Estuarine water quality monitoring
Environment, Energy and Science (EES) Senior Scientist, Aaron Wright, collecting water quality data on Lake Macquarie as part of a long-term routine monitoring program. Photo by: Michael Orr, EES.
Water quality is important for the health of NSW's environment, wildlife and communities.
This project aims to:
- track changes to the condition of NSW's coastal waterways
- identify areas needing management action
- help with planning and delivering these actions.
The water quality monitoring data from this project helps:
- measure performance in the Marine Integrated Monitoring Program
- better understand the threats and risks to the NSW marine estate
- local governments develop their Coastal Management Programs.
11 September 2020 – The recent heavy rains on the east coast of NSW were very welcome, however the effects on the marine estate are being closely studied in bushfire ravaged areas.
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – Environment, Energy and Science (EES)
- DPI Fisheries
- DPIE – Water
- Local Land Services
- Local Government
- Local communities
Peter Scanes, Senior Team Leader – Estuaries and Catchments, Science Division, EES
Page last updated/reviewed: 29 Sep 2020