Collecting environmental data to guide waterway management

Georges River – River Health & Research Program

The River Health & Research Program strives to act as a secure custodian of Georges River environmental data. This data is useful for monitoring the condition of waterways and informing best practice waterway management by Member Councils and stakeholders.

This Program also aims to generate and support research, to aid evidence-based best practice management, of urban waterways. The data collected is essential to gain knowledge and to strive to become a best practice urban waterway monitoring program.

The Program applies scientifically rigorous methods, to the assessment of freshwater tributaries and estuarine sections, of the Georges River. This complex data is simplified into grades, like those reported in the State of the Georges River 2020 Report and River Health Report Cards, found in our Resource Library. These reports facilitate a shared understanding of the condition of waterways.