Welcome to Hydrobiology

Hydrobiology is an Australian 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.

Ross appears on Lateline

Ross Smith appeared on a Lateline report last Thursday (6/4/17) on fracking in the Northern Territory. The NT Government has established an independent inquiry in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the Territory, which currently faces a moratorium. The independent inquiry is investigating the environmental, social and economic risks and impacts of fracking and is overseen…

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Amazing lakes

Hydrobiology has had the privilege to study some of the worlds most interesting and significant lakes over the years. Ranging from the almost 600m deep Lake Matano in Sulawesi (Indonesia) to the barely there Lake Disappointment in central Western Australia. We saw just how productive a lake can be as massive hauls of Tilapia were…

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Philippines Trade Mission

Hydrobiology’s Simon Drummond will be part of Australia’s export trade mission to Manila next week, 20th – 24th March. We will be exploring business opportunities with several current and potential clients, as well as meeting with DENR and several mining operations. Next week Manila also hosts the Asian Development Banks annual consultants trade fair, where we…

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Record summer flows in Western Australia

There have been record flows across the south-western Australian river systems this summer, complicating the normal late summer refugia pool sampling program. Hydrobiology has a couple of wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) discharge impact assessments ongoing in the region which are not experiencing the usual annual flow patterns. A key methodology we have been developing together…

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