Streamwatch is a long running water monitoring program initiated by Sydney Water and the Sydney Catchment Authority. From it’s humble beginnings, Streamwatch started with a trial of 15 schools in 1990. From 1991 to 1994 Streamwatch became a project of the Special Environment Levy Trust. The Streamwatch program originally had a focus on curriculum implementation in secondary schools, but quickly extended beyond schools into a citizen science program.
Streamwatch and the Australian museum.
The Australian Museum has a wealth of expertise and knowledge in the delivery of science, education and research and brings fresh enthusiasm to the Streamwatch program. And with our commitment to citizen science programs and history in documenting and tracking wildlife distributions, water quality monitoring will be another avenue to gather valuable data that can help in assessments of environmental sustainability and change.
We’re very excited about taking over the Streamwatch program and look forward to working with all the community groups and volunteers.
Sydney Water is very proud to have supported Streamwatch for more than 20 years and would like to thank Streamwatch volunteers for their support and commitment. We would also like to encourage continued volunteer participation in monitoring water quality. The program plays an important role in investigating and caring for the local environment.
From January 2013, the Australian Museum will own and run the Streamwatch program, including the Streamwatch website, and new contact details and information about their volunteer program have been provided.
If you are supported by the Sydney Catchment Authority please contact the SCA's Streamwatch Coordinator on 1300 722 468 or by email.
Streamwatch is funded by Sydney Water.