The Derwent Estuary Program is a regional partnership between local governments, the Tasmanian state government, commercial and industrial enterprises, scientists and community groups to monitor and help improve the environment of the Derwent river.

The DEP was established in 1999 and has been nationally recognised for excellence in coordinating initiatives to reduce water pollution, conserve habitats and species, monitor river health and promote greater use and enjoyment of the foreshore.

Under our new governance arrangement we look forward to continuing to work with our valued partners and sharing our science for the benefit of the Derwent’s environment and also the community.

Our partners include the Tasmanian State Government, Brighton, Clarence, Derwent Valley, Glenorchy, Hobart and Kingborough councils, TasWater, TasPorts, Norske Skog Boyer, Hydro Tasmania and Nyrstar Hobart.

We also work collaboratively on projects with CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, University of Tasmania, Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, BirdLife Tasmania, MONA and NRM South.

Meet our Inaugural Board Members

  • Nick Heath, Chair
  • Sophie Grace
  • Todd Milne
  • Gary Arnold
  • Greg Davoren