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. We have a renowned collaborative model consisting of strong community, industry, government and research partnerships working together to achieve healthier waterways that underpin a healthy community.
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 on the value of our waterways and support reforms to policy and planning where it will benefit our waterways and community.
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 are your local waterways?
Find out about the environmental condition of your local waterway, the social and economic benefits they provide to your community and what is being done to protect and improve them.
Waterway champion finalists announced – vote for your favourite!
25 May 2016
The finalists for the 2016 Healthy Waterways Awards have been announced! Healthy Waterways is calling on the community to support the unsung heroes of our waterways by voting for a finalist to win the People’s Choice Award.Read more
Schools and not-for-profits join forces to stop litter at the source
13 May 2016
Not-for-profit organisations, Healthy Waterways and the Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation, have launched the first Zero Waste Grants Initiative for schools in South East Queensland.Read more
Unique opportunity for catchment management in SEQ
09 May 2016
A new organisation combining Healthy Waterways and SEQ Catchments will provide a unique opportunity for coordinated catchment management in South East Queensland.Read more
New online ESC Toolkit launched to fight sediment
03 May 2016
A new online Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) Toolkit has been released to help combat the increasing amount of sediment running off building sites and impacting Queensland's waterways and communities.Read more
Healthy Waterways gratefully acknowledges the support of our members and recognises the valuable contributions and investment they make towards protecting and improving South East Queensland's waterways.