Healthy Waterways is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working with our members from government, industry and the community to protect and improve our waterways.
2015 Healthy Waterways Report Card
Find out the condition and benefits of South East Queensland's waterways.
Introducing Water on Tap!

Find out about our revolutionary new initiative
We educate people on the value of our waterways and motivate action to protect and improve this precious resource.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Healthy Waterways Awards
Our Water by Design initiative works to identify and fill knowledge gaps, and enable the uptake of improved practice in sustainable water management.
We ensure that rigorous and independent science underpins our work, and that members have access to relevant scientific information and decision support tools.

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.

Find out the health of your local catchment here

Community & Education

Discover the value of our waterways and what you can do to help protect this precious resource.

Our Region

Connect to your Creek

How you can help

Planning & Development

Browse our range of tools, resources and initiatives driving the sustainable management of urban water.

Water Sensitive Urban Design

Living Waterways

Erosion and Sediment Control

Science & Research

Understand the condition of our waterways and learn about our science-driven approach to waterway management.

Scientific Experts

Monitoring our Waterways

Decision Support Tools


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.