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Welcome to Waterwatch Victoria

Waterwatch is a citizen science program for monitoring waterway health.

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Waterway and Catchment Health

Do you know how healthy your local waterway is? Find out about the water quality data, surveys and observations collected on your local waterway.

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Learn About Your Waterways

School programs and volunteer monitors build their skills and knowledge by participating in Waterwatch.

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View Waterwatch Data

Find out what water quality data, photos and observations are being collected on your local waterway.

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Data Confidence and Interpretation

Understand how we use water quality assessments to measure waterway health.

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Saltwatch

Saltwatch is an environmental monitoring program that helps communities understand the salinity problem in our waterways.

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Why be a Citizen Scientist?

Citizen scientists are people who want to make a difference to the environment and their community.

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Share a Waterway Photo

View photos contributed by community members passionate about their local waterway. If you have you an image to share visit our Instagram site.

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Volunteer with a Waterwatch group

There are many different ways that you can volunteer your time, energy and enthusiasm with Waterwatch, and the program welcomes all new volunteers.

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Waterwatch Victoria News

Keep up to date on all the latest Waterwatch News.

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Events Calendar

The Waterwatch and EstuaryWatch programs host community events throughout the year. Check out our calendar of events to see what’s on near you.

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Waterwatch Case Studies

Read about how Waterwatch water quality data is being used to inform management of our natural resources.

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Waterwatch Publications

Access Waterwatch manuals, reports, strategies, yearbooks and other useful resources here.

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Waterway Health Resources

Victorian landscapes contain a mosaic of waterways. Freshwater is an essential link providing water for our community needs and maintaining natural ecosystems.

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Water Quality Reports

Read reports analysing water quality data and discussing their implications.

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Regional Education Programs

Education programs like River Detectives study water issues, explore principles of ecosystem function, and promote sustainable living practices and behaviours.

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Saltwatch Salinity Snapshot

During Saltwatch Week each year, schools from all over Victoria can learn about the effects of salinity on water quality in their local catchment.

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Measuring Change in Waterways

Water quality monitoring plays an important role in evaluating the condition of Victorian waterways.

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