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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.

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Water Infrastructure Financing Workshop – April 18

April 2, 2024

Join the Southwestern Pennsylvania Water Network and its partners at the next Municipal Water Infrastructure Financing Workshop, April 18 at Butler County Community College.  The workshop is designed to empower communities and the entire water sector with the knowledge and tools to enhance public water systems sustainably.  Hosted by leading experts in the field, this…

Build Your Leadership Skills — an opportunity

March 28, 2024

I’m sharing an opportunity to learn leadership and facilitation skills virtually this spring.  Facilitating Engaging Meetings is a 3-part online program designed to increase your understanding of meeting facilitation skills through guided and interactive workshop sessions.  Participants in this program from the Institute for Conservation Leadership (ICL) will benefit from a peer learning environment and…

Opportunity for local organizations through River Network

March 28, 2024

River Network is looking to launch new  Community-Led Research (CLR) projects and Leadership Development (LD) programs in partnership with local organizations. Selected organizations receive up to $8,000 in funding and direct technical assistance to advance their project. We are particularly interested in partnering with organizations that are: 1. working to advance climate resilience, 2. focused…

Municipal Infrastructure Financing Workshop | April 18

March 28, 2024

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Water Network’s next Municipal Water Infrastructure Financing Workshop is April 18 at the Butler County Community College.  The workshop is designed to empower communities to attract the federal and state funding and tools to enhance public water systems sustainably.  Attendees will learn the secrets to financing resilient water infrastructure and building quality…

Canoe Access Development Fund application period is open to April 26

March 26, 2024

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is seeking grant applications for its Canoe Access Development Fund (CADF), which supports projects that will improve canoe and kayak access to Western Pennsylvania’s waterways. The Conservancy’s CADF provides technical assistance and grants of up to $5,000 for the construction and enhancement of canoe and kayak access locations. Founded in 2008…

Finding funds for Natural Infrastructure and Source Water Protection

March 23, 2024

The Source Water Collaborative is hosting a webinar in early April to help local leaders access federal funds for local water stewardship. The SWC webinar, April 10, 2024, from 2:30 – 4:00pm (eastern time), is “Demystifying How to Access Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Funds for Source Water Protection and Natural Infrastructure.“ It is the second…

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THE SWPA WATER NETWORK MISSION

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!