Export Awards 2018 Finalists

Hydrobiology is thrilled to be recognised as one of four finalists in the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards 2018! This recognition from the Queensland Government is on the back of substantial growth in our export sales, particularly the establishment of our Singapore office to better service the Southeast Asian region. We continue to grow and…

Hydrobiology Singapore is Hiring

Hydrobiology is a dynamic, medium-sized environmental consultancy. We have a substantial experience footprint in Southeast Asia and other tropical regions, with ongoing involvement in a variety of high-profile projects. We have opened our first regional base in Singapore and are seeking a motivated and talented individual to join us in a senior role reporting to…

Hydrobiology Singapore Pte Ltd open for business

Hydrobiology is very pleased to announce the incorporation of our new regional operations base in Singapore. Hydrobiology is certainly not a newcomer to the region, having maintained continuous project presence in Southeast Asia since the company commenced in 2001. Our extensive track record is testament to the value placed on our advice and scientific expertise.…

Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem (GDE) analysis using remote imagery

Hydrobiology has been conducting multi-spectral imagery analysis to implement a range of recently developed tools available in the literature to mining projects across Australia and internationally. This has included assessing the rate of change of groundwater use indicators across the dry season, such as vegetation health (NDVI), landscape “wetness” (NDWI), actual Evapotranspiration (WIRADA/CMRSET data), groundwater…

Samarco’s Fundão Dam failure

Hydrobiology experts have been providing on-ground support to BHP on a regular basis since dam failure in late 2015. This has involved impact characterisation related to: aquatic ecology, marine and fresh water quality, and geomorphology. Support has involved regular site visits as well as remote data analysis in Australia. In conjunction with Brazilian scientists, Hydrobiology has…

The Malolo in action

Hydrobiology staff have recently been implementing a monthly marine monitoring program for ERM and Qantas on Moreton Bay and the Brisbane River. Our new commercial vessel, the Malolo (“relax” in Tok-Pisin), performed well providing a very smooth ride. While conditions were often glassy, it was not always smooth sailing!

DGT research at Hydrobiology

Hydrobiology is conducting a research project “Using an eco-toxicological approach to validate the Diffusion Gradients in Thin Film technique (DGT) for the measurement of bioavailable metal concentrations and applied to address the ANZECC and ARMCANZ (2000) framework test for bioavailable metal concentrations”. The research team has considerable experience in DGT technique, ecotoxicology, mine water chemistry,…

Assessing Brisbane’s waterways

Hydrobiology ecologists have teamed up with engineers from Engeny Water Management to assess the condition of Brisbane’s waterways. The project was undertaken for Brisbane City Council and involved walking and canoeing the vast majority of our beautiful waterways to make visual assessments of the natural habitats for plants and animals and locate any bed or…

Hydrobiology in Vietnam

Hydrobiology’s Ross Smith and Trang Huynh recently had a very busy and productive trip to Vietnam, attending two different conferences and taking part in several meeting with government and industry representatives. They first attended the 3rd International Conference on Environmental Pollution, Recovery and Management in Quy Nhon to discuss pollution management. The conference, attended by…