The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is a non-profit professional organization that enhances knowledge and expertise by providing a forum for technology exchange, professional development, networking opportunities, public education, and outreach to more than 9000 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 Central New York Chapter of A&WMA serves approximately 300 members in such diverse fields as engineering, compliance management, industrial hygiene, hazardous waste management, legal counsel, government, and more.
November Dinner Meeting
The November meeting of the CNY A&WMA, held jointly with the CNY American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) will be our annual dinner meeting and student poster session on November 9, 2016 in the student activities building, the Gateway Center, at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
The meeting will begin with a student poster session, where students will present on topics related to Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering or Environmental Health & Safety. Interested students are encouraged to check out the event flyer for rules, guidelines, and how to sign up.
Following the poster session our featured speaker, Wayne McFarland, P.E., will present on Ethical Decisions: The Flint Water Crisis. Wayne of GHD Consulting Engineers, is a graduate of Cornell University (BS), the University of California, Berkeley (MS), and LeMoyne College (MBA), and is a licensed professional engineer in 18 states. He is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, a Certified Energy Manager, and a LEED Accredited Professional. In nearly 40 years of practice, he has directed hundreds of environmental and energy projects across the United States. His presentation will discuss the differences between ethics and morals, professional codes and practices, and legal requirements and protections associated with engineering ethics. Several case studies of engineering disasters associated with unethical conduct will be covered, including the drinking water issues in Flint, Michigan. A discussion of timelines and key political and technical decisions will examine how the crisis led to the resignation of the EPA regional administrator and the head of the Michigan DEQ. One PDH will be awarded for NYS P.E.s, and will satisfy the NYS requirement for one ethics PDH per licensing period. Please visit our events page for more information and sign up today!
2017 Scholarship Applications
We are now accepting 2017 scholarship applications! Graduating high school seniors and current college students may be eligible for scholarship grants of up to $1,500. For all eligibility criteria, instructions, forms, and past winners, check out our Scolarships Page!