Strong CWI presence at the Australian Groundwater Conference 2015

Posted 9 November 2015

ARC Future Fellow Denis O’Carroll delivering his keynote presentation.

The UNSW Connected Waters Initiative (CWI) team had a very strong presence at the 2015 Australian Groundwater Conference in Canberra.

The team gave a total of 21 oral presentations and presented 5 posters.  Dr Wendy Timms presented a plenary talk on: Barriers to flow: advancing aquitard assessments for energy and mineral resource projects.

Three keynote presentations were given by CWI members. One by Prof Emeritus Ian Acworth on: Groundwater recharge investigation at the NCRIS Fowlers Gap Site in semi-arid western NSW. ARC Future Fellow Denis O’Carroll presented on: Fate of engineered nanoparticles: challenges in informing human and ecological health risk assessments and ARC DECRA fellow Dr Cameron Holley presented on: Groundwater and planning: sustainable allocation, monitoring and community engagement.

The CWI team took home two awards: PhD student Juan Carlos Castilla-Rho received the award for best early career oral presentation and PhD student Scott Cook received the award for best early career poster. 

CWI had an exhibition stand presenting the NCRIS Groundwater Infrastructure Program.       

The team was also joined by WRL project engineer Doug Anderson who presented on: The vertical permeability of the Leederville Formation and South Perth Shale - new insights from centrifuge testing in Perth, WA.

For more information and conference programme, visit the Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 web site.

Abstracts

Groundwater and Planning: Sustainable Allocation, Monitoring and Community Engagement
Cameron Holley
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 9

Quantifying the impact of leaky wells using AEM in the Condamine Catchment
Mark Hocking, Dr Craig Beverly, Associate Professor Bryce Kelly
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 32

Multi-tracer approach to investigate groundwater recharge and aquifer connectivity in the Clarence-Moreton and eastern Surat basins in southeast Queensland
Matthias Raiber, Andrew Feitz, Dioni Cendon, Axel Suckow
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 36

Reports from the front line: Compliance and enforcement of non-urban water extractions in NSW
Darren Sinclair
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 38

Shallow groundwater recharge and residence time in two separate flood plains along an aridity gradient in South Queensland, Australia
Dioni Cendón, Associate Professor Bryce F.J. KELLY, Dr Josh LARSEN, Stuart HANKIN, Dr Cath HUGHES, Dr Karina MEREDITH, Dr Suzanne HOLLINS, Charlotte IVERACH
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 54

Aquifer recovery during the transition from drought to a wet period: the mechanisms and pathways to recovery
Calvin Li, Martin Andersen, Bryce Kelly, Gabriel Rau, Andrew McCallum, Andy Baker
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 55

Proportioning Groundwater Hydrograph Fluctuations to Rainfall Recharge and Quantifying Recharge Lag- Time Using Impulse Response Function Modelling
Mark Hocking, Associate Professor Bryce Kelly
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 56

Solute and evaporation gradients formed by episodic river recharge over-time in a dryland aquifer
K. Meredith, S.E. Hollins, C.E., Hughes, D.I. Cendón, A. Griffiths
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 57

Barriers to flow: advancing aquitard assessments for energy and mineral resource projects
W. Timms
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 73

Fate of engineered nanoparticles: Challenges in informing human and ecological health risk assessments
Denis O’Carroll
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 79

Groundwater recharge investigation at the NCRIS Fowlers Gap Site in semi-arid western NSW
R.I. Acworth, G. Rau, M.S. Andersen, M. Cuthbert
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 80

Hydrochemical assessment of a freshwater resource on Rottnest Island, Western Australia
Eliza Wells, Karina Meredith, Andy Baker, Martin Andersen, Vincent Post
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 101

