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Dr Sreekanth Janardhanan

Principal Research Scientist


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Sreekanth joined the Water Security Program of CSIRO Land and Water in 2012. He completed his PhD from James Cook University and has experience in modelling, uncertainty analysis, optimization, monitoring and management of groundwater systems. Prior to moving to Australia, he worked as water resource engineer at Danish Hydraulic Institute (DHI).

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 modelling 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.

Current Roles

  • Project Leader
    GISERA Groundwater modelling and predictive analysis, GISERA NSW (2022-2025)

  • Project Leader
    Groundwater balance simulators using Machine Learning, CSIRO Strategic (2021-2022)

  • Project Leader
    Decision support framework for groundwater development scenarios, GISERA South Australia (2019-2022)

  • Activity Leader
    Groundwater modelling, Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio Project, Bangladesh

  • Project Leader
    Groundwater contamination risk assessment, GISERA South Australia (2018-2020)

  • Project Leader
    Groundwater balance in the gas development area of southeast South Australia (2018-2020)

  • Groundwater modelling
    Cropping system intensification in salt affected areas of Bangladesh and West Bengal, India (2017-2021)

  • Activity Leader
    Regional hydrological impacts of agricultural water saving measures, South Asia (2019-2021)

  • Project Leader
    Spatial design of groundwater monitoring network, NSW (2016-2018)

  • Project Leader
    Impacts of coal seam gas development on GAB fluxes, NSW (2016-2018)

  • Lead groundwater modeller
    Maranoa Balonne Condamine and Namoi regions for the Bioregional Assessments Programme (2015-2018)

  • Project Leader
    High performance groundwater modelling, Queensland (2013-2015)

Academic Qualifications

  • 2012

    PhD (Civil Engineering)
    James Cook University

Professional Experiences

  • Research Scientist

  • 2008-2009

    Engineer- Water Resources

Achievements and Awards

  • 2021-2021

    Excellence in Science Communication

  • 2020-2020

    Inclusion and Diversity Award

  • 2018-2018

    CSIRO Chairman's Medal - Bioregional Assessments

  • 2018-2019

    Australia - India Fellowship
    Australian Academy of Sciences

  • 2013-2014

    Dean's award
    James Cook University

  • 2012-2013

    Chairman's award

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