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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.


Environmental Justice the subject of the next WHE Create Change Speakers Series: May 1

April 27, 2024

Woman for Healthy Environment Speakers Series continues on Wednesday with a leader in Environmental Justice: WHE shared information on the dangers of PFAS and options for addressing ‘forver chemicals’ in our water cycle.  To view the presentation of the Chemicals of Concern panel and all of the powerpoints link to the shared google drive folder.…

Book Signing with Rolling Stone Author Justin Nobel

April 25, 2024

Justin Nobel’s Book Signing “Petroleum-238: Big Oil’s Dangerous Secret and the Grassroots Fight to Stop It” Register here. Join Rolling Stone’s Justin Nobel for a discussion of his new book and how he fights the dark side. May the Fourth is Star Wars Day, and we’ll be getting into the spirit by celebrating a master…

Engaging With America’s Clean Water Protections Webinar — April 30, noon

April 25, 2024

A great lunch ‘n learn opportunity to refresh your knowledge of Federal clean water protections. Join this webinar and share the invite with colleagues to review the constantly evolving laws that protect America’s water. The good news? You can play a part in shaping their future. Join the Izaak Walton League’s Conservation Director, Jared Mott,…

NRCS-PA Conducting Rapid Survey Of Western PA Counties

April 17, 2024

NRCS-PA Conducting Rapid Survey Of Western PA Counties To Determine Impacts Of Flooding So Far In April USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service-PA State Conservationist Denise Coleman is conducting a rapid survey in Western Pennsylvania Counties under the Emergency Watershed Protection Program to determine if the impacts of flooding from the April 2024 rainfall events…

EPA Region 3 Virtual Summit “Empowering Communities for Environmental Equity (May 16 10-4pm)

April 17, 2024

The EPA Mid-Atlantic Summit is a one-day virtual event that is geared towards addressing environmental health topics relevant to the Mid-Atlantic Region. The summit is held annually and features an opening plenary with state environmental secretaries and concurrent sessions focused on various topics, including equity, environmental justice, sustainability, grant opportunities, and more.

May 16 – Act 48 Watershed Teaching Tools for Educators – Workshops in Westmoreland County

April 12, 2024

Penn State Extension provides a variety of non-formal education opportunities across Pennsylvania to a wide range of audiences. On May 16th, at 1:00 PM and 5:30 PM we are holding free “train-the-trainer” programs at the Westmoreland County Extension Office in Greensburg, PA to introduce two curriculum activity kits to educators that would like to add…



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!