Innovating for a More Equitable and Sustainable Water Future

Welcome to the SWPA Water Network, a coalition of organizations working to improve water quality and access in southwestern Pennsylvania. Our mission is to promote sustainable water management practices and ensure that everyone in the region has access to clean, safe, and affordable water. With a focus on collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and community engagement, we are working to address the key water-related challenges facing our region, from climate change and stormwater runoff to agricultural practices and public awareness. Join us in our efforts to protect and preserve our most vital natural resource - water.

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Reminder: Sign-up for one of four upcoming Briefings on Ohio River Basin Community Clean Water Priorities

February 25, 2024

Join the National Wildlife Federation, Ohio River Basin Alliance, Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, and other partners to learn about the findings from 31 Ohio River Basin Restoration community listening sessions held in 2022 and 2023.  This is an opportunity to join other residents to share local clean water concerns in the 14-state Ohio…

Natural Infrastructure/ Workforce Development Policy Report Release

February 22, 2024

Then, join Reimagine Appalachia on Tuesday, March 19th at Noon ET for a webinar discussing a new report that will highlight opportunities to build the workforce while improving our region’s land and increasing our resiliency to climate change. Screenshot (95).png 4.87 MB • Download Register Here


February 22, 2024


DEP Approves PennEnergy Resources 1.5 Million Gallon/Day Water Withdrawal

February 21, 2024

DEP Approves PennEnergy Resources 1.5 Million Gallon/Day Water Withdrawal For Shale Gas Drilling From Big Sewickley Creek In Beaver County On January 29, 2024, the Department of Environmental Protection notified PennEnergy Resources, LLC it had approved their request for a 1.5 million gallon per day water withdrawal and a permit to construct a water intake…

New Report Chronicles Community Concerns, Priorities for Local Waters in Ohio River Basin

February 13, 2024

Report identifies community-driven restoration priorities to address pollution, clean water concerns in 14-state region. REPORT HERE: CINCINNATI, Ohio (February 13, 2024) — Toxic pollution. Sewage contamination. Flooding. These are some of the concerns people in the 14-state Ohio River region have about local waters, according to a new report, released today, by the Ohio River…

Heinz Endowments to invest up to $10 million

February 8, 2024

Heinz Endowments to invest up to $10 million to leverage Inflation Reduction Act funds for region Pittsburgh, Pa., February 7, 2024 — The Heinz Endowments has set aside $10 million to be available over two years to help leverage federal funds through the Inflation Reduction Act and other government legislation. The money will be used…



The mission of the SWPA Water Network is to promote sustainable water management practices and protect the water resources of southwestern Pennsylvania. The organization brings together a diverse group of stakeholders, including government agencies, nonprofit organizations, academia, and community groups, to collaborate and coordinate on efforts to improve water quality and access in the region. Through its work, the SWPA Water Network aims to ensure that all residents of southwestern Pennsylvania have access to clean and safe water for generations to come.

Join the SWPA Water Network and make a difference for our water resources!