Dr Eddie Banks

Research Fellow (NCGRT)

National Centre for Groundwater Res & Training

place Earth Sciences Building (105 A)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Eddie has worked across the private sector, state government and academia over the past 15 years as a hydrogeologist. His research interests involve investigating interactions between surface water and groundwater, coastal hydrogeology and groundwater flow processes in fractured rock aquifer systems. I have expertise in advanced surface water and groundwater sampling techniques, environmental tracers, heat as a tracer, hydrogeophysics and numerical modelling.

He is passionate about applying sound scientific methodologies and analytical research methods to support natural resource managers, landholders and the community to advance sustainable water resource management. As well as exploring new and novel techniques to understand and investigate the complex hydrological cycle and exchanges with the other Earth's Spheres. 

Qualifications
2007- 2011 PhD, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
2002-2003 BSc Environmental Science (Honours) awarded First Class, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
1999-2002 BSc Environmental Science (major in Hydrogeology), Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
Honours, awards and grants

2007- Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship and Centre for Groundwater Studies stipend top-up
2003- The Max Clark prise in Science and Engineering
2003- Flinders University Institute for Research in Science and Technology Honours Scholarship
2002- Professor John W. Holmes Award in groundwater hydrology
1999, 2000, 2001- Chancellor's Letter of Commendation

Key responsibilities

2011- Present

  • Post Doctoral Research Fellow, National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
  • Co-ordinating the Willunga Super Science groundwater infrastructure project
  • Examining groundwater flow across fault zones and application of advanced hydrogeological techniques (tracers and heat) to determine groundwater flow pathways and exchange processes
Research interests

Surface water- groundwater interactions, use of environmental tracers and hydrogeochemistry to understand exchange processes and sources, and groundwater flow processes in fractured rock aquifers

Topic lecturer
EASC8713 Field Methods
Publications

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