Waterbugs

Discover hidden creatures

Waterbugs are vital for our waterways and are great water health indicators! They are also on the platypus menu so it is important to keep up to date with the waterbug population.

The program raises community and government awareness in the Gold Coast region and aims to distribute information on macro invertebrate composition, waterways health, trends and impacts. The program is open to the wider community and we really encourage everyone to participate and learn new skills whilst collecting vital data! We aim to collaborate with more community groups to be able expand the program in the next year.

You can find our online Waterbug course here: https://watergum.org/courses/an-introduction-to-waterbugs/

Find our more about the program

Find all the survey results here!

Completed your survey? Fill our the data entry form here

Find the water monitoring guide here

Important emergency contacts to take with you i n the field

Paper sheets need to be completed when out in the field, find them here

Results map

Go to all the different layers to see the results for each survey round during the 2018/2019 financial year

This program is supported the City of Gold Coast