Healthy Waterways   About us

About us

Healthy Waterways is a not-for-profit, non-government, membership-based organisation working to protect and improve waterway health in South East Queensland (SEQ). Join us today.

The waterways of SEQ are an integral part of our lifestyle and economy. With a rapidly growing population and increasingly unpredictable climate, the challenge is to protect our precious waterways now, and for future generations to enjoy.

Healthy Waterways facilitates careful planning and coordinated efforts at local and regional levels among a network of member organisations from government, industry, research and the community to deliver our shared purpose for healthy waterways. 

The Healthy Waterways Purpose

Healthy Waterways’ members work together to achieve a shared purpose: Through partnerships, achieve healthy waterways in South East Queensland, where people live, work and play.

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Healthy Waterways Programs

To support our members and achieve our purpose, the Healthy Waterways Office delivers four key program areas:

Science and Innovation 

Science and Innovation - provides independent scientific advice, develops innovative decision support tools and ensures that rigorous science underpins Healthy Waterways’ work.

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Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program - delivers one of the most comprehensive marine, estuarine and freshwater monitoring programs in Australia. The program highlights whether the health of SEQ’s waterways and Moreton Bay is improving or declining, and provides insight into the issues impacting on waterway health.

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Water by Designenables individuals and organisations to achieve sustainable urban water management. The program uses capacity building, develops guidelines, conducts training courses and supports collaborative, science-based policy development to implement best practice water sensitive urban design.

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Communication, Education and Motivation Program - develops and implements initiatives that engage and educate the community in the issue of waterway health, and motivates individual and collective community action.

Contact the Healthy Waterways Office. 

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