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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.


Saw Mill Run Master Plan – Webinar Thu. 10 am

March 12, 2024

Tune into the Water Resource Center Webinar this Thursday, March 14, at 10 am to learn about the Saw Mill Run Green Boulevard Master Plan.    Lisa Brown of the Watersheds of South Pittsburgh will be presenting. The Master Plan will be on the City of Pittsburgh Planning Commission’s March 19 agenda for approval…and then will…

From A to C: The Connection Between Agriculture and Conservation with Senator Bob Casey

March 1, 2024

The Farm Bill, which remains delayed in Congress, presents an incredible opportunity to include investments in conservation practices that address a spectrum of issues, ranging from mitigating runoff pollution to carbon sequestration. A coalition of organizations have come together to convene a comprehensive discussion with Senator Bob Casey on the intricate connection between conservation and…

Streambank Stabilization Workshop

February 29, 2024

Hello everyone, Audubon of WPA is doing a streambank stabilization workshop in partnership with WPC and Allegheny County Conservation District on March 28th from 9-12pm. The program is free and will offered in a hybrid format, so you are welcome to join us in person or via Zoom. The in person program will take place…

PA DEP Withdraws Permit Application for CNXM Slickville Trunkline Project

February 28, 2024

PITTSBURGH – On February 26, 2024, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) withdrew a permit application for the CNX Midstream (CNXM) Slickville Trunkline Project. The proposed CNXM Slickville Trunkline Project included two natural gas lines that would transport hazardous and radioactive oil and gas waste. Three Rivers Waterkeeper submitted comments to the PA DEP for consideration. The…

Reminder: Sign-up for one of four upcoming Briefings on Ohio River Basin Community Clean Water Priorities

February 25, 2024

Join the National Wildlife Federation, Ohio River Basin Alliance, Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, and other partners to learn about the findings from 31 Ohio River Basin Restoration community listening sessions held in 2022 and 2023.  This is an opportunity to join other residents to share local clean water concerns in the 14-state Ohio…

Natural Infrastructure/ Workforce Development Policy Report Release

February 22, 2024

Then, join Reimagine Appalachia on Tuesday, March 19th at Noon ET for a webinar discussing a new report that will highlight opportunities to build the workforce while improving our region’s land and increasing our resiliency to climate change. Screenshot (95).png 4.87 MB • Download Register Here



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!