Waterwatch Victoria is a community engagement program connecting local communities with river health and sustainable water management issues.

Waterwatch is about the faces and actions of thousands of Victorians who volunteer countless hours monitoring, planting, communicating and caring for their local creeks, wetlands, groundwater, rivers and estuaries.

Through Waterwatch, groups are supported and encouraged to become actively involved in local waterway monitoring and on-ground action. A network of Waterwatch Coordinators supports local communities across Victoria. These skilled coordinators:

* Provide water quality and biological monitoring training and support to Waterwatch volunteers, schools and a range of community groups
* Support school and community education and provide awareness-raising activities
* Facilitate partnership opportunities around the health of our rivers – between all levels of government, private business and the community

Waterwatch in the Central Highlands aims to inform, educate and involve the local community in water quality monitoring and the understanding of catchment health.

Central Highlands Waterwatch has been a major player in river health, contributing to the region by providing water-sampling data, conducting water-monitoring workshops, biodiversity events and helping out with tree-planting days.