Environmental protection - it's in our nature

21 August 2020

As custodians of 60 per cent of Tasmania’s freshwater resources, we play a pivotal role in looking after some of the state’s most important natural assets, with responsibilities that stretch well beyond the generation of clean energy. Our talented aquatic scientists measure water quality and monitor the health of our aquatic ecosystems. It's just one of many jobs here at Hydro Tasmania and Entura that require skills in subject areas like science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).


People sitting around a campfire after a day of fishing at Penstock Lagoon

Angling for a safe trip

03 August 2020

Tassie’s anglers welcome the opening of our wild brown trout waters every August. This year, the coronavirus lockdown has some of us feeling a little more excited than usual to throw a line in. Maybe you’re looking forward to stalking the trout with those new flies, or you just want to drown a few worms with a mate.


Two people holding up clothes donated for Dress for Success

One good outfit can change your life

14 July 2020

We love ideas that change lives. Dress for Success donate professional outfits to women so they can ace their job interview, get back into work, rebuild a life and achieve independence and confidence.


Hydro Tasmania employee inspecting flora and fauna

Making time for nature - it's all part of the job

05 June 2020

Hear what it’s like to work within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area to protect nature, as members of the Hydro Tasmania and Entura teams share close encounters with native animals, and fascinating insights into native and invasive plant species, to help us understand why now more than ever it’s time.


Hydro Tasmania employee Brett at Gordon Dam

Waiting for the world to return - in the midst of coronvirus remote workers are feeling the isolation more than ever

02 June 2020

We’re all navigating how to work in this unfamiliar world, and for some of us, we see hope on the horizon as things slowly return to normal. But what if you work far beyond the 30km essential travel boundary? We talk to Brett Brady stationed at Gordon Power Station where he’s working with a small team to keep the lights on.


Hydro Tasmania employee sitting outside

For an essential worker, there's no such thing as lockdown

26 May 2020

Getting your head around a new job can be daunting at the best of times, but when there is a global pandemic happening at the same time... Alyssa, our Cadet Hydrographer, accepted the challenge. Her team is working together, but working at a distance, as she continues her role as one of Hydro Tasmania's water caretakers.


Hydro Tasmania's learning and development manager working from home at computer

Navigating COVID-19 as a mum working at home

20 May 2020

Starting a new job amid a global pandemic, Zoe's workplace was nothing like the bustling open-space office she was expecting. Her office was her home, her desk buddies are her husband and two children. How she navigated the complexities of working a brand new job and educating her children from home is admirable, to say the least.


Person walking up tunnel from underground power station

The underground world of hydropower

06 May 2020

Sure our dams are impressive, but while you stand in awe of what's before you, you’re missing a whole world hidden below.


Trevallyn Dam

Water, water everywhere...

27 February 2020

This past January, after we announced a series of planned water releases from some of our dams for the annual Paddle Week rafting and kayaking events, we had a few questions about whether this may have affected the drinking water restrictions announced by TasWater in late 2019.


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Revisiting Hydro’s history and heritage

25 February 2020

It's been 37 years since plans for the Lower Gordon power scheme were abandoned after one of the most divisive environmental campaigns in Tasmania's history. From those controversial times came a deepened commitment by Hydro to environmental planning, revegetation and site restoration.


Waterbug training TAS John

The Waterbug app - don't judge a bug by its cover

04 December 2019

Bugs – they're not for everyone, especially those hardcore arachnophobes who generally jump and run at the mere sight of one. Or so I've heard.


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West: Out on the Edge

03 December 2019

We’re very proud to be a major partner of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG)’s West: Out on the Edge, a captivating new multidisciplinary exhibition exploring a unique region of our state. Tasmania’s west is a complex and compelling place, isolated by its extreme terrain but strengthened by its history and community.


Hydrogen

Just add water – generating Tasmanian hydrogen opportunities with clean energy

25 November 2019

Hydrogen is gaining unprecedented global attention as being a key enabler of a clean, secure and affordable energy future. But what is it? How does it work? And why is Tasmania a good place to make it?


Devils Gate Dam on spill

Hey, you all want to go down to Devils Gate Dam?

07 November 2019

If your first thought here is a leather-clad rock chick, well, you’re certainly not alone, even if it’s just the two of us. One of us might even have trouble seeing the name Devils Gate Dam without bursting into a few bars of the song made famous by Suzi Quatro. But, there’s more to this than seventies nostalgia and ground-breaking female bass guitarists.


NRM NOrth Tamar

Muddying the waters – managing sedimentation in the kanamaluka / Tamar Estuary

28 October 2019

Anyone living in or around Launceston would be familiar with the flood of controversy surrounding the quality of water in the kanamaluka / Tamar estuary. But a new report has shown water


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Pitching a tent – engineering 101

23 October 2019

If you’re packing the camping gear into the boot of the car this holiday season there’s a good chance you’ll come across some of the camping and recreation sites we manage. There are dozens of them around the state and we would love you to use them. If you’re not sure where they are or which one would be best for you, take a look at our ‘find-a-site’ interactive map. To help you get the most out of your camping experience, we asked a couple of our engineers to apply their knowledge of dam building to pitching a tent.


To the Moon and back

To the Moon and back - space technology driving life on earth

16 August 2019

If you are old enough to remember watching the Moon landing on your black and white television in 1969, you will remember it as a defining moment in our history. But what does this have to do with Hydro Tasmania?


Man and boy in a boat holding a fish

World class in our backyard

02 August 2019

To coincide with the opening of the angling season, we asked our Senior Aquatic Scientist David Ikedife for some tips on where to head to make the most of Tasmania's waterways



Design like a girl - tackling the gender divide in engineering

03 July 2019

It’s hard to believe that in 2019, some professions are still regarded as ‘male’ or ‘female’ careers. We at Hydro Tasmania believe in diversity in the workplace and are working actively to increase opportunities for women to enter and remain in traditionally male-dominated professions like engineering.



What can Sandra Bullock teach us about microgrids?

29 May 2019

The Bass Strait islands are powered by world leading renewable microgrid technology. But just how do they work? Like any good explanation, let's start with a film analogy...


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