Hydrologia offers a range of specialised services across the discipline of surface water hydrology. The services we provide vary from job to job and are customised to meet the needs of our clients.
Often a job will require a number of services. And the type of services vary from general, such as stormwater management, to detailed and forming only a part of a larger project, such as hydraulic modelling.
Below is a listing of the services we provide.
Management of stormwater is an integral part of development across a wide range of urban, industrial and mine development sites. Most civil works that have a terrestrial footprint will need to consider management of stormwater. Sites and development areas also often have to manage the total water cycle, of which stormwater is a partfind out more
Flooding is an important but often underestimated part of our everyday life. Unexpected flooding poses a hazard to people, livestock and property. And climate change is potentially making flood risk even more unpredictable in the future.
Understanding and predicting flooding and the associated risk to people and infrastructure is an important part of emergency and operational planning and design studies.
Environmental Impact Assessments
Environmental impact assessment involves evaluating potential impacts of a development on the environment, identifying management measures and reporting to regulators. This process is often required as part of larger mining or industrial development projects with ground disturbance. We provide the surface water aspects of the approvals process.find out more
Catchment Management Studies
Catchment management in hydrology involves understanding catchment processes and the response of these processes to changes. Many catchments have experienced substantial change as a result of land use change and other factors. We all live and work in a catchment, so these changes affect all of us. Good catchment management requires a holistic approach to planning and needs to be supported with sound technical studies.find out more
Hydrology in design relates to sizing stormwater and flood management infrastructure and quantifying hydraulic performance of these structures. Hydrology assessments are required in projects that have a terrestrial footprint, such as roads, railways, airports, mines and urban and industrial development. Design work is almost always undertaken as part of a larger, multi-disciplinary team.find out more
Many legal and procedural matters require specialist technical advice, including hydrology. These issues may arise in relation to damage caused by flooding or as a result of changes to development approval procedures. Or advice may be required in meeting procedural requirements.find out more
Pure hydrologic analysis is all about understanding the water balance of a catchment. The services we offer here range from water balance studies through to characterising flood-flow rates for design projects. Hydrology services are often part of larger projects and feed other elements of the project. Output from hydrology studies also feed into other technical studies, such as hydraulic modelling.find out more
Hydraulic modelling involves taking catchment flows from a hydrology model and using hydraulic models to simulate flow conditions at a structure or location, such as a road crossing. This modelling is used to either understand stormwater flow or flood conditions or for design of structures.find out more
Monitoring involves collecting data to describe the characteristics of streams, rivers and catchments. Monitoring is often required as part of the environmental approvals process for mine and industrial sites. These data can be used to help characterise the response of the natural system at a development site and/or as part of a regulatory reporting requirement.find out more
Hydrology and complex hydrologic modelling frequently requires the management, manipulation and analysis of large datasets. Datasets can be time series based or spatial. To add to the complexity, different data variables can have different time steps or resolutions yet models or interpretation techniques require resampling or standardisation. Typically this requires specialist techniques and software.find out more
Increasingly, hydrologic and hydraulic modelling techniques require sophisticated data interpretation and manipulation both to provide input data and to interpret results. This involves the application of statistical and other methods for interpreting data.find out more
All of our hydrology projects and the larger projects that we fit into require management.
We understand that sound project management is required as part of the delivery of hydrology services, either as small stand-alone projects through to part of larger multi-disciplinary project teams.
Many people are interested in the projects we work on. It is important that as part of delivery of our projects, we listen to and incorporate feedback from the community and stakeholders. We commonly are involved in the engagement process as part of the delivery of our services.find out more