Learn More About Our Waterways

The Tamar Estuary and Esk Rivers support a diverse range of social, recreational, environmental and economic values that are highly valued by the community. The TEER waterways and the wider catchment have seen many changes throughout history. It is in understanding the history and the latest scientific knowledge, that we can best inform future management actions to ensure a healthy ecosystem for all.

Working Together for Healthy Waterways

Partners of the TEER Program have produced a series of videos and fact sheets, bringing together science and history experts with industry and government representatives, to explore some of the topics that continue to capture Launceston’s attention. From June - September 2020, new videos and fact sheets will be released weekly, to provide an opportunity to dive deeper into each topic.

Click on the links below to view videos

  1. Introduction
  2. Social history of the kanamaluka/Tamar estuary
  3. Natural history of the kanamaluka/Tamar estuary
Working Together for Healthy Waterways
Working together for healthy waterways in the TEER.
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2020 Virtual Sustainable Dairying and Effluent Expo

This biennial event was scheduled for May 2020, but COVID-19 changed our plans. Although we couldn't host trade displays and farmer Q&A panels, we used four online webinars as an opportunity for some important regulatory and technical updates around effluent management, dam permits, water licensing, carbon farming and water quality. Over 160 people attend the virtual events.

If you missed the live webinars, you can catch up here.

Water Program & Projects

Water Program

Return to the Water Program.

TEER Program

A coordinated approach to manage and guide investment of the Tamar Estuary and Esk Rivers waterways.

Tamar Estuary River Health Action Plan (RHAP)

Catchment works to improve public health through reduced pathogen concentrations in Zone 1 of the kanamaluka/Tamar estuary.

Ecosystem health of the Tamar

Data collected under the Ecosystem Health Assessment Program is used to produce the Tamar Estuary Report Card.