Professor in Hydrogeology
School of the Environment
Chief Investigator, National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Dr Adrian Werner is a Professor of Hydrogeology at Flinders University. After completing a Civil Engineering Degree at Central Queensland University in 1992, he worked for the Queensland State Government until 2006 on water resources projects, specialising in surface and subsurface hydrology. Dr Werner completed a Ph.D. at the University of Queensland in 2004 on the topic of coastal aquifer hydrodynamics, and holds Associate Editor positions with the Journal of Hydrology (since 2007) and Advances in Water Resources (since 2012).
Dr Werner's primary role is Chief Investigator in Program 2 of the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, through which he leads both theoretical research in hydrology and practical problem-solving of real-world water-resources issues. His current research focuses on coastal hydrogeology, surface water-groundwater interaction and other subsurface transport problems using a variety of field, laboratory and computer modelling techniques. Dr Werner contributes to various undergraduate and postgraduate topics in hydrology and hydrogeology.
PhD, BEng (Civil) (Hons 1), DipBus
2011: Visiting Professor (August-December 2011), Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
2009: Journal of Hydrology Editors' Award for "Excellence in editing"
2006: Queensland Government, Department of Natural Resources and Water Business Area Award in the category "Innovation" for Innovations in Stream-Aquifer Interaction Modelling
2006: Queensland Government, Department of Natural Resources and Water Excellence Award in the category "Managing our Resources"
Groundwater Hydrology, Groundwater modelling, Coastal Hydrogeology, Water Resources Management, Surface Water-Groundwater Interaction, Soil Processes, Density-Dependent Flow and Transport, Recharge Estimation, Regional-Scale Aquifer Simulation, Model Calibration and Uncertainty, Hydrological Processes, Low-Flow Hydrology