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Fengmei Ban

Fengmei Ban

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Fengmei is visiting from the University of Finance and Economics in China. Fengmei's interests include karst hydrogeochemistry and the depositional mechanisms that form stalagmites. Fengmei will participate in cave monitoring fieldwork and conduct elemental analysis of stalagmites to help clarify the relationship between climatic signals within them and the conditions under which these stalagmites form.

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Dioni Cendón

Dr Dioni Cendón
BSc UAB (Barcelona, Spain), PhD University of Barcelona (UB)

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Hydrogeochemistry of surface, groundwaters and evaporitic deposits, stable isotope geochemistry and analytical techniques.

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Mark Cuthbert

Dr Mark Cuthbert
MA Earth Sciences (Oxford University, UK); MSc Hydrogeology (University College London, UK); PhD Hydrogeology (University of Birmingham, UK)

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Mark’s research aims to improve understanding of groundwater flow and transport processes by combining innovative field data collection and modelling. Areas of current interest include:  groundwater recharge, groundwater - surface water interactions, groundwater and climate change, heat as a tracer, applied groundwater microbiology, and karst hydrology. Mark currently holds a Marie Curie Research Fellowship which has brought him to work with the CWI.

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Stefan Eberhard

Dr Stefan Eberhard
BSc, MSc UTAS, PhD Murdoch

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Stefan's research interests include groundwater ecology, stygofauna, caves and karst.  He joined UNSW as an affiliate in 2014 and is collaborating with Dr Martin Andersen on a research project investigating the ecology and biogeochemistry of the hyporheic zone of streams in northern NSW and southeast QLD. This two year research project funded by the Department of Environment aims to inform the assessment of ecohydrological responses to coal seam gas extraction and coal mining, especially the effect of groundwater drawdown on stream ecology.

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Janice Gray

Ms Janice Gray

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Janice Gray lectures in Water Rights and Contemporary Policy, Land Law, Equity and Trusts, and Advanced Issues in Property at UNSW Law, UNSW Australia (formerly known as the University of New South Wales). She has published both nationally and internationally in these fields. Her co-authored book, Water Resources Law was published by LexisNexis in 2009 and a second edition is forthcoming. The third edition of her book J Gray (et al), Property Law in New South Wales was published in 2012. Her research has been cited by the High Court of Australia. In 2009, Ms Gray was a Visiting Scholar (elected) at Wolfson College, University of Oxford, England and a Visiting Scholar (selected) at the Centre for Socio Legal Studies, University of Oxford, England. In 2012, she was an Invited Researcher/ Visiting Scholar at Lameta, INRA, SupAgro (Grande Ecole), Montpellier, France where she continued her water law research. Prior to this Ms Gray has been a Visiting Professor at York University (Osgoode Hall), the University of Ottawa and the University of Saskatchewan in Canada as well as at the Universidade Pontificia Catolica do Rio Janeiro, in Brazil.

Ms Gray was a partner collaborator on the Urine Diverting Toilets Project which won a 2012 Green Globe Award for innovation. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy; on the International Advisory Board of the Canadian Journal of Native Studies, and an editor of the Human Rights Defender. She holds a current practising certificate as a lawyer in the state of New South Wales and has been a member of the Property Law Committee of the NSW Law Society. Prior to becoming an academic Ms Gray worked as a solicitor in a large, commercial firm.

Ms Gray is particularly interested in water trading, decentralised/distributed water schemes, the governance issues associated with the impacts of unconventional gas mining on water resources and water/property issues.

Stuart Khan

Dr Stuart Khan
BSc (Hons 1) USyd., PhD UNSW. MIEAust.

Research Interests
Dr Khan is an active water researcher with a focus on chemical contaminants in drinking water, wastewater and recycled water. He is the leader of the Trace Chemical Contaminants research stream at the UNSW Water Research Centre. He is a member of the Water Quality Advisory Committee (WQAC) to the National Health and Medical Research Council. He is the leader of the 'Organic Chemical Contaminants' reference group of the WQAC and, in this role, he led the revision of all aspects involving organic chemical contaminants in the 2011 revision of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. Dr Khan has also made significant contributions to other Australian water quality guidelines, particularly the