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.



11/30 IRISE Stormwater Symposium

November 2, 2023

Registration is now open for the IRISE Stormwater Symposium! Join us on Thursday November 30th from 9:00-3:00 at the University of Pittsburgh. This symposium will focus on stormwater management, maintenance, transportation infrastructure, and all relevant stormwater topics. Students and professionals engaged in water and transportation are welcomed! Registration closes on November 20th. Register today at…

Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory & Three Rivers Waterkeeper Release Analysis of Water Quality in Pittsburgh’s Tributaries

November 1, 2023

In 2021 the Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory and 3 Rivers Waterkeeper received funding from the University of Pittsburgh’s Year of Engagement Program to collect 100 samples from the tributaries that feed the Ohio, Monongahela, and Allegheny Rivers. Together they sampled 25 locations over four quarters from August 2021 to May 2022. The results show elevated levels…

2023 Community Sentinel Awards for Environmental Stewardship

October 31, 2023

Fractracker Alliance and Halt the Harm Network invite us to attend the upcoming 2023 Community Sentinel Awards for Environmental Stewardship—an annual awards program hosted to honor grassroots environmental activists from across the United States for their efforts to protect communities and preserve the environment.This year’s event will be held both online and in person at…

PA Senate Co-Sponsorship Memoranda alerts

October 31, 2023 Senate of Pennsylvania Session of 2023 – 2024 Regular Session MEMORANDUM Posted:  | October 30, 2023 03:51 PM From:  |  Senator Greg Rothman To:  |  All Senate members Subject:  | Reducing Burdensome Requirements to Meet Federal MS4 Regulations |   | I intend to introduce legislation that will help municipalities and businesses comply with…

Aquatic Invasive Species in PA (online Audubon program)

October 26, 2023

Hi all, Audubon of WPA will be hosting an online AIS program with PA Sea Grant. Please see the description of the program below. Clicking the title of the program will take you to the registration page. Feel free to email directly at nmilano[at] if you have any questions. Thanks, Nelson Lunch and Learn: Aquatic…

Buffalo Creek Confluence

October 26, 2023

Hi everyone, I wanted to share that Audubon of Western PA will be hosting a one day summit on Thursday December 7th from 9:00am to 4:00pm. It will be presented in a hybrid format so you are welcome to attend in person at Buffalo Creek Nature Park, 154 Monroe Rd, Sarver, PA 16055 or online…


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!