All the resources you need are available to download here

NSW Waterwatch has developed the following manuals and resources. The Guide is the background information for activities, and the Field Manual is the procedures and result sheets for field work. Use them in combination together.

Community groups & land managers

High Schools

Primary Schools


To set out your proposed monitoring program, equipment, and contact details, and commitment to regular Waterwatch monitoring

Step-by-step instructions to follow for doing your Waterwatch testing, and a Risk Assessment to do prior to heading out in the field.

Also videos available on completing a risk assessment, procedures for each parameter testing and uploading your data area available for viewing at




Waterwatch support

  • NSW Waterwatch is supported through a range of partnerships through local, regional and state government agencies and non-government organisations. These partnerships enhance the involvement of local people in monitoring local projects and activities that may directly or indirectly, impact on water quality and catchment health. However, levels of support for NSW Waterwatch do vary across NSW.

  • 'Streamwatch is included in the NSW Waterwatch and delivered by the Australian Museum for the Sydney metropolitan & basin areas.'

  • Links with the scientific community ensure that the methods used by Waterwatch participants are suitable, accurate and reliable.

  • NSW Waterwatch representatives are part of the national Waterwatch Australia Network. This network promotes the sharing of tools and resources to enhance community involvement in Waterwatch as a citizen science program. Each Australian State supports Waterwatch slightly differently.