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.

2016 A&WMA Memberhship Performace Award

2016 A&WMA National Membership Performance AwardThe Golden West Section of A&WMA has been recognized by the National A&WMA for outstanding performance in membership services in 2016.  Congratulations to our Chair, Wilma Dreessen and 2016 Board Members for a job well done!