The Waterbug Program is a new program that has been supported by the City of Gold Coast – Catchment Management Unit. The program is coordinated by the Gold Coast Catchment Association and is in collaboration with Gecko and the Coomera River Catchment Group.

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.