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.

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3RQ & WV-based Seminars

December 5, 2023

The West Virginia Water Research Institute (WVWRI) has announced 2 different webinar series coming December through February. One will focus specifically on the Three Rivers QUEST (3RQ) program and its members’ projects, while the other will dive into WVWRI projects in West Virginia. Both are open to the public and provide great learning and networking…

WV Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium & IMWA Congress | April 22, 2024 · 8am – April 26, 2024 · 2pm EDT

November 22, 2023

Meet other mine water colleagues at this joint conference co-hosted by West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force and IMWA.  Date and time April 22, 2024 · 8am – April 26, 2024 · 2pm EDT Location Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place Two Waterfront Place Morgantown, WV 26501 Almost Heaven, West Virginia Get ready to embark…

WPC, BHE GT&S seek proposals for 2024 Watershed Mini Grants

November 15, 2023

11/15/23 The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and BHE GT&S, a Berkshire Hathaway energy company, are now accepting proposals for the 2024 Watershed Mini Grant Program, which provides financial assistance to watershed groups and organizations across the region. For 2024, the program will offer funding to watershed groups and organizations in Indiana, Armstrong, Cambria, Clearfield, Jefferson,…

Support for Small College-Community Stream Projects (3RQ GAPS program)

November 13, 2023

Applications are now open for 3RQ’s 2024 GAPS assistance program. This year’s round of funding will assist small colleges and universities. The aim of GAPS is to collect the baseline data and information needed to secure funding for the engineering and construction of future stream remediation projects. Applicants must be collaborative and motivated to complete…

Cambria-Indiana-Somerset-Westmoreland Counties Water Infrastructure Meeting

November 10, 2023

The second regional discussion on water infrastructure funding will be on November 29th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The objective is to connect with resource providers and tools to bring more funding for drinking and waste water plant improvements, stormwater, recreational assets, and related development to our region.  This meeting is for those involved…

The long road to Drinking Road Standards

November 8, 2023

Propublica published an article about the process for establishing Drinking Water Standards at the federal level and among several states: At its October meeting, the SWPAWN Drinking Water Standards Working Group identified the Pennsylvania process for establishing, monitoring and enforcing standards as a priority issue for additional learning and action.  The notes from the…



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!