Testing groundwater and water resources

Research Projects and Grants

  • National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT), (Director Prof Craig Simmons)

  • Integrated water, soil and nutrient management for sustainable farming systems in south central coastal Vietnam and Australia (Prof Okke Batelaan, Dr Margaret Shanafield)
  • Cross-cultural management of freshwater on resource-constrained islands (LP150100588) (Prof Okke Batelaan, Dr Eddie Banks)
  • Groundwater Resources for Mining (Prof. Peter Cook, Prof. Craig Simmons)
  • Australian Groundwater Modelling Guidelines (Prof Craig Simmons, Prof Peter Cook, Dr Vincent Post, Prof Adrian Werner), National Water Commission, NCGRT, SKM
  • Sustainable groundwater management practices in complex coastal settings (Prof. Adrian Werner), ARC Future Fellow
  • Predicting groundwater replenishment in arid catchments, (Dr. Margaret Shanafield), ARC DECRA
  • Investigating water and energy fluxes partitioning under non-uniform terrain and plant cover conditions, (Dr. Hugo Gutierrez), ARC DECRA
  • Near-surface geophysics for water supply investigation for the water constrained aboriginal community of Milingimbi Island, Australia (Prof Okke Batelaan, Dr Eddie Banks, Prof Peter Cook, Dr Vincent Post), Grant US Society of Exploration Geophysicists Foundation, Geoscientists Without Borders
  • Integrated water, soil and nutrient management for sustainable farming systems in South Central Coastal Vietnam and Australia (Prof Okke Batelaan, Dr Margaret Shanafield). Project is funded by Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
  • An investigation of Floodplain freshwater lenses in River Murray floodplains (Prof. Adrian Werner, Dr. Juliette Woods)
  • Hydrogeology of Great Artesian Basin (A/Prof Andy Love)
  • Facilitating Long-Term Outback Water Solutions: Stage 2 (G-Flows Stage 2), (A/Prof Andrew Love, Prof Okke Batelaan, A/Prof Erick Bestland, Prof Adrian Werner)
  • Assessment of Adelaide Plains Groundwater Resources (Prof Okke Batelaan, Prof Peter Cook, Prof John Doherty, Dr Vincent Post, Prof Craig Simmons, Prof Adrian Werner, Dr Eddie Banks, Dr Etienne Bresciani, Dr Jordi Batlle-Aguilar) South-East Regional Water Balance - Phase 2 (Dr Nikki Harrington, Dr Leanne Morgan, Prof Adrian Werner)
  • Groundwater monitoring and infrastructure for climate change assessment (Prof Craig Simmons, Prof Peter Cook, Dr Eddie Banks), Super Science – Marine and Climate. Department of Innovation Industry, Science and Research.
  • Atoll Island Hydrology in the Pacific (Dr Vincent Post, Prof Adrian Werner). SPC, Suva Fiji, ANU Canberra
  • Agrochemical fate modelling LEACHM (Dr John Hutson), Cornell University
  • Monitoring and modelling ecohydrological states and processes: towards a better understanding of ecosystems responses to climate variability and changes (A/Prof. Huade Guan, Prof. Okke Batelaan, Prof. Craig Simmons)
  • Investigation of urban hydrology from aquifers to the atmosphere: toward integrated management of water, energy, and carbon in urban environments. (Prof. Okke Batelaan, Prof. Craig Simmons, A/Prof. Huade Guan, Dr. Ilka Wallis)
  • The Adelaide Urban Heat Island Project (A/Prof. Huade Guan), State Government, Adelaide City Council, SA Water, Flinders University
  • Coastal Wetland Carbon Capture Project (A/Prof Erick Bestland), Adelaide Mt Lofty Ranges NRM Board
  • Lake-groundwater-river interactions: Poyang Lake (China) (Prof Adrian Werner), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Flinders University
  • Interaction between groundwater and surface water, Pilbara, WA. (Prof Peter Cook, Sarah Bourke), Rio Tinto
  • Groundwater recharge and groundwater - surface water interaction in the Heihe Basin, China (Prof Peter Cook, Dr Margaret Shanafield, Dr Guoliang Cao; Dr Yueqing Xie), Peking University, Flinders University
  • Groundwater discharge to surface streams of the Burdekin floodplain, Qld (Prof Peter Cook, Roger Cranswick), Queensland DERM
  • Groundwater in Willunga Basin (Prof Peter Cook, Dr Eddie Banks, Dr Vincent Post, Michele Irvine, Dr James McCallum, Dr Maria Pool), SA DEWNR, AMLR NRM Board
  • Myponga Reservoir Catchment (A/Prof Erick Bestland), ARC Linkage, SA Water


















Selected Publications

Complete publication lists are available on the webpage of each member.

Hunt, R.J., Hayashi, M. and Batelaan, O. (2016). Ecohydrology and Its Relation to Integrated Groundwater Management. In Jakeman, A.J., Barreteau, O., Hunt, R.J., Rinaudo, J.-D., Ross, A., ed. Integrated Groundwater Management: concepts, Approaches and Challenges. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 297-312. [10.1007/978-3-319-23576-9_12]

Anibas, C., Schneidewind, U., Vandersteen, G., Joris, I., Seuntjens, P. and Batelaan, O. (2016). From streambed temperature measurements to spatial-temporal flux quantification: using the LPML method to study groundwater-surface water interaction. Hydrological Processes, 30(2) pp. 203-216. [10.1002/hyp.10588]

Bestland, E.A., Milgate, S., Chittleborough, D., VanLeeuwen, J., Pichler, M.M. and Soloninka, L. (2009). The significance and lag-time of deep through flow : an example from a small, ephemeral catchment with contrasting soil types in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences,13(7) pp. 1201-1214.[Scopus]

