Merri Creek Management Committee

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung People of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land of the Merri Merri.

MerriCreekWQsensorsGaladaTamboore2021Friday 26 August, 12-1pm

This webinar (which was re-scheduled from 4 August) showcases the water quality data collected in 2020-21 by two sensors in Merri Creek which measured water temperature and light every hour, and turbidity (water clarity) every two minutes. The project, which involved RMIT University, local councils and MCMC, accessed data (without having to enter the stream) from sensors in Galada Tamboore (Lalor) and North Fitzroy.

In this webinar, which will be via Zoom, RMIT and MCMC will discuss the results and what they mean for ongoing ecological health of Merri Creek, and the cities of Moreland and Whittlesea will present on the exciting water quality improvement projects that they are working on.

Registration is essential - HERE.

The project has been a fantastic opportunity for practitioners within local government, industry, community and academia in the water space to work together using new technology to collect water quality data and to explore new ways of engaging with community.
The water quality of Merri Creek is notoriously poor in its lower reaches, and is also highly variable. Sensors provide the opportunity to monitor changes in levels of pollutants that enter via stormwater drains, and in the longer-term, deterioration due to increased urbanisation in the upper reaches and changes due to climate change.

An overview of the sensor project can be accessed - HERE.

This workshop is funded by Melbourne Water and the cities of Moreland, Whittlesea and Yarra.

Wurundjeri panel - featureSee a web version of these fabulous panels which celebrate the outstanding community achievement since 1975 in transforming Merri Creek from a weed-smothered drain to a much-loved waterway running through a bushland corridor: fronts of panels (17MB file); backs of panels (9MB file).

The two metre size panels were originally displayed at libraries and other public places throughout the Merri Creek catchment over 16 months until late 2016, in celebration of MCMC's 25th Anniversary.