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.
Newly evolved 2015 Report Card - Registrations closing soon
02 September 2015
There is still time to register to attend the 2015 Healthy Waterways Report Card launch events before Friday 16 October.Read more
Choose to Reuse!
30 September 2015
In Queensland, we consume 1.6 billion plastic bottles every year of which less than 20% are ever recycled*.Read more
Volunteers helping to study marine life
30 September 2015
As part of the Healthy Waterways and Earthwatch Australia Citizen Science Project, Healthy Waterways scientists Dr James Udy and Dr Paul Maxwell recently took volunteers out on Moreton Bay waters to study marine life and seagrass.Read more
Water for Life - SEQ's water future
23 September 2015
Seqwater has recently launched Water for Life – a plan for providing safe, secure and cost-effective drinking water for South East Queensland over the next 30 years.Read more
Choose to Reuse! 30 Sep