Hydrobiology Author IESC Explanatory Note

  Hydrobiology have authored an Information Guidelines Explanatory Note titled – “Deriving site-specific guideline values for physico-chemical parameters and toxicants” for the Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development (IESC). The explanatory note introduces the use of a water and sediment quality management framework to assist with the design…

Marine eDNA

Hydrobiology is currently implementing environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling in marine environments. This method of sampling is a very effective and non-invasive way, to detect the presence of a wide variety of marine life. During a recent survey in Brazil, we encountered a marine turtle while performing eDNA sampling!  

The Crystal Ball – A timeless Tool of the Trade

Hydrobiology recently came across a ‘Campbell-Stokes Sunshine Recorder’ located at one of our Client’s weather station sites. A device which is not so commonly used these days, although great to see; the Campbell-Stokes Sunshine Recorder was designed over a century and a half ago! These intriguing devices record daily sunshine hours, by focusing sunlight on a…

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…

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…

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…

bizSAFE Level 3

Hydrobiology Singapore has attained bizSAFE Level 3 certification! Hydrobiology takes a serious view on workplace health and safety and by attaining bizSAFE Level 3, we are being recognized by the Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC) of our safety efforts and achievement in Risk Management and WSH Management System. We hope this will give our clients a…

Tea with the Governor

We recently found ourselves in the magnificent grounds of Government House, the Brisbane residence of the Governor of Queensland.  No we didn’t climb over the wall nor were hired to cut the grass – but were invited to afternoon tea if you please, along with the other outstanding winners and finalists of the 2018 Queensland…