Council is committed to ensuring that water run-off from river catchments in the region does not negatively impact the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.
With funding support from the Australian Government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs program we are leading the Smart Catchments: Saltwater Creek pilot study in partnership with James Cook University, the Wet Tropics Healthy Waterways Partnership and Itron Australasia. This study is testing new technology to deliver water quality data in real-time and in-turn inform better water management processes.
Read more about the Smart Catchments project.
Take Mobi's Catchment Challenge
The Smart Catchments pilot study has worked with school students, educators and community members in the catchment to develop online activities for individuals and schools to understand the live data that is generated through the project's smart technology.
We encourage you to take 'Mobi's Catchment Challenge' and let us know what you think.
The Caring for Your Catchment Unit is divided into the following lessons and accompanied by a student workbook (coming soon) to compliment the lessons.
- Lesson 1: Getting to know catchments ( PDF, 2.4 MB ) - Students explore what is a catchment and learn about the key features of a catchment
- Lesson 2: Monitoring the health of waterways ( PDF, 2.14 MB ) - Students explore what makes a 'healthy' catchment and what is used to measure this
- Lesson 3: how do we affect the health of a catchment *coming soon
- Lesson 4: What have we learnt about the health of the creek? *coming soon
To get the best experience using Mobi's Catchment Challenge (online activities 1-3 below), please use only Chrome or Firefox. Other browsers are not supported.