Welcome to Hydrobiology

Hydrobiology is an environmental consulting company offering integrated services in the physical, biological and chemical processes of environmental systems with a particular emphasis on the aquatic environment.

We have key technical strengths in the areas of risk assessment, impact assessment, hydrology, ecotoxicology, freshwater and marine ecology, river mechanics, water quality, geochemistry and contaminated sediment management.

Hydrobiology’s focus is technical excellence and high level scientific expertise delivered within a commercial framework. We are able to provide our clients with the best possible understanding of environmental risk for their environmental and impact management needs.

Australian Water Quality Guidelines

We are currently working on major revisions to the ANZECC guidelines. Contact us for more details.


In preparation for upcoming fieldwork, Hydrobiology have been busy updating the firmware on our fleet of Global Positioning System (GPS) devices. On the 6th of April 2019 the world awaited what could have been the Y2K Bug of this generation. Although, what is the issue and why should we all be updating our handheld devices?…

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eDNA sampling

Hydrobiology has adopted environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling for a number of projects in recent years. We are currently undertaking eDNA sampling in Brazil using our purpose-made Smith-Root backpack. A few litres of water provide enough information to determine resident fish species via the latest trace DNA testing methods. This quick tool informs biomonitoring programs and is…

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Commencement of Waterbody Risk Profile Project for Logan City Council

Hydrobiology is excited to be working with Logan City Council (LCC) on the ‘Waterbody Risk Profile Project’. The project aims to identify the risk of a waterbody becoming eutrophic and being susceptible to harmful algae blooms, fish kills, bird deaths and human health risks. The multi-criteria eutrophication assessment tool, will be designed using a weight-of-evidence…

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Hydrobiology is now an approved Member of Singapore Water Association

Hydrobiology was recently approved as a member of Singapore Water Association (SWA).  Having more than 250 members, SWA is a dynamic collaboration among government sectors, institutions, consultants, contractors, suppliers and manufacturers, who are the important players in Singapore’s growing water industry. Never defining itself only within the “red dot”, SWA has established a collaborative network…

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