Bestland, E.A, Stainer, G. (2013). Down-slope Change in Soil Hydrogeochemistry due to Seasonal Water Table Rise: Implications for Groundwater Weathering. Catena, 111, pp 122-131.[10.1016/j.catena.2013.07.007]

Brunner, P., Cook, P. and Simmons, C. (2011). Disconnected surface water and groundwater: from theory to practice. Ground Water, 49(4) pp. 460-467. [10.1111/j.1745-6584.2010.00752.x]

Cook, P.G. (2012). Estimating groundwater discharge to rivers from river chemistry surveys. Hydrological Processes, 27(25) pp. 3694-3707. [10.1002/hyp.9493]

Huang, G., Fallowfield, H., Guan, H. and Liu, F. (2012). Remediation of nitrate-nitrogen contaminated groundwater by a heterotrophic-autotrphic denitrification approach in an aerobic environment. Water Air and Soil Pollution, 223(7) pp. 4029-4038. [10.1007/s11270-012-1170-0]

Van Den Akker, B., Holmes, M., Pearce, P., Cromar, N.J. and Fallowfield, H.J. (2011). Structure of nitrifying biofilms in a high-rate trickling filter designed for potable water pre-treatment. Water Research, 45(11) pp. 3489-3498. [10.1016/j.watres.2011.04.017]

Doherty, J. and Simmons, C. (2013). Groundwater modelling in decision support: reflections on a unified conceptual framework. Hydrogeology Journal, 21(7) pp. 1531-1537. [10.1007/s10040-013-1027-7]

Doherty, J. and Christensen, S. (2011). Use of paired simple and complex models to reduce predictive bias and quantify uncertainty. Water Resources Research, 47(12) pp. W12534. [10.1029/2011WR010763]

Guan, H., Hutson, J., Ding, Z., Love, A., Simmons, C. and Deng, Z. (2013). Principal component analysis of watershed hydrochemical response to forest clearance and its usefulness for chloride mass balance applications. Water Resources Research, 49(7) pp. 4362-4378. [10.1002/wrcr.20357]

Guan, H., Zhang, X., Skrzypek, G., Sun, Z. and Xu, X. (2013). Deuterium excess variations of rainfall events in a coastal area of South Australia and its relationship with synoptic weather systems and atmospheric moisture sources. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118(2) pp. 1123-1138. [10.1002/jgrd.50137]

Umali, B., Oliver, D., Forrester, S., Chittleborough, D., Hutson, J., Kookana, R., et al. (2012). The effect of terrain and management on the spatial variability of soil properties in an apple orchard. Catena, 93 pp. 38-48. [10.1016/j.catena.2012.01.010]

Van Den Akker, J., Simmons, C. and Hutson, J. (2011). Use of Stable Isotopes Deuterium and Oxygen-18 to Derive Evaporation from Flood Irrigation on the Basis of Pan Evaporation Techniques. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 137(12) pp. 765-778. [10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000361]

Gueutin, P., Love, A., Vasseur, G., Robinson, N., Simmons, C. and de Marsily, G. (2013). Time to reach near-steady state in large aquifers. Water Resources Research, 49(10) pp. 6893-6908. [10.1002/wrcr.20534]

Halihan, T. and Love, A. (2013). Analysis of subsurface mound spring connectivity in shale of the western margin of the Great Artesian Basin, South Australia. Hydrogeology Journal, 21(7) pp. 1605-1617. [10.1007/s10040-013-1034-8

Robinson, N. and Love, A. (2013). Hidden channels of groundwater flow in Tóthian drainage basins. Advances in Water Resources, 62(Part A) pp. 71-78. [Link]

Welch, C., Cook, P., Harrington, G. and Robinson, N. (2013). Propagation of solutes and pressure into aquifers following river stage rise. Water Resources Research, 49(9) pp. 5246-5259. [10.1002/wrcr.20408]

Simmons, C.T. (2005). Variable density groundwater flow: From current challenges to future possibilities. Hydrogeology Journal, 13(1) pp. 116-119. [doi:10.1007/s10040-004-0408-3]

Simmons, C.T., Fenstemaker, T.R. and Sharp, J.M.J. (2001). Variable-density Groundwater Flow and Solute Transport in Heterogenous Porous Media: Approaches, Resolutions and Future Challenges.Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 52 pp. 245-275.

Wallis, I., Idiart, A., Dohrmann, R. and Post, V.E. (2016). Reactive transport modelling of groundwater-bentonite interaction: Effects on exchangeable cations in an alternative buffer material in-situ test.Applied Geochemistry, 73 pp. 59-69. [10.1016/j.apgeochem.2016.07.005]

Wallis, I., Prommer, H., Pichler, T., Post, V., Norton, S., Annable, M., et al. (2011). Process-Based Reactive Transport Model To Quantify Arsenic Mobility during Aquifer Storage and Recovery of Potable Water.Environmental Science and Technology, 45(16) pp. 6924-6931.[10.1021/es201286c] 

Werner, A.D., Bakker, M., Post, V., Vandenbohede, A., Lu, C., Ataie-Ashtiani, B., et al. (2013). Seawater intrusion processes, investigation and management: Recent advances and future challenges.Advances in Water Resources, 51 pp. 3-26. [10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.03.004]

Werner, A.D., Ward, J.D., Morgan, L.K., Simmons, C.T., Robinson, N.I. and Teubner, M.D. (2012). Vulnerability indicators of seawater intrusion. Ground Water, 50(1) [10.1111/j.1745-6584.2011.00817.x]