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4.10 Information sources (Topic j)

Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA)
Air and Waste Management Association
One Gateway Centre, Third Floor
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
United States

toll-free 800-270-3444
Fax: +1-412-232-3450
Mike Roy
Manager of International Programs, ext. 3144

Topics covered: a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h.
Description: The Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is a non-profit, technical, scientific, and educational organization with more than 16,000 members in 65 countries and chapters worldwide. The Association provides a neutral forum for addressing all viewpoints (e.g., technical, scientific, economic, social, political, and public health) of an environmental management issue. It serves its members and the public by promoting environmental responsibility and technical and managerial leadership in the areas of waste processing and control, environmental management, and air pollution. A&WMA represents many disciplines (the physical and social sciences, health, engineering, law, and management) and attracts decision makers from the government, industry, business, and research communities. It provides opportunities for technological exchange, professional development, public education, and networking.
The Association produces a variety of publications including the Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association and fact sheets on specific environmental topics. It holds an annual meeting with about 175 technical sessions, as well as periodic international special conferences and courses. The Association offers a series of teachers manuals, workshops, satellite seminars, videos, and 50-100 short continuing education courses each year. An extensive publication catalogue of more than 100 titles is available.
Format of Information: Books, articles, videos, fact sheets, special conferences, workshops, continuing education, technical sessions at annual meeting, and satellite courses.
Language: English and some Spanish and French.
Consulting or support services: Will refer requests to members with relevant expertise.
Fees: Fees for most meetings and publications. Fact sheets are free.


American Academy of Environmental Engineering (AAEE)
American Academy of Environmental Engineers
130 Holiday Court, Suite 100
Annapolis, MD 21401

Telephone: +1- 410-266-3311
Fax: +1- 410-266-7653
Contact: William C. Anderson, Executive Director

Topics covered: f, g.
Description: The American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE) was founded in 1955, sponsored by the American Public Health Association, the American Society for Civil Engineers, American Water Works, and the Water Environment Federation. The Academy was created to implement a certification process for Environmental Engineers that embraced all areas of environmental practices such as water supply engineering, air pollution control engineering, wastewater treatment, etc. The AAEE establishes the specific environmental engineering expertise of licensed professional engineers through evaluation and examination. The Academy counsels students and perspective students who are motivated by the environmental ethic and are interested in an environmental engineering career, by providing an accurate assessment of the entry requirements and opportunities in the profession and identifying appropriate areas of study. It also works closely with government leaders regarding policies affecting environmental quality and the practices of environmental engineering.
Format of information: The Academy publishes reports, books and book store on line, articles, and a quarterly magazine.
Language: English.
Consulting or Support Services: None.
Fees: Fees for certification and courses.


American National Standard Institute (ANSI)
American National Standards Institute
11 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036.

Telephone: +1- 212-642-4900
Fax: +1-212-398-0023
Contact: Dr. Robert J. Hermann, Chairman

Topics covered: b, c, d, f, g.
Description: The American National Standard Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization founded in 1918 and supported by divers private and public sector organizations.
The institute represents nearly 1,400 companies, organizations, government agencies, and institutional and international members. Rather than actually developing American National Standards, ANSI facilitates their development by establishing consensus among qualified groups, and enforces standard implementations. ANSI promotes the use and adoption of U.S. standards as international standards. ANSI represents the two major non-treaty international standards organizations; the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the International Electro-technical Commission (IEC).
Format of information: Online catalogue and reference library for standards information, quarterly reports, and special meetings.
Language: English.
Consulting or Support Services: None.
Fees: Fees for most materials.


American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
ASCE, Washington Office
Suite 600-1015-15th Street NW
Washington DC, 20005

Telephone: +1-703-295-6300
Fax: +1-703-295-6222
Contact: Luther W. Graef, President

Topics covered: a, b, c, d, e, f, g.
Description: The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), founded in 1852, is the United StatesEoldest national engineering society. It is an educational, technical and professional civil engineering organization, with a mission to advance professional knowledge and improve the practice of civil engineering. The Society encourages international information sharing, and has signed over 50 agreements of co-operation with similar societies in other nations. Its more than 120,000 members come from 142 nations. The ASCE works closely with government and government agencies to build and develop national policies on engineering issues. As well, it develops technical codes and standards to ensure safer buildings, water systems and other civil engineering works. Over 15 to 20 technical conferences are held annually with an average total attendance of 10,000. Continuing education seminars and computer workshops are also offered. ASCE publications include technical papers, the monthly magazine Civil Engineering, the monthly newsletter ASCE News, technical and professional journals, books, conference proceedings, manuals of practice and standards.
Format of information: Magazine, journals, publications, articles, reports, continuing education, annual conferences, and workshops.
Language: English.
Consulting or Support Services: Will refer requests to members with relevant expertise.
Fees: There is a charge for most publications, workshops, conferences etc.


Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada (ACEC)
616-130 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario;
Canada K1P 5G4

Telephone: +1-613-236-0569
Fax: +1-613-236-6193
Contact: Tim Page, President

Topics covered: a, b, c, d, e, g.
Description: The Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada (ACEC) was founded in 1925 to represent independent consulting engineers in Canada, and to promote and protect the professional interest of the Canadian consulting industry in Canada and abroad. Members include over 700 independent consulting engineering firms and 11 provincial and territorial organizations. ACEC hosts an annual conference, and publishes standard contract documents, contractual relationships, human resources training materials, and a bi-monthly magazine
(CCE Magazine). ACEC is a member of FIDIC (The International Federation of Consulting Engineers).
Format of Information: Magazine, articles, conferences, exhibitions, Internet, regular meetings, on-CD ROM information.
Internet: http://www.
Language: English, French.
Consulting or Support Services: Will refer requests to members with relevant expertise.
Fees: There is a charge for most publications and conferences.


Canadian Environmental Law Association
Canadian Environmental Law Association
517 College St., Suite 401
Toronto, ON M6G 4A2

Telephone: +1-416-960-2284
Fax: +1-416-960-9392
Contact: Theresa McClenaghan, Counsel

Topics covered: f, h.
Description: The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) is a non-profit, public interest organization founded in 1970 to respond to public concerns regarding complex environmental issues such as: waste generation, resource exploitation, and development effects. CELA assists governments both in drafting legislation, and at hearings. It is also willing to represent citizens or citizen groups who are unable to afford legal assistance. CELA was one of the first environmental groups in North America to address the environmental impacts of the international trade agreement. CELA shares work plans and strategies and exchanges experiences with other organizations concerned with health protection, labour, social justice, and First Nations. It participated in the activities of the following organizations, Canadian Environmental Defence Fund (CEDF), Canadian Environmental Network (CEN), Common Frontiers (links Canadian, Mexican, and American organizations on trade and environmental issues), and Ontario Environmental Network (OEN).
Format of information: Quarterly newsletter, special meetings, annual meetings, and resource library for the environment and the law.
Language: English and French.
Consulting or Support Services: Will refer requests to members with relevant expertise.
Fees: There are charges for most meetings and publications.


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