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.
It's your time to shine
17 March 2015
Entries for the 2015 Healthy Waterways Awards are now open and excitement is building for the big event.Read more
Stormwater Management Training Courses
17 March 2015
Registrations are now open for the following Healthy Waterways Stormwater Management Training courses.Read more
Plastic plagues waterways
12 March 2015
Healthy Waterways has released the latest report from its recent Clean Up program, exposing an alarming trend in the amount of plastic litter in South East Queensland’s waterways.Read more
New Community Marine Debris Grant
05 March 2015
Not-for-profit organisations Healthy Waterways and the Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation (SWRRF) have joined together in the fight against litter entering South East Queensland's waterways and threatening marine life.Read more