Dr Sreekanth Janardhanan

Senior Research Scientist

Contact details:

  • GPO BOX 2583


Sreekanth is a Senior Research Scientist in the Water Resources Management Program of CSIRO Land and Water. He completed his M Tech studies at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and PhD at James Cook University.
His research in Australia focuses on groundwater modelling and uncertainty analysis for the assessment, monitoring and management of the impacts of onshore gas and mining developments on groundwater resource. As the projects leader, he leads the design, development and delivery of several groundwater modelling, risks assessment and management projects for GISERA, an alliance of CSIRO with federal and state Governments and gas industry of Australia.
Internationally, Sreekanth leads groundwater research activities in South Asia (India, Bangladesh) as part of Australian Government’s ACIAR and Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio research aimed at increasing food, water and energy security in South Asia a and through other research initiatives.

Sreekanth contributes to CSIRO's research in water resources management in the following capacities:
* Project Leader - Decision support framework for future groundwater development scenarios in south east South Australia
*Project Leader - Groundwater contamination risk assessment (South Australia)
* Project Leader - Groundwater balance in gas development regions of South East SA (South Australia)
* CSIRO lead for groundwater modelling activity in SDIP II Bangladesh project
* Project leader - Impacts of CSG depressurisation on the Great Artesian Basin (GAB) flux (NSW)
* Project Leader - Spatial design of groundwater monitoring network in the Narrabri Gas Project area (NSW)
* Project leader- High performance groundwater modelling for risk assessment and management option analysis of large scale injection schemes (Queensland)

Current Roles

  • Project Leader
    GISERA projects in NSW, South Australia

  • Groundwater research lead
    ACIAR, SDIP projects

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Technology (Agricultural Engineering)
    Kerala Agricultural University, India

  • Master of Technology (Civil Engineering)
    Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

  • PhD (Civil Engineering)
    James Cook University

Professional Experiences

  • Research Scientist

  • Past

    Engineer- Water Resources

Achievements and Awards

  • 2018-2019

    Australia - India Fellowship
    Australian Academy of Sciences

  • 2013-2014

    Dean's award
    James Cook University

  • 2012-2013

    Chairman's award

  • 2013-2014

    Academic excellence award
    IIT Kanpur


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