MWA Environmental Consultants Ltd. (also known as Maura Walker and Associates) is a western Canada-based professional consulting firm that provides expertise in solid waste management planning and policy to clients across BC, Yukon, Canada and internationally. Lead by Maura Walker and Carey McIver, professionals in the solid waste field for over 20 years, the firm specializes in strategic and long-range planning, policy analysis, program evaluation and design, and community and stakeholder consultation. MWA’s client base includes municipal governments, regional districts, provincial and territorial governments and engineering consulting firms. MWA is considered one of leading firms for developing long-range solid waste management plans with a focus on minimizing waste sent to disposal. Maura Walker has lead the development of over 20 plans and plan updates, including the Regional District of Nanaimo’s plan, which upon implementation allowed the RDN to achieve over 70% waste diversion and win national and provincial accolades for their success. Through their long-standing service to local governments, MWA is a trusted resource for understanding the details and nuances of municipal solid waste management in Canada and developing effective plans to meet long-term sustainability objectives.