Professor Adrian Werner

ARC Future Fellowship

College of Science and Engineering

place Earth Sciences Building (314)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

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. Adrian 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). Adrian is an active member of the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training.

Adrian holds an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship on the topic of Coastal Hydrogeology, through which he is exploring a range of research questions relating to the occurrence of fresh groundwater in coastal settings. His other research interests include surface water-groundwater interaction, water resources management, and other groundwater-related topics.

Qualifications
PhD, BEng (Civil) (Hons 1), DipBus
Honours, awards and grants

2016-2020: Future Fellow, "Defining and controlling seawater intrusion in threatened coastal aquifers", Australian Research Council
2015-2016: Presidential International Fellowship, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing
2013: Visiting Scholar (October 2013), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, China
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 Excellence Award in the category "Managing our Resources"

Research expertise
Other earth sciences
Research interests
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 
Supervisory interests
Coastal hydrogeology
Hydrology
Surface water-groundwater interaction
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Hydrogeology (6)
Associate supervisor: Hydrogeology (1)
Completion
Principal supervisor: Hydrogeology (5)
Associate supervisor: Hydrogeology (3)
Publications
Expert for media contact
Hydrology
Hydrology/Groundwater
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