Links to freshwater sites:

Australian non-government organisations:

Australian Society for Limnology (this site contains many useful links to other organisations).

Australian Water Association

Australian Wetlands and Rivers (University of New South Wales)

River Basin Management Society

Tasmania: Water SOS

Waterkeepers (river care)

Wetland Care Australia

Wild Rivers - joint website by Queensland Conservation Council and The Wilderness Society (Qld).


Australian Commonwealth and State government organisations:

Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Heritage

Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forests

Commonwealth National Water Commission

Land and Water Australia

National Land and Water Resources Audit

Australian Capital Territory: government access portal

New South Wales  Department of Land and Water Conservation (this site contains many useful links to other organisations, including NGOs).

Northern Territory: NRETA; Top End Waterways.

Queensland: government access portal

South Australia: government access portal

Tasmania: DPIWE

Western Australia: government access portal

Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment


International freshwater organisations:

Baiji Foundation (Chinese NGO)

Freshwater EcoRegions of the World (WWF / TNC)

Global Water Policy Project

International Lake Environment Committee (Japan - based)

International Water Management Institute

Kansas Geological Survey: Marios Sophocleous (highly recommended)

LakeNet - a global NGO working in collaboration with Ramsar on lake protection.

Ramsar Convention.

River Basin Initiative - a joint Ramsar / Convention on Biological Diversity site

Wetlands International (global NGO engaged in wetland protection)

World Commission on Dams


Consultants in freshwater ecosystems

Ecoconcern (Jim Tait)

Dr John Harris (freshwater fish, river protection)

Dr Martin Mallen-Cooper (fishways)

Mainstream (Australia) Dr Bill Phillips

Dr Mark Lintermans (ACT)

Dr Tim Doeg (Victoria)

Prof  Mike Young (water reform)