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Dr Matthias Raiber

Groundwater Scientist


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Dr Raiber joined CSIRO in May 2013 after completing a postdoctoral research fellowship at the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) and Queensland University of Technology.

Prior to his postdoc, Dr Raiber completed a PhD in Melbourne in 2008 and then worked as a Groundwater Scientist with a focus on isotope hydrology and 3D geological modelling at GNS Science (Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences) in New Zealand from 2008–2010.

Dr Raiber specialises in the integration of geological, hydrogeological, isotope and hydrochemical information to improve the understanding of the connections between deep and shallow groundwater aquifers and surface water systems. This involves the assessment of how these connections change during periods of droughts and following flooding (e.g. in the Lockyer Valley in Qld).

He has applied these multi-disciplinary approaches to projects such as the Bioregional Assessment, where he was deputy leader of the Clarence-Moreton Bioregional Assessment. He is also involved in multiple GISERA projects, which aim at improving the knowledge on sedimentary basin hydrodynamics (including groundwater recharge and aquifer connectivity) in the Surat Basin in Qld and NSW.

He is an expert on the geology and hydrogeology of sedimentary basins in Australia.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2009

    La Trobe University, Melbourne

  • 2003

    German Diploma
    University of Tuebingen, Germany

Professional Experiences

  • 2013-to date

    Groundwater Scientist

  • 2010-2013

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Queensland University of Technology & National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training

  • 2008-2010

    Groundwater Scientist
    GNS Science, New Zealand

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