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20 years of Waterwatch

Celebrating 25 Years of Waterwatch

Over the past 25 years, citizen scientists have recorded 173,991 observations from Victoria’s waterways, collecting important ecological information on waterways. These observations are key to guide waterway management decisions, provide early warnings signs of natural events such as algae blooms, flood, fish deaths, pollution and low pH events.

Active community participation in these programs is crucial to supporting healthy waterways into the future. The hard-working volunteers of the Waterwatch program put in a whopping 8,808 hours into the program in 2016 alone.

The program is active in nine out of the ten Catchment Management Authority (CMA) regions: Mallee, Wimmera, North Central, Port Phillip and Western Port, Corangamite, East Gippsland, West Gippsland Goulburn Broken and North East.


Waterwatch Celebrating 20 Years Report.

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