Water Quality Management

The development and implementation of a robust, targeted and defensible water quality monitoring program is key, not only to understanding and managing the impacts of surface and waste water discharges to the natural environment, but also to meet the requirements of a project approvals and permits (EPA discharge license, works on waterways permit, CEMP).

Aquatica Environmental complements its expertise in aquatic ecosystem management with extensive experience providing water quality monitoring, management and impact assessment services.  We have particular experience working with wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), sewage treatment plant (STP), mining, offshore oil and gas and industrial discharges to freshwater, estuarine and marine environments.  We have experience in developing discharge water quality monitoring programs that comply with licence / permit requirements and provide robust and defensible results and reporting.  We combine leading edge technologies with outstanding project experience to deliver positive project, economic and environmental solutions.

Water Quality Management Services

  • Assessment of the impact of discharges to wetland, lake, river, estuarine and marine systems
  • Baseline surveys
  • Design, implementation and review of water quality monitoring programs
  • Water quality data analysis and interpretation
  • Development of water quality component of project management plans (EP, CEMP)
  • Water quality monitoring and impact assessment for:
    • Waste Water Treatment Plant Discharges
    • Industrial discharges to ground and surface waters
    • Construction impacts
    • Development impacts
    • Oil / spill impacts
    • Investigation of the interaction between surface water and groundwater
    • Expert Witness

Projects

  • Baseline water quality monitoring for a pipeline project, Yarra River Warburton
  • Water quality data and monitoring program review and risk assessment for heavy industry discharge to Corio Bay, Victoria
  • Development and implementation of water quality, river health and ecological impact monitoring program for WWPT discharges to the Goulburn River at Eildon, Alexandra and Shepparton Victoria.
  • Monitoring of water quality and macroinvertebrate communities to assessment the effectiveness of a constructed water treatment wetland on the Mornington Peninsular, Victoria
  • Assessment of mine surface water discharges against EPA license requirements and SEPP Guidelines.