Groundwater Research & Training - October 2015
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Prof. Tony Jakeman cited in Thomson Reuters top list!

One of the key members of the Centre's  leadership team, Professor Tony Jakeman has been listed this year as one the most highly cited researchers (top 1%) by Thomson Reuters. He is one of four people at The Australian National University (ANU) to have been recognised in this way.

This entry recognises a lifetime of exceptional research output.

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.


Researcher Spotlight:
Charlotte Iverach

Charlotte Iverach is a 1st year PhD candidate at the University of NSW whose research is already having an impact on our understanding of the connectivity between coal measures targeted for coal seam gas (CSG) production and overlying aquifers used to supply water for irrigated agriculture.

Charlotte’s research is focused on the use of isotope geochemistry to assess pathways of hydraulic connectivity between geological formations in regions of CSG development. Charlotte will be presenting further updates on the results of her research in the Condamine catchment at the upcoming Australian Groundwater Conference in November.


NCGRT Distinguished Lecture Tour in Christchurch 2015

Due to popular demand, Peter Dillon is taking the NCGRT's 2015 Distinguished Lecture tour to Christchurch. Lecture topic: Progress in managed aquifer recharge and the water banking frontier followed by an interactive session: "Listening to local MAR progress, plans and implementation issues".

Peter also recently wrote an insightful article on MAR on page 13 of the AWA's Water Journal.


Free webinar by Professor Okke Batelaan and Dr. Etienne Bresciani – Flinders University

Improving Adelaide’s Groundwater Management for Managers & Decision Makers

This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the outcomes of a recent study on the groundwater resources of the Adelaide Plains. It will focus on the used multi-methodology approach, in particular the regional groundwater modelling and scenario analysis.

Wednesday 2nd December 2015
3.30pm - 4.30 pm (Adelaide timezone)


Groundwater and Excavation Symposium – Sydney 2015

Register now to secure your early bird discount to the 2015 Sydney Symposium on Recent Developments and Experiences with Groundwater and Excavation.

This is event is brought to you by the Australian Geomechanics Society & International Association of Hydrogeologists.

Friday 13 November 2015
Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney


BOM to launch Australian Groundwater Explorer in November

In November, the Bureau of Meteorology will showcase its updated groundwater information suite at the Australian Groundwater Conference.

This suite is a one-stop-shop for private industry, federal government and the public, offering national groundwater information that was previously only available in disparate locations / formats.


Field Methods: Groundwater Sampling and Aquifer Testing Techniques

4th March 2016 + webinar

Due to popular demand, we have revised our popular Field Methods School into a one-day intensive training program in Perth plus a 2 hour webinar covering theory.

This intensive one-day training course will provide participants with hands-on practical experience in designing and executing aquifer pumping tests, as well a selection of techniques used to purge bores and obtain groundwater samples for a range of routine and novel analyses. Early bird registration ends Dec 31 2016.


42nd IAH Congress in Rome: "Back to the Future"

Approximately 800 hydrogeologists from over 80 countries around the world gathered in Rome for the 42nd IAH congress, "Hydrogeology: Back to the Future!" on September 13-18, 2015. There were excellent talks on a wide range of topics including state of the art field techniques, groundwater modelling, fractured rock hydrogeology, urban hydrogeology, karst hydrogeology, groundwater and energy, groundwater management and policy.  

Keynote Speakers included Prof Chunmiao Zheng (China), Prof Ghislain de Marsily (France) & Dr Clifford Voss (US) who presented his Birdsall-Dreiss lecture on variable density flows.


FEFLOW 2015 Conference, Berlin

The FEFLOW 2015 modelling conference has just been held this week in Berlin, September 21-23, 2015.

An international group gathered in Berlin to present and discuss modelling issues such surface water – groundwater interaction, fractured rock flow and transport, variable density flow, thermal phenomena, near surface and deep geothermics, transport of radionuclides and chemical reactions, mining, uncertainty analysis, state of the art modelling approaches and innovations, and a wide range of other applications. The FEFLOW model is a widely used groundwater flow and solute transport model, developed by Professor Hans-Jörg G. Diersch.