Water quality

Identifying the short- and long-term impacts of acute environmental events, as well as design and implementation of compliant monitoring plans.

What is water quality monitoring?

Water quality monitoring involves tracking a range of factors that may impact a particular water environment (e.g. ocean, river, estuary, lake, any other body of water), including temperature, salinity, turbidity, light levels, sedimentation and more.

Water quality monitoring often aims to identify the short- and long-term impacts of acute environmental events. These may be human-led events, such as maritime or agricultural work, or extreme climatic conditions that have resulted in environmental disturbances.

At Trinity, water quality monitoring is undertaken by a team of qualified scientists and experienced marine and freshwater professionals.

Who needs water quality monitoring?

Water quality monitoring is typically undertaken by organisations that are operating in or around marine or freshwater environments.

Common examples include resource companies transporting bulk commodities to and from export ports, port authorities conducting regular business or undertaking dredging campaigns, local councils, and developers executing or pursuing projects adjacent to aquatic areas.

Trinity has undertaken water quality monitoring for a range of organisations including:

Why Choose Trinity

Trinity capabilities

Trinity develops monitoring plans and undertakes regular, ad hoc and project-specific water quality monitoring in a range of environments. 

Monitoring plans and scheduled monitoring

Project- and purpose-specific monitoring and compliance reporting

Real-time data and online dashboards

Our equipment and technology

We build customised water quality monitoring stations for each client and project.

Our monitoring stations can be telemetered (real-time data provision) or autonomously logging. Stations can be located anywhere, including between the water column surface to the seabed. Using our modular buoys, a variety of different loggers and parameters can be measured including:

  • Physicochemical parameters, such as temperature, pH, salinity/conductivity, dissolved oxygen and turbidity
  • Photosynthetic active radiation (PAR)
  • Waves and ADCP features, such as currents, turbulence and acoustic scattering
  • Depth and atmospheric pressure
  • Sedimentation (benthic stations).

How we work

Our team of full-time research staff, certified coxswains and marine professionals use dedicated laboratory facilities, specialised field equipment and a fleet of commercial vessels to provide readily mobilised field technical services.

We are also experts in data. Project managers rely upon our user-friendly, cloud-based software solutions that facilitate 24/7 proactive environmental management.

Our in-house expertise and equipment mean we are in a strong position to respond quickly if incidents occur. And our professional service allows organisations to take prompt and comprehensive action in response to any environmental concerns, which can be vital in a) minimising potential environmental harm and b) subsequently demonstrating to regulators that all possible responses were deployed. We work closely with in-house teams to tailor an approach and design a mitigation and remediation solution to suit your needs.

Trinity solutions

Christchurch, New Zealand

Hay Point, Queensland