Andrew R Taylor Australasian Groundwater Conference 2017

Andrew R Taylor

Andrew has a background in soil and groundwater hydrology with 12 years of experience in field and desktop evaluation of hydrogeological systems throughout Australia. His research interests include vadose zone hydrology, the coupling of environmental tracers and hydraulics for characterising the scale of groundwater flow systems, quantifying groundwater recharge processes, characterising the nature of groundwater – surface water interactions, and understanding cross-formational flow. More recently, Andrew has been involved in a number of regional scale groundwater assessments applying novel drilling techniques, the application of environmental tracers and geophysics to characterise hydrogeological systems for economic development in data sparse regions. Andrew is a recognised leader to characterise hydrogeological systems in Australia. Andrew has been fortunate to collaborate with the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig Germany, where Andrew gained valuable insight and experience in to the application of DP technology for characterising surficial unconsolidated aquifers. This work has led to Andrew pioneering the use of DP technology for characterising groundwater systems, enabling new sampling techniques in remote regions with limited infrastructure. Andrew is also experienced with the application of environmental tracers for characterising and quantifying groundwater flow processes. Currently, Andrew is working with the Queensland Government (Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) in the Flinders River catchment, to assess shallow alluvial groundwater using DP technology. In remote data sparse regions, Andrew has led numerous groundwater projects including the groundwater components of the Flinders and Gilbert Agricultural Resource Assessment (FGARA) and the Goyder Facilitating Long-term Outback Water Solutions (GFLOWS-I & II) projects in South Australia. Andrew is currently leading the groundwater hydrology activity for the Northern Australia Water Resource Assessment (NAWRA).

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