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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Hydrobiology team in 2011

Hydrobiology reaches 15 years

April saw Hydrobiology reach 15 years. Luckily someone remembered… 15 years seems to have gone in an instant but what a ride its been.  We have worked in all sorts of wonderful places all over the world, had fun and produced some great results for our clients.  We’ve seen the ‘mining boom’ come and go,…

Swamp Cat

New Toy for Fieldwork

We recently discovered a great new toy for undertaking fieldwork in extensive intertidal areas! This handy vehicle was our main mode of transport for a recent study of intertidal processes in north-western Australia, where ground conditions were treacherous to say the least. The intertidal zone was over 10 km in width and therefore there was…