ABOUT US


Hydrus Technology is privately held Australian company that is leading a global paradigm shift in water and wastewater treatment. This shift started with the development of our intellectual property for Advanced ElectroChemical and Catalytically Enhanced Oxidation. Those technologies are now the driving force behind HTX closed-loop water recycling service.

These technologies enable a chemical-free process for turning contaminated water and wastewater into water ready for reuse or release into the environment—ending the cycle of fresh water to wastewater so common in industrial water usage. Specifically, the outflow of the HTX service meets typical Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards or customized water quality standards.

Hydrus has raised the bar for the removal of harmful contaminants, such as hydrocarbons, and extraction of valuable minerals and is committed to the cost effective and high-quality treatment of water and wastewater.

Executive Team

David has over 30 years' experience as a business founder, managing director, major projects manager and commercial negotiator. His industry experience spans energy, aviation, agriculture, government and technology. Since 1982, David has developed strong national and international credibility for his strategic leadership and commercial innovation. As Co-founder and Chief Executive of a startup software company, Perfectus Technology, David led the company's growth to 35 technical, legal, accounting, sales and support staff across offices in Auckland, Sydney, London and New York and an independent global reseller network. Partnerships were established and the technology integrated into global enterprise software systems offered by third parties across North America and Europe. David's success as a business leader can be attributed to his eye for untapped opportunity and his drive in delivering results across business operations, customer relations, strategy, risk, governance and compliance.
Andrew Silberberg joined Hydrus Technology in 2016. An experienced lawyer and strategist of over twenty years standing, Andrew previously spent eight years, from 2008 to 2015,as a partner and head of corporate in the Sydney office of a leading Australian law firm. Andrew has been involved in cross-border transactions across several industries and was instrumental in structuring and negotiating the Hydrus strategic alliance with Caterpillar. Currently based in Sydney, Australia, Andrew has worked in the United Kingdom and Switzerland and is an alumnus of the London School of Economics and Harvard Business School. Andrew has been a member of the Hydrus Technology board since 2015.
James Rees joined Hydrus Technology in 2017 after serving on the company's advisory board. He has over twenty years of international experience in investment banking and management consulting at companies including PwC (Australia and the United States), Greenhill, and Credit Suisse. Over the course of his career, James has advised clients from Asia, Australia, and the United States on strategy, performance improvement, mergers and acquisitions, and raising capital. James has a bachelor's degree in economics, a bachelor's degree in commerce, and a graduate diploma in applied finance. Also, he is a chartered accountant. James is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; previously, James served as a director of the Australian American Association and is a current director of TrademarkVision.
John is responsible for the design, engineering and production of Hydrus' solutions. He has more than 25 years of professional experience, specialising in designing and building innovative technologies to enable their infield and commercial application globally. His specialist fields include hydraulics and fluid dynamics, pneumatics, power transmission, electrical engineering, process flow engineering, light and heavy vehicle design, civil design, construction and agriculture. John has a deep aptitude for innovative engineering and his career achievements prior to Hydrus have included developing underground drainage systems, floating roads, re-engineering of agricultural equipment, design and construction of off road heavy vehicles, and design of forestry equipment. He implemented a new design for dairy effluent treatment which has become commonplace worldwide due to its cost efficiency and simplicity. Other projects for which John has been responsible include installing high pressure water mains, the epoxy lining of eroded underground sewer structures, NBN optical fibre rollout, development of heat exchange cooling systems for dairy products, and a cost saving small bridge system with application to the agriculture sector.
Brook performs a crucial role developing the Hydrus ElectroChemical and oxidation technologies. These technologies have a broad application across the energy, mining, industrial and food production sectors globally. During his 30 year career, Brook has developed an impressive portfolio across roles including Water & Wastewater Manager for an Australian District Council; Commissioner on the South Australian Environment Resources and Development Court; and Principal and Chief Environment Engineer for Australian energy and resource professional service company, WorleyParsons Services. He is a former Director and Board Member of Global Geoscience Services and a former Chair of the Environment Industry Association. Among Brook's most notable achievements is his work for the Shanghai Research Institute for Environmental Protection. Brook co-developed the pre-treatment options for industrial waste discharge into Shanghai's Huangpu River. His recommendations were incorporated in the Shanghai Environmental Master Plan (World Bank) and many of the UNEP 'Cleaner Production' Guidelines. Brook holds a Master of Science, Environmental Management and Engineering, Griffith University; Graduate Diploma in Geosciences and Mineral Economics, Macquarie University; and, Diploma in Technology (Management) from the University of South Australia.