CWI at the 13th Australasian Environmental Isotope Conference

Posted 13 July 2015

Six members of the Connected Waters Initiative Research Centre team presented CWI groundwater isotope research at the 13th AEIC in Sydney on 8-10th July 2015.

Charlotte Iverach won the prize for best student presentation, entitled Detecting hydraulic connection between fresh water aquifers  and coal seam gas production using the isotopes of carbon in methane.

Andy Baker delivered a plenary address on Caves: Observatories of Australia’s Groundwater Isotope History.

The other presentations were given by:

  • Monika Markowska: Cave monitoring to constrain the paleoclimate interpretation of d18O proxy in speleothems from semi-arid areas
  • Wendy Timms: 14C activity of DIC and DOC within clayey-silt aquitard
  • Katarina David: Off-axis ICOS pore water stable isotope analysis of pore water in drill core – characterisation of groundwater processes, SydneyBasin
  • Eliza Wells: Seasonal change in the groundwater isotopic composition of a freshwater lens, Rottnest Island, Western Australia

The presentations were co-authored by eight other members of the CWI team, as well as collaborators from ANSTO and the Universities of Lausanne, Royal Holloway University of London,Waikato, andFlindersUniversity.

The research presented was funded from sources which include  the ARC, NCGRT, NCRIS Groundwater Infrastructure and CottonRDC.

Further details about the conference can be found at the AEIC 2015 web site.

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