The Latrobe Valley Water Project sees citizen scientists working with EPA to monitor the health of waterways in the region.

The project aims to monitor local waterways and identify the amount of faecal contamination by assessing the number of coliform bacteria such as E.coli.

The project will see Latrobe Valley citizen scientists testing its waterways at key intervals.  Testing will include bacterial and chemical analyses along with additional data to monitor levels of biota, pH, turbidity and nutrients. Certain sites of interest will also receive testing for biochemical oxygen demand, and chemical oxygen demand to assess the overall health of waterways and pollutants that may impact river health.

How to become a citizen scientist

To join this or other projects, contact our Statewide Citizen Science Program Coordinator.

Find out more about our citizen science program

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Reviewed 27 October 2021