Assessing water quality
Queensland has a wide diversity of waters ranging from upland streams of the Great Divide out to the coastal waters of the Barrier Reef. They include streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, estuaries, embayments and open coastal waters. These waters are important both to the economy of Queensland and for the many recreational benefits they provide. They also have their own intrinsic natural values.
In order to maintain these uses and values, we need to protect our waters and to maintain or enhance them to the best possible condition.