting environmental responsibility and providing technical and managerial leadership in the fields of air and waste management.

Management benefits of A&WMA include a technical journal and monthly newsletter, numerous technical conferences, an annual convention and many other programs. For those who reside in northern Nevada, membership in A&WMA also includes membership in the Nevada Section and in the Eastern Sierra Chapter.

The Nevada Section

The Nevada Section provides a regional program for Nevada A&WMA members. This includes monthly luncheon meetings and an annual meeting. Speaker topics are both statewide issues and issues relevant to the Las Vegas area.


The Eastern Sierra Chapter

The Eastern Sierra Chapter provides a local program for A&WMA members who work/reside in northern Nevada. Luncheon meetings, technical conferences and other events are primarily held in Reno and Carson City.


Mission and Purpose

The purpose of the Eastern Sierra Chapter is to promote closer professional and personal relations among members of the Chapter and to further the mission and objectives of the Association.

The mission of the Eastern Sierra Chapter is to promote a clean environment, provide leadership in the field of air pollution and waste management, promote a sense of environmental responsibility and serve its membership and the public consistent with the mission and objectives as stated in the Association bylaws.

  • 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.