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.

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,…

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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…

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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…

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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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