The Environmental Technology and Management Association (ETMA) is the Saudi Arabian Section of the Air and Waste Management Association (SAS-A&WMA). ETMA became the first international section of the association in 1993 and currently has approximately 400 members. The goals of A&WMA are to promote technology exchange, professional development, networking opportunities, public education and outreach events.
About eight newsletters are produced and widely distributed by ETMA each year, which contain local news as well as information from A&WMA headquarters. Technical meetings are generally held bimonthly, with presentations and field trips on a variety of environmental topics. A specialty conference entitled "Environmental Progress in the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries" is held every 2-3 years in Saudi Arabia/Bahrain. Additional educational activities are planned.
ETMA has an executive board composed of 4 officers, 4 directors, and one past-Chair. The board members serve 2-year terms of office and meet regularly to handle section business. For a list of the current board members, click here.
Two excellent journals are produced by A&WMA headquarters. The Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association and EM, the Magazine for Environmental Managers. Both of these are now available online through the A&WMA Website. A&WMA also offers a large selection of technical books and educational materials, as well as conferences; short courses, workshops and satellite seminars.