The role of groundwater dissolved organic matter on arsenic mobilisation in a shallow alluvial aquifer in the Namoi Valley, NSW, Australia
Nur Syahiza Zainuddin, Dr Martin Andersen, Prof Andy Baker, Dr Richard Crane, Associate Professor Denis O'Carroll, Dr Chris Marjo, Dr Helen Rutlidge
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 126

Mapping groundwater discharge and water chemistry in a perennial stream in northern New South Wales
Andersen, Martin S; Rutlidge, Helen; Eberhard, Stefan; Halloran, Landon; Neilson, Beth; Rau, Gabriel; Li, Calvin; Salma, Afrida; Chen Junsong; Moll, Cecil; Murphy, Cassandra; Cuthbert, Mark; Baker, Andy
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 161

Organic matter content and redox chemistry in upwelling and down-welling hyporheic zones of a groundwater fed stream
Helen Rutlidge, Martin S Andersen, Stefan M Eberhard, Landon Halloran, Beth Neilsen, Gabriel Rau, Calvin Li, Afrida Salma, Junsong Chen, Cecil Moll, Cassandra Murphy, Andy Baker
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 162

The groundwater games: modelling cooperation in groundwater basins using agent-based models
Juan Carlos Castilla-Rho, Mariethoz, G, Rojas, R, Holley, C, Andersen, M5, Kelly, BFJ
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 166

Characterising Groundwater Recharge from Cave Terrestrial Lidar and Drip Water Analysis
Kashif Mahmud, Dr. Gregoire Mariethoz, Professor Andy Baker, Dr. Pauline C. Treble, Ms Monika Markowska and Ms Liz McGuire
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 169

Cave stalagmites as records of past recharge frequency in semi-arid Australia
Monika Markowska, Andy Baker, Martin S. Andersen, Helen Rutlidge, Catherine, N. Jex, Mark O. Cuthbert, Gabriel C. Rau, Lewis Adler, Peter W. Graham, Gregoire Mariethoz, Christopher E. Marjo, Pauline C. Treble
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 170

What controls the cave drip water temperature? Analysis and implications for paleoclimate reconstruction from speleothems
Gabriel C. Raul, Mark O. Cuthbert, Martin S. Andersen, Andy Baker, Helen
Rutlidge, Monika Markowska, Hamid Roshan, Christopher E. Marjo, Peter W. Graham, R. Ian Acworth
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 171

Important role of porewater stable isotope analysis in investigations of low permeability strata, Sydney Basin
Katarina David, Dr Wendy Timms, Andy Baker
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 192

The vertical permeability of the Leederville Formation and South Perth Shale – New insights from centrifuge testing in Perth, WA
Doug Anderson
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 193

Assessing connectivity between an aquifer and coal seam gas production using water geochemistry and methane isotopes
Charlotte Iverach, Dioni I. Cendon, Stuart I. Hankin, Dave Lowry, Rebecca E. Fisher, James L. France, Euan G. Nisbet, Andy Baker, Bryce F.J. Kelly
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 197

Caves: observatories of Australia’s diffuse groundwater recharge history
Andy Baker, Pauline Treble, Martin Andersen, Monika Markowska, Katie Coleborn, Ingrid Flemons, Kempsey Speleological Society
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 204

Statistical assessment of chemical and hydraulic trends in groundwater of the Mooki River alluvium
Scott B. Cook, Wendy Timms, Bryce F.J. Kelly, Ross S. Brodie
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 228

Fluorescence Spectroscopy as an Emerging Measurement Technology for Groundwater OM
Peter Graham, Andy Baker, Martin Andersen
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 230

Natural temperature variations and soil moisture content in the vadose zone
Landon JS Halloran, Martin S. Andersen, Gabriel C. Rau, Hamid Roshan, Ian Acworth
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 231

Mapping karst features and recharge pathways using resistivity imaging: A case study Wellington Caves, NSW, Australia
Mohammadreza Keshavarzi, Bryce F.J. Kelly, Andy Baker
Australian Groundwater Conference 2015 Abstracts, 236

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