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…

Details

Hydrobiology Scientist Discovers New Sea Slug record for SE QLD!

You don’t need to visit the Great Barrier Reef to find some of Queensland’s most colourful marine life! The stretch of coastline from the top of Moreton Bay to Noosa, boasts over 800 species of seaslugs (collectively termed Nudibranchs) all of which have been documented by Nudibranch expert and enthusiast, Gary Cobb (http://www.nudibranch.com.au/index.html).  The 796th…

Details

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…

Details

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?…

Details

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…

Details

Commencement of Waterbody Risk Profile Project for Logan City Council

Hydrobiology is excited to be working with Logan City Council (LCC) on the ‘Waterbody Risk Profile Project’. The project aims to identify the risk of a waterbody becoming eutrophic and being susceptible to harmful algae blooms, fish kills, bird deaths and human health risks. The multi-criteria eutrophication assessment tool, will be designed using a weight-of-evidence…

Details

Hydrobiology is now an approved Member of Singapore Water Association

Hydrobiology was recently approved as a member of Singapore Water Association (SWA).  Having more than 250 members, SWA is a dynamic collaboration among government sectors, institutions, consultants, contractors, suppliers and manufacturers, who are the important players in Singapore’s growing water industry. Never defining itself only within the “red dot”, SWA has established a collaborative network…

Details

NiPERA Workshop

Hydrobiology contributed to the NiPERA Workshop on Advances in Risk Assessment Tools with Relevance to Tropical Southeast Asia and Melanesia (SEAM), held in Singapore this week.  The workshop was a wrap up of a 5 year research program into nickel bioavailability and ecotoxicity in the SEAM region.    Hydrobiology was responsible for collating water, sediment and soil…

Details

2019 Minist​er’s Award for Urban Design

The 2019 Minister’s Award for Urban Design recognises contemporary Queensland urban design projects of the highest quality and encourages cities, towns and communities across Queensland to strive for best practice in all projects. The awards were recently held and the jury recommended one award and two commendations. The Oxley Creek Transformation Master Plan was one of two…

Details