Waterwatch programs

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Get involved in exploring and protecting your local waterway and natural environment with our Waterwatch programs.

These programs are designed to connect you with your local waterway, providing training and tools so you can become involved in monitoring waterway health.

The data you collect could contribute to scientific research, management planning and on-ground actions that improve the health of our waterways. 

  • COVID-19 update: Like many businesses, we are doing our part to assist in limiting the spread of the COVID-19. This involves changing the way we are working including enabling staff to work from home and implementing social distancing practices.
  • This has an impact on upcoming scheduled Waterwatch meetings, workshops and events, including all upcoming scheduled Waterwatch program events (incorporating Water Quality testing, Waterbug Census, Frog Census, Platypus Census and Litter Action). 
  • As a result of this new way of working, we are unable to hold any upcoming sessions involving face-to-face activities or meetings until further notice.

How you can get involved

Get involved by using our citizen science apps or downloading resources to learn more about your local waterway:

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Notifications for events

Stony Creek Event

Want to know when our events are on? Please fill in this short survey to register your interest in volunteering for one of our programs or to be notified of upcoming Waterwatch events.

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Resources for educators

A Melbourne Water worker looking at a discovery from a waterway with children

Check out the following lesson sequences and activities for educators, including:

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Last updated:
24 April 2020