Backwater or Backwaters may refer to:


  • Backwaters (album), a 1982 album by American guitarist Tony Rice
  • Backwater (band), a jazz fusion band from Mobile, Alabama, or this band's 1976 debut album
  • "Backwater", a song by Brian Eno from the album Before and After Science
  • "Backwater", a 1974 song by Status Quo from Quo
  • "Backwater" (song), a 1994 song recorded by the Meat Puppets
  • "Backwaters", 2013 song British band Drenge

    Other uses

  • Backwaters (management festival), the annual national management festival organized by the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
  • Backwater (novel), a novel by Joan Bauer
  • Backwater (river), a part of a river in which there is little or no current
  • Backwaters Press, an American book publishing company
  • Backwater Reservoir, a reservoir in north west Angus, Scotland
  • Backcountry, an isolated and under-developed region