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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.


Sackett decision – impacts wetland protections under the Clean Water Act

May 26, 2023

Sackett decision: In a giveaway to big polluters and developers, the Supreme Court ignores the Clean Water Act 05/25/2023 In a giveaway to big polluters and developers, the Supreme Court ruled on May 25 that the Clean Water Act does not apply to a majority of the nation’s wetlands. In announcing its decision in Sackett…

Where to Turn: A Resource Directory

May 19, 2023

This guide includes resources for those: Living with shale gas development (sometimes called “fracking”) Wanting to learn more about shale gas development and its impacts; Needing assistance with shale gas-related emergencies, health concerns, legal assistance, and other services Looking for opportunities to get involved The resources below have been used by EHP in the past…

SWPA Water Network Seeking Coordinator

May 9, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE SWPA WATER NETWORK  The Southwestern Pennsylvania Water Network is seeking a Strategic Network Coordinator. This is a full-time one-year remote position (anticipated to be renewable) which does require some travel. The successful candidate must live in the region.  The position will pay $70,000 with benefits.  Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant…

3RQ Mapping Tool

April 25, 2023

Three Rivers QUEST (3RQ) has developed a new 3RQ Mapping Tool to compile environmental spatial data from government agencies, 3RQ and its member organizations, NGOs, and more– all in one convenient place with the goal of studying environmental datasets across state lines within the Upper Ohio River Basin.

Ohio River | At Risk

April 19, 2023

The Ohio River begins at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, flowing southwest and defining boundaries of Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois before flowing into the Mississippi River in Cairo, Illinois. The watershed covers more than 200,000 square miles and provides drinking water for over five million people.…

Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps AmeriCorps Program

April 17, 2023

Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps AmeriCorps Program 119 Park Street Ebensburg, PA 15931 Phone: 814-472-7690 ext. 2337   Fax: 814-472-5033 Email: Website:  April 14, 2023  Dear AmeriCorps Friends and Partners: PMSC AmeriCorps is happy to announce that it is application time again! As we enter our 29th year of service in Southwestern/Southcentral PA, a…



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!