Healthy waterways for a healthy economy...
The waterways of South East Queensland are an integral part of our lifestyle and economy. With a rapidly growing population and increasingly unpredictable climate, our waterways are under increasing pressure from threats such as soil erosion, stormwater run-off, litter and land clearing.
Healthy Waterways is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to protect and improve our waterways. Together with our members from government, industry and the community we have one clear vision to achieve healthy waterways for a healthy economy.
Healthy Waterways works to understand and communicate the condition of the waterways to drive and influence future targets, policy and actions. We monitor and report on waterway health, educate people on the value of our waterways and support reforms to policy and planning where it will benefit our waterways.
We all have a role to play in protecting our waterways to safeguard the future of our environment, economy and community. Get involved with Healthy Waterways today and together, we can make a difference.
How healthy is your local catchment ?
The annual Healthy Waterways Report Card communicates the health of South East Queensland’s waterways, and identifies issues that require intervention. Ecosystem health is assessed against relevant benchmarks, resulting in a single grade (‘A’ to ‘F’) for each freshwater, estuarine and marine system.
Calling all Scenic Rim Teachers
21 January 2015
Learn how to incorporate our Up the Creek and Down the Drain program into your curriculum at the next teacher training workshop.Read more
Scientists on a quest to survey seagrass
14 January 2015
Earthwatch and Healthy Waterways are conducting a program with volunteer citizen scientists to understand and monitor the state of seagrasses in Moreton Bay.Read more
2014 Report Card Results Released
21 October 2014
Healthy Waterways has launched the 2014 Ecosystem Health Report Card, providing insight into the health of South East Queensland's waterways and Moreton Bay. Thank you to all involved.Read more
10 October 2014
Healthy Waterways has launched an exciting new initiative called Living Waterways, a new way for planners and designers to achieve multiple benefits from our urban water systems.Read more