NSW WaterWatch - Communities Caring for Catchments

NSW Waterwatch is a school and community based water quality monitoring program, which promotes environmental awareness and action through involvement. Primary schools, high schools, community groups, landholders and other community volunteers can participate in the Waterwatch program. The data they collect is used as an indicator of total catchment health.

  • Increasing awareness about their catchment area or local waterway
  • Increasing their skills and experience
  • Assessing the current condition of their local waterway
  • Establishment of baseline water quality data for the waterway
  • Property planning for landholders in managing water quality
  • Monitor the effectiveness of on-ground works and management
  • Assess aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem health

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What can you do in this site?

Identify a species

Click on "FIELD GUIDE" to read about species that you may find in your surveys.

Send your survey data

Click on "ADD RECORDS" to send us the results of your surveys.

Note that you have to be registered and logged in to be able to submit records. The registration process is simple, so have a go.

See your own records and what other people have submitted

Click on "VIEW RECORDS" to browse through the records that you and others have already submitted.

Communities monitoring
catchment health

Latest Statistics

Number of users: 818
Total number of records: 33506
Number of species recorded: 32

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