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Tony Boland, Managing Director

Tony has over 25 years of experience in remote area field logistics related to water monitoring and investigation programs and has extensive technical skills in the fields of surface water, groundwater, environmental waters, potable water, and wastewater management. He has executed field sampling programs in some of the most remote and climatically hostile areas of the world and has worked with stakeholders from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal communities and sacred areas. 

Tony has undertaken complex field sampling programs on behalf of numerous research organizations, NGO’s and State/Federal government agencies, and has extensive experience working with remote, autonomous data loggers for use in meteorological, hydrographic, and water quality monitoring systems.

Tony maintains relationships with manufacturers in Australia, Canada, the USA, Germany, Indonesia, and Japan, to maintain a comprehensive working knowledge of current water instrumentation technologies.


Dr. Kevin Boland, Director & Principal Scientist, B.App.Sc., Ph.D.

Kevin has over 40 years of experience in water quality management. He is nationally and internationally recognized as an authority in Tropical Limnology and water quality.

Kevin has specialist expertise in environmental hydraulic modelling, predictive water quality modelling, and seasonal water quality fluxes in tropical lakes, reservoirs, water-filled mining voids, and wetlands. He has managed laboratories, large teams of personnel and has been commissioned as team leader on major projects throughout Australia, Southeast Asia, and North America.

Kevin is also an author and editor of numerous papers and articles on water quality, past Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Water Research at the University of Western Australia, and current Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Charles Darwin University.

In 2016, Kevin was the inaugural recipient of the NT Water Professional of the Year award, presented by the Australian Water Association NT Branch. 


Dr. Godfred Duodu, Senior Scientist, B.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Godfred is a versatile Analytical Chemist, Environmental and Nuclear Radiation Scientist, with 18 years of experience. As Senior Scientist, his responsibilities include: the ongoing development and mentoring of all professional staff, the allocation of appropriate professional resources to projects, and to ensure deliverables meet the highest expectations of our clients.

Godfred’s knowledge base incorporates water, sediment, and soil quality studies, as well as production and quality control of radioisotopes and radiopharmaceuticals. He has broad experience in field sampling, chemical analysis and quality assurance, data analysis, interpretation and modelling, risk and ecological assessment, and assessing pollution mitigation measures. Additionally, Godfred has extensive experience in laboratory analytical processes, including Neutron Activation Analysis using Nuclear Reactor and gamma spectroscopy as well as GC-MS, ICP-MS, ICP-OES and LA-ICP-MS.

Godfred has undertaken research tenures with the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission and Queensland University of

Technology (QUT), Brisbane. He also took up academic positions as a lecturer in Valley View University, Ghana and Graduate School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences, University of Ghana. He was recipient of the Science and Engineering Faculty HDR Students Reward for “quality” publications (QUT 2015) and a Write up Scholarship to assist with writing and publication of research findings (QUT 2016) and, in recognition of his PhD thesis “Characterization, source apportionment and ecological risk assessment of some pollutants in Brisbane River sediment”, he received the Executive Dean's Commendation Award Science and Engineering Faculty (QUT 2017) for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis.

Godfred is author of numerous peer reviewed papers and articles on water quality in Analytical and Environmental journals.


Daniel Lane, Senior EngineerB.Eng. (Chemical Engineering)

Daniel’s responsibilities include the execution of remote area water monitoring programs, the installation and management of remote, autonomous data logger systems, and the development of water management plans for isolated and remote water supplies, incorporating procedures, component configuration, component standards, documentation, and regulatory compliance requirements.

Daniel is proficient in the use, calibration, and maintenance of a wide variety of water quality and quantity instrumentation and executes instrument maintenance/calibration programs for Trop Water clients located in remote regions of the Northern Territory. Having graduated from Charles Darwin University in 2019, Daniel is being mentored by Dr. Kevin Boland and Dr. Sandya Nanayakkara, to develop skills in the field of Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Modelling.


Dr. Hong Duc Nguyen, Water Quality Scientist, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Duc is an accomplished scientist with 17 years of experience working in the field of water. At Trop Water, his responsibilities include field sampling, data interpretation and reporting, calibration, and maintenance of field instrumentation, and development of water management plans and programs.

