Dr Eddie Banks

Associate Professor in Hydrogeophysics (Teaching and Research)

College of Science and Engineering

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

Eddie has worked across the private sector, state government and academia over the past 17 years as a hydrogeologist. His research interests involve investigating interactions between surface water and groundwater, intermittent rivers, ecohydrology, coastal hydrogeology and groundwater flow processes in fractured rock aquifer systems. His expertise include 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.

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

2021– 2021 South Australian Tally Poppy

2021– Bendigo Community Bank Fleurieu Future Leaders program

2020– Flinders University College of Science and Engineering Overseas Conference Scheme award

2018– Researcher mentoring program- Flinders University

2015– Building successful leaders’ program- Flinders University

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

2016- present: Senior Research Fellow, National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training and College of Science and Engineering, Flinders University, Australia

2011- 2016: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training and School of Environment, Flinders University, Australia

Topic coordinator
EASC9701 Field Methods
Topic lecturer
EASC8713 Field Methods
Supervisory interests
Catchment hydrology
Coastal hydrogeology
Earth sciences
Environmental chemistry
Environmental tracers
Fractured rock aquifiers
Groundwater age
Groundwater dependent ecosystems
Groundwater hydrology
Groundwater processes
Groundwater rechange
Groundwater/surface water interaction
Near-surface geophysics
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Hydrogeology (1)
Associate supervisor: Hydrogeology (3)
Associate supervisor: Hydrogeology (24)
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