The health-e-waterways website development was a collaborative project between The University of Queensland, Healthy Waterways and Microsoft Research. The project aimed to allow scientists, policy-makers, management and the general public the ability to search and query waterway health information through a single online interface.
The system integrated multiple water information databases generated through the Healthy Waterways’ Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program and hosted by a variety of government agencies and research organisations.
Released in 2009, the health-e-waterways website display of Ecosystem Health Report Card results was cutting edge technology for its time. Communication of the Report Card data has since been reviewed in-line with new digital communication methods, the evolution of the Healthy Waterways Monitoring Program and the information needs of our members and general community. As a result, the online display of the Report Card is transitioning to be updated and integrated with this Healthy Waterways website (launched October 2014). The Healthy Waterways website will be further enhanced to deliver the new evolution of Report Card in 2015 which will incorporate social and economic monitoring results.