WaterWatch is a national community water quality monitoring network that encourages all Australians to become involved and active in the protection and management of their waterways and catchments.
The WaterWatch program was established by the Australian Government in 1993. There are now nearly 3000 WaterWatch groups monitoring water quality at over 7000 sites throughout 200 catchments.
WaterWatch groups conduct biological and habitat assessments plus physical and chemical water tests.
The WaterWatch network is made up of individuals, community groups, and school groups. Local WaterWatch facilitators and coordinators support the community to understand, protect and restore waterway and catchment health.