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 the Upper Ohio River Basin. 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.


Water Technical Assistance Presentations

August 2, 2023

Powerpoint presentations provided by SPC’s Water Resource Center, Water Center at Penn, Rural Community Assistance Partnership, and Water Now Alliance at the Infrastructure Informational Workshop – Thu. July 26. DOWNLOAD PDF HERE

Fracking Through the Cracks: The Halliburton Loophole & Unregulated Chemicals in Fracking

July 31, 2023

Join this Halt the Harm webinar that will look at the cracks in federal regulations on fracking chemicals in our drinking water. Vivian Underhill and Gary Allison will discuss their recent research into the health impacts of the “Halliburton Loophole,” which exempts certain fracking chemicals from federal protections under the Safe Water Drinking Act. August…

Western PA Source Water Protection Conference

July 28, 2023

Registration and agenda here

SWPA Water’s New Strategic Coordinator | John Stephen

July 24, 2023

John Stephen has joined the Southwestern Pennsylvania Water Network as Strategic Coordinator, which is an important milestone in the development of this multi-organization network dedicated to clean water.  The Southwestern Pennsylvania Water Network welcomes John Stephen as its first Strategic Coordinator. John brings over a decade of experience in environmental non-profits. He most recently held…

Mongahelia River Story Map

July 12, 2023

Hi all, If you live, work or are interested in the Monongahela River we request your assistance. Through grants from Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and Martin’s, and the Izaak Walton league Endowment we are working to create a story map of the Monongahela River watershed.  WE need your help. The map will include layers describing, Recreation…

EPA Public Hearing for draft Injection Well Permit, Nicholson Twp., Fayette County

July 10, 2023

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) Region 3 is currently reviewing a draft permit for G2 STEM LLC to construct and operate a Class II-D commercial disposal injection well in Nicholson Township, Fayette County. Injection wells allow a company to inject oil and gas wastewater thousands of feet into the ground. A virtual…



The mission of the SWPA Water Network is to promote sustainable water management practices and protect the water resources of the Upper Ohio River Basin. 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 the Upper Ohio River Basin have access to clean and safe water for generations to come.

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