Our Team

Mick Howland

Managing Director

Mick is the Managing Director for Hydrosphere Consulting with a solid technical, project management and regulatory negotiation background gained from over 28 years of water and environmental consulting. Mick's areas of expertise include:

  • Providing high-level management, peer review and strategic advice;

  • Environmental impact assessment and approvals for developments in aquatic environments;

  • Estuarine dredging, dredge planning, impact assessment and monitoring;

  • Coastal management, geomorphological processes and erosion assessment;

  • Aquatic ecology and fishway design;

  • Scenario design, direction and evaluation of hydrological, hydrodynamic, water balance and water quality modelling;

  • GIS data integration, CAD and volumetric analysis;

  • Multi-disciplinary monitoring program design, implementation and analysis;

  • Corporate environmental risk profiling and business strategy; and

  • Communication, stakeholder management and education.


Robyn Campbell

Senior Environmental Engineer

Katie Pratt

Senior Environmental Scientist

Robyn is a chemical engineer with over 20 years’ experience in strategic planning, environmental design and project management for both public and private sector clients. Robyn also specialises in best-practice management for Councils and local water utilities and has a thorough understanding of current legislative and government requirements. Robyn's areas of expertise include: 

  • Project and program management;

  • Strategic planning;

  • Environmental assessment and management;

  • Best-practice management for water utilities;

  • Water and wastewater engineering;

  • Stakeholder and community consultation; and

  • Environmental planning and approvals.

Katie has over 14 years’ experience in a broad range of environmental management, ecological assessment, strategic planning and engineering projects. Katie has been an effective project manager for multi-disciplinary projects involving environmental assessment and rehabilitation, coastal zone management plans, natural resource management, stakeholder consultation and strategic planning. Katie's areas of expertise include:

  • Coastal Management Programs

  • Environmental impact assessment;

  • Ecosystem health monitoring, investigation and management;

  • Aquatic ecology;

  • Water quality assessment;

  • GIS and database development/management;

  • Communication and stakeholder engagement

Uriah Makings

Environmental Scientist

Uriah is an environmental scientist with over 8 years in environmental research, sampling, monitoring and assessment. Uriah has experience in groundwater sampling and monitoring, surface water sampling and monitoring, soil (contaminated land and acid sulphate soils) and sediment sampling, seagrass monitoring, aquatic ecological assessments, preparation of environmental impact assessments and strategic planning projects. Uriahs' areas of expertise include:

  • Environmental assessment and monitoring;

  • Surface/groundwater interactions;

  • Water quality montioring and assessment;

  • Aquatic habitat sampling and mapping;

  • Sediment sampling and assessment; and

  • GIS, data analysis and presentation.


John is an environmental scientist who has completed a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Coastal Resource Management) at Southern Cross University and a Cert IV in Spatial Information Services. John has undertaken several research studies including examining sources of debris on Australian beaches, assessing environmental impacts of human activities on a riverine corridor and associated catchment and assessing impacts on species composition of differing fire regimes in a National Park. John has experience in groundwater sampling and monitoring, surface water sampling and monitoring, dust monitoring, weather station installation and telemetry, preparation of monitoring reports, facilitating approval processes and dealing with compliance matters. John also has extensive GIS mapping experience.

John Fullerton

Environmental Assistant / GIS Specialist


Nicole Fokes

Environmental Consultant

Nicole is an environmental consultant who has completed a Bachelor of Environmental Science at Charles Sturt University and a Diploma of Conservation and Land Management through TAFE NSW. 

Nicole has experience in flora and fauna surveys, vegetation and habitat mapping, habitat assessments,
threatened species surveys, stormwater quality, stormwater management, Water Sensitive Urban Design, and green infrastructure management. Nicole has high level skills in field-based ecological surveys, scientific research, data analysis and management, reporting and communication. Nicole's areas of expertise include:

  • Data analysis and reporting

  • Project management support

  • Ecological assessments

  • Ecological impact mitigation

  • Terrestrial ecology

  • Environmental assessment and management

  • Environmental planning