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Welcome to the Air & Waste Management Association's New England Section home page.

Information about the Air & Waste Management Association

Introduction to the A&WMA

The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is an international nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization that provides training, information, and networking opportunities to 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.  

For more information about this organization, link to the A&WMA website. You can also visit their Linkedin site

A&WMA-NES Dinner Meeting - August 2, 2016

 Guest Speaker: MassDEP Deputy Commissioner Beth Card 

Join A&WMA NES for a lively discussion with Beth Card, Mass DEP Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Planning at a dinner meeting on August 2 at the Sturbridge Publick House in Sturbridge, MA.  Deputy Commission Card will share her perspective on current issues confronting the MassDEP including updates to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and other developing air and waste initiatives.  Beth Card leads MassDEP efforts pertaining to regulatory reform and manages priority initiatives related to air, waste, and water. She also is responsible for implementing the Commissioner's priorities (including improved protection of public health and the environment); new approaches (including permit streamlining and regulatory reform; management improvements and organizational changes); environmental/public health risk assessment and standards; and environmental monitoring.

WHAT: Dinner meeting with guest speaker MassDEP Deputy Commissioner Beth Card

WHEN: Tuesday August 2, 2016 from 6.00-8.30 pm

COST: $40 Members and $45 Non-Members 

WHERE: Publick House Inn, Sturbridge, MA 277 Main Street (Rt 131) Sturbridge, MA, 01566 (  

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A&WMA NES will hold our Annual Conference in Framingham, MA on October 27, 2016.  The theme of the conference this year is:

Climate Change: Risks, Rewards, and Resiliency

Dr. Heather Goldstone, Science Reporter at WGBH radio in Boston will be our featured keynote speaker. Her reporting has appeared in venues ranging from NPR and PBS News Hour to The Cape Cod Times and Commercial Fishery News. Most recently, Dr Goldstone hosted the blog Climatide, an exploration of how climate change is impacting coastal life in the region.

Stay tuned for more information!!


The New England Section of the A&WMA


All members of A&WMA belong to a regional "Section," and within Sections there may also be "Chapters."  Members of A&WMA listing a mailing address in one of the six New England states are automatically members of the A&WMA New England Section.  For more information about A&WMA membership, link to the A&WMA website.

The Connecticut Chapter and the Wentworth Institute of Technology Student Chapter are the only Chapters within the New England Section.  Members with addresses in the state of Connecticut are automatically members of the A&WMA Connecticut Chapter. 


The A&WMA New England Section holds a full-day Fall Conference each year, as well as other meetings (e.g., breakfast meetings, dinner meetings, and meetings co-sponsored with other organizations).  Members always receive a discounted registration fee to these events and are kept informed via our "Current News" web page, mailings and/or e-mail, and our web page.  Local meetings enable members to exchange technical and managerial information with colleagues "operating right in their own backyard."  For a list of A&WMA events, as well as other environmental conferences, seminars, and meetings of potential interest to A&WMA members, please see the Events Page.

The Fall conference was held on October 10, 2014 click here for the conference proceedings

Career networking is also encouraged, and New England Section members can advertise positions within their companies on the A&WMA-NES web site at no charge.  Job Postings on the web will be updated as they are received by the Section.  If you have any openings for environmental professionals, please email the information to 

The New England Section also engages in various educational outreach activities.

Executive Board

The A&WMA New England Section has its own Executive Board.  For a list of Board Members and contact information, please see the Executive Board Page.  You may also review the minutes of recent board meetings from that page.

For further questions regarding the Section, please contact Board Member Steve Kmiotek at 508-229-7250 or email any questions to:

If you are an A&WMA Member of the A&WMA New England Section and are not currently receiving e-mail regarding upcoming events and updates to this web page, please send your e-mail address to

Last Updated February 2016

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