What is Waterwatch?

Waterwatch Australia is on a mission to educate and inspire people to understand the importance of water as a vital natural resource. They’ve created a network of citizen scientists, from all backgrounds and skill levels, who help monitor local waterways including creeks, ponds, lakes, dams, wetlands, lagoons or estuaries.

The goal of Waterwatch is to support communities in monitoring the health of our waterways, increase environmental awareness through education, and take part in projects that help protect, rehabilitate or restore the health of our waterways. By partnering with the community, government, and industry, Waterwatch has been able to address many of the issues that affect water quality and the health of our waterways in a sustainable way.

Join Waterwatch and become a citizen scientist to help care for and sustainably manage our most precious natural asset – water. Together, we can make a positive impact on our environment and ensure that our waterways remain healthy for generations to come.

The Waterwatch program:

  • Engages the community in the environment through monitoring and caring for our catchments
  • Educates and raises awareness in schools and the community on issues concerning catchment health
  • Uses data collected by volunteers to inform policy and on ground catchment management.


Find out more about Waterwatch in Canberra here.