Renewable Energy in South Asia

Umbrellas are out as early monsoon rains in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh have coincided with the start of Hydrobiology’s field program to help assess a range of potential sites for floating solar, as part of a country-wide ADB renewable energy project. We are excited to be working with a fantastic team of local…

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!  

Hydrobiology at the latest RBMS Seminar

Hydrobiology’s own Dr Andy Markham, recently delivered a featured presentation at ‘The River Basin Management Society’ (RBMS) Seminar held in Brisbane, which included a range of interesting talks from academia, local governments and industry.  Andy’s insightful presentation covered the recovery of the Rio Doce, following a catastrophic sediment impact and other topics surrounding the geomorphological…

Hydrobiology’s recent footprint in China

In the last week of April 2019, Dr Lin Quanhong- Senior Scientist for Marine and Coastal Sciences, from our Hydrobiology Singapore office attended a 3-day business mission trip, with those from Enterprise Singapore, Singapore Water Association and Sembcorp Industries Ltd to visit the local water industry, located in Nanjing. The visit commenced on the first…

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…

Exciting new Strategic Environmental Assessment Project in Bangladesh

Hydrobiology is excited to be working with Asian Development Bank (ADB) on a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for a renewable energy floating solar project in Bangladesh. The SEA will assist the Government of Bangladesh to understand the potential impacts and risks associated with floating solar projects on waterbodies, their habitat and the species that rely on…

UPDATE YOUR GPS: USING TIME (OR DATE)

In preparation for upcoming fieldwork, Hydrobiology have been busy updating the firmware on our fleet of Global Positioning System (GPS) devices. On the 6th of April 2019 the world awaited what could have been the Y2K Bug of this generation. Although, what is the issue and why should we all be updating our handheld devices?…

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…