National Waterbug Blitz
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What is the Waterbug Blitz?

The National Waterbug Blitz is Australia’s first nationwide waterway monitoring event. 

Each year, Australians are encouraged to become ‘citizen scientists’ and investigate how healthy their local waterways and wetlands are, simply by exploring and identifying what waterbugs they contain.  The type and number of waterbugs found in a waterway can tell us a lot about how healthy that waterway is.

Find out how to get involved, as anyone can participate.


The Waterbug App2  Kalang River Waterbug Blitz




2019 Waterbug Photo Competition Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Waterbug Blitz Photo Competition. We received a great selection of photos of a high standard across three categories. Winners received an Olympus Tough TG-6 camera and we hope to see more great macroinvertebrate pics soon! All entries can be viewed here Waterbug Photo Competition 

Download The Waterbug App now!

 The Waterbug App is for identifying and uploading your data to let us know the health of your waterway!

 The Waterbug App    Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play

Check out our Waterbug Blitz Training Workshop events calendar to see if there is a workshop in your local area in 2019!

It's not essential to complete training to do a Waterbug Blitz. Check out our 'How To' videos.


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