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Mr Andrew Taylor

Senior Experimental Scientist - Hydrogeology

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Andrew Taylor is a hydrogeologist in the Groundwater Systems team and Groundwater Management group.

His primary research activities include integrating the analysis and interpretation of geological, geophysical, hydraulic, hydrogeochemical and environmental tracer data for characterising and understanding groundwater systems.

Andrew has a background in soil and groundwater hydrology with 14 years of experience in field and desktop evaluation of hydrogeological systems throughout Australia. His research interests include the integration of geology, geophysics, vadose zone and saturated zone hydrology, environmental tracers and hydrogeochemistry for characterising the nature and scale of groundwater flow systems, quantifying groundwater flow processes (recharge, throughflow and discharge) characterising the nature of groundwater – surface water interactions, and understanding inter-aquifer exchange. In addition, Andrew uses the new knowledge gained by the collection of field data to constrain the inputs and boundary conditions for water balance and risk assessment models.

Andrew has led, managed and been involved in numerous regional scale groundwater assessments involving drilling programs, geophysical surveys, hydrological monitoring and groundwater and surface water sampling programs, as well desktop analyses and modelling investigations. Most of these projects have focused on characterising groundwater systems for future economic development or water security.

Currently, Andrew is leading the groundwater hydrology components of the: (i) Northern Australia Water Resource Assessment (NAWRA): (ii) the Norfolk Island Water Resource Assessment (NIWRA); (iii) Groundwater baseline review of the Canning Basin, Western Australia; (iv) Rapid appraisal of new groundwater-based irrigation infrastructure opportunities Across Australia; (v) Hydrogeological assessments of South Goulburn Island and Numbulwar; and (vi) Brackish groundwater characterisation in Australia.

Andrew conducts his research in conjunction with an extensive network of colleagues and collaborators and holds enduring relationships with many important stakeholders including clients, academics, consultants, water regulators and utilities, private landholders and community members.

Andrew is an author of 98 publications including 12 journal papers, 33 conference papers and 53 client/technical reports with 317 citations (Google Scholar, h-index 9).

Current Roles

  • Groundwater hydrology activity leader - Roper River Water Resource Assessment
    Senior Hydrogeologist

  • Groundwater hydrology activity leader - Norfolk Island Water Resource Assessment
    Senior Hydrogeologist

  • Co-project leader – Brackish groundwater charactersiation in Australia
    Senior Hydrogeologist

Academic Qualifications

  • 2002

    Bachelor of Environmental Science
    Flinders University – South Australia