Duc possesses diverse knowledge in areas such as water quality/quantity management and hydro-meteorological studies. His experience extends to field sampling, quality assurance, data analysis, interpretation and modeling, and the evaluation of pollution mitigation measures.

During his career, Duc has completed research tenures at Can Tho University (CTU - Vietnam), University of Adelaide, and Hokkaido University (HU - Japan). He has also held academic positions as a Lecturer at CTU and the Graduate School of Environmental Sciences, HU.

Notably, Duc's work has been recognized through various awards, including the Australian Awards Scholarships in 2012, the Outstanding Academic Award in 2013, and Japan International Cooperation Agency Scholarship in 2019.

Duc has also contributed significantly to the scientific community and is the author of peer-reviewed papers and articles focused on water quality in Natural Hazards, Mitigation, and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, and Power and Water journals.

Victor CalderonField ScientistB.Sc. in Marine Biology

Victor is responsible for the execution of high priority monitoring programs, designed to inform essential service providers, public health and regulatory bodies. These include; environmental impact monitoring programs in estuary and marine environments, water quality monitoring of surface water storage reservoirs, and potable water supply networks, His skill set incorporates nearly 20 years’ of in-field experience in marine ecology, marine mammal research and the scientific evaluation of water.

Victor holds a Master Class V (Five) certification in vessel operations, commercial diver accreditation and has extensive experience in the use, calibration, and maintenance of a vast array of water quality monitoring instrumentation. He undertakes data compilation and development of operational and investigative technical reports to Trop Water clients.

Victor is also responsible for logistics planning required for sampling events, pre & post calibration of instruments, liaison with NATA accredited service laboratories, and monitoring program scheduling.


Arnold Cuanan, Field Scientist, B.Sc. in Fisheries

Arnold is a Field Scientist with long-term experience in marine aquaculture, including science and technical expertise in fish and pearl farming operations. He holds a Master Class 5 certification (Vessel Skipper), with decades of experience in vessel operations in near coastal marine and inland waterways.

Arnold currently assumes the responsibility of in-field team leader in the preparation and execution of routine and event-based water quality monitoring programs in Darwin Harbour, inland waters, potable water supply networks, and wastewater treatment networks of the Northern Territory. Arnold is highly skilled in managing logistics, preparations and execution of complex field sampling programs, calibration, and maintenance of field instrumentation, laboratory liaison, data preparation, and reporting to clients.


Rebecca Norton, Office Manager

Cert III in Business ManagementCourse in Lead Auditor Integrated Management Systems

Rebecca is responsible for the management of office administrative procedures, documentation and Quality, Safety and Environmental Management Systems relevant to Trop Water’s ISO compliance.

Rebecca's duties include procurement and invoicing, client administrative liaison, office maintenance scheduling, coordination and legislative compliance.

Rebecca previously held the position of Accounts Manager for 12 years. She also has 14 years’ experience in business administration with her previous employer.

Labin Kumar Magar, Water Quality Scientist, B.Sc. (Environmental Science)

Labin completed his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science at Queensland University of Technology.
Labin is curren
tly responsible for field sampling, observation, and reporting for wastewater treatment facilities throughout the Darwin area. 
His responsibilities
also include calibration and maintenance of field instrumentation, field sampling programs, laboratory liaison and freight/transport logistics.
Labin also assists field scientific staff in completing monitoring programs for source water supply reservoirs, potable reticulation networks and wastewater receiving environments. 
He is currently undertaking training in the microscopic identification of algae species, under the guidance of Dr Kevin Boland.

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Quentin Vanda-Mower, Water Quality Technician

Quentin is currently responsible for the preparation and execution of routine water monitoring programs in the greater Darwin area. His responsibilities include calibration and maintenance of field instrumentation, field sampling programs, laboratory liaison and freight/transport logistics.

Quentin also assists field scientific staff in completing monitoring programs for source water supply reservoirs, potable reticulation networks and wastewater treatment plants, including discharge receiving environments. He has completed Certificate III in Aquaculture at Charles Darwin University and is a qualified Coxswain (Grade 2). 

Quentin has experience in the use, calibration, and maintenance of a variety of water quality monitoring instrumentation including; Hydrolab Quanta, DS series and HL series submersible water quality probes and sondes, Hach Digital Turbidity meters and Colorimeters, Auto-Samplers, and peristaltic pumps.

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