Events calendar

The EstuaryWatch and Waterwatch programs host community events throughout the year. Check out our calendar of events to see what’s on near you.

Aug 2017

Events in August 2017

Waterwatch Victoria Quality Assurance Fortnight various

Monday 7th
9:00am - 9:00am

Waterwatch Victoria Quality Assurance Fortnight

Waterwatch monitors provide important water quality data informing management of our waterways. To keep our data trusted and credible the Waterwatch Victoria provides mystery samples to test the proficiency of monitors and regional coordinators. Find out more about Waterwatch quality assurance processed here and contact your regional coordinator to find out how monitors are involved in this important program.


National Science Week various

Saturday 12th
9:00am - 9:00am

National Science Week

Festivals, talks, demonstrations, forums, walks, performance and open days. There are hundreds of public events every year in National Science Week to attend in cities and towns right across the country.

Visit the website to find out more

Backyard Food Garden Design and Management Ballarat Central Library

Wednesday 16th
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Free workshop presented by John Ditchburn, Urban Food Garden.

Hints and tips for growing food in your own backyard

No booking required

Contact: Smart Living Ballarat

Keep Australia Beautiful Week various

Monday 21st
9:00am - 9:00am

Keep Australia Beautiful Week

Tidy towns, clean veaches, sustainable cities… learn more about Keep Australia Beautiful campaigns here


Dandenong Catchment Collaboration Workshop 1 Patterson River Golf Club, The Fairway, Bonbeach

Thursday 24th
9:30am - 1:30pm
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Melbourne Water is strengthening our collaboration with stakeholders in the way we manage waterways in the Dandenong catchment. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to work together to create and shape the future of the Dandenong Catchment.

We invite you to work with community and key stakeholders to discover opportunities and co-design solutions that will guide on-ground activities in the catchment over the next 10 years.

The collaborative design workshop series are monthly meetings where we will come together to work on:

  • Developing a vision and set of goals for the catchment
  • Explore key issues, opportunities and aspirations for everyone in the catchment (e.g. community values)
  • Identify where we can focus our efforts and how we can make this happen – for example collaborating on targets and actions to achieve catchment goals

Our first workshop in the series will be on 24 August and will cover:

  • A snapshot of the catchment - including an overview and assessment of the condition of waterways in the catchment versus what we hoped for in the Healthy Waterways Strategy.
  • Key issues and opportunities in the Werribee catchment that need attention.
  • What does success look like when we work together in Collaborative Design?

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