2017 Pre-wet REMP Sampling in the Fitzroy Basin

Hydrobiology’s Ecology and Biodiversity Management team have recently completed several receiving environment monitoring program (REMP) surveys across the Fitzroy Basin. There have been strong rainfalls throughout the region over the past two months, and many sites that have often been dry are now flowing. Hydrobiology have critically sampled and assessed aquatic habitat, stream flow, surface…

Perth Office has moved

After 9 years in our previous office in East Perth, we have moved to the suburb of West Leederville. It’s about the same distance from the CBD (a few blocks) but in a more high-profile location and closer to most of our Perth clients. The new office has better storage and meeting facilities as well…

Southwestern Snake-necked Turtle

Our latest encounter with the Southwestern Snake-necked Turtles (Chelodina (Macrodiremys) colliei) as part of our recent surveys of the Avon River in Western Australia. The survey included sampling of water quality, macroinvertebrates and fish. The Southwestern Snake-necked turtle is endemic to the region and lives in permanent freshwater and seasonal swamps. Females will start laying their eggs in the coming…

DGT Conference 2017

At the DGT 2017 Conference held on the Gold Coast from the 5th to the 8th of September, Dr Trang Huynh discussed the challenges of using the Diffusive Gradients in Thin films (DGT) technique in regulatory application to replace the four steps in the ANZECC decision tree for assessing metals in water and the advantages…

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…

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…