Melbourne is the capital city of the Australian state of Victoria and its geography encompasses mostly ninety-five (95%) of water resources while its forty percent (40%) constitute the landmass used for agricultural and grazing activities.


Historically coined as the Emerald Hill, this capital city hosts for major water reservoirs, alluvial aquifers, and basins for storing water supply. You can find most lakes, rivers, dams, and basins in this area. Moreover, it is a popular city to call for a water adventure and a paradise for Melbourne commercial divers.


The government and private companies have agreed to preserve these natural resources to maintain an ecological balance to the environment. In this way, they can be able to protect the wild and marine life as well as safeguard the bodies of water.


To manage the underwater ecology effectively, we have gathered the most efficient ways to protect and preserve the bodies of water in the Southern Melbourne areas.


1.     Conduct Inspection, Reservoir Cleaning, Repairs, and Maintenance


Regular inspection of the reservoirs, tanks, and dams is an important step to ensure that preventive maintenance has been implemented properly. The inspection can be done on a monthly to quarterly basis to comply with the storage regulations, sanitation policies, and energy reservation management.


Scuba divers used non-destructive testing equipment to monitor the water supply. They can also analyze whether these reservoirs can control floods and produce hydroelectric energy.


2.     Schedule a Contamination Diving


A contamination diving is a significant procedure to ensure that strict compliance and monitoring have been put into place. By using the extensive equipment and protocols, the divers will know how to assess the situation and find solutions on how to sanitize the polluted water.


They can determine whether there is a need to install new devices to detect water supply and storage efficiently. This procedure will also assess if there is a need to do some repairs, maintenance, demolition, or test.


3.     Set Up Underwater Camera and Video Systems


How can you monitor the underwater situation? Installing camera and video systems is an effective approach to oversee the activities and hazards beneath the water surfaces.


For instance, the Southern Divers company uses a remote operator vehicle (ROV) technique to help the scuba divers in inspection, repairs, maintenance, and more. In this way, it assists the project managers and engineers to communicate with the scuba divers in assessing the status of the reservoirs, wild marine life, and water contaminants.


The device systems can also help in detecting the water levels whether the reservoirs can control the flood from occurring. Moreover, these tools act as a gauge in assessing the environmental water conditions and hazards.


4.     Perform Invasive Pest Surveys


A key step to eliminate the incursion of the pests is to have preventive maintenance and risk assessment procedures. Scientific divers will inspect the condition of the reservoirs and environmental conditions to determine the necessary pest control procedures.


An invasive pest survey is a useful field data gathered that helps in analyzing the possible threats and solutions to eradicate the invasion of the pests. There are various techniques in detecting these contaminants and how to capture them such as settlement arrays, crab traps, and other biosecurity measures.


5.     Perform Underwater Environmental Services


In keeping the water safe from consumption and use, the professional divers should conduct regular monitoring to assess whether there are contaminants. Some substances may pollute the water due to the intentional and accidental phenomenon. As an example, when the ships carry tons of oil barrels and these substances are spilled accidentally at the ocean or seas. In this situation, it calls for the services of the divers to help in removing the oil particles that may contaminate the water and affects marine organisms.


Aside from this scenario, professional divers can assess whether water quality is safe for our health. By using their advanced testing procedures and tools, they can detect whether there are any contaminants or phytoplankton. In this way, they can determine if the water is safe for consumption or not.


For scientific studies, they can also help in conducting test samples for sedimentary and geophysical analysis for the soil and rocks found in the water seabed.


The Verdict


For ecological management to be effective, the people should abide by the laws and cooperate with the government and private sectors. You can start with small help that can provide a big contribution to the environment. Some of the things that you can do are the following:


  • Create waste management signages and follow them
  • Build a petition group in social media and fundraiser for an environmental cause
  • Raise awareness for the marine species and promote the common good
  • Follow strict compliance set by the government and private sectors


By doing a simple thing, you can create a better world to live in.

Author's Bio: 

Sagar Mandan is HR and Writer at Techssocial. He likes to share his knowledge by means of writing articles on news, tech, health etc. He likes to stay with family and friends when he is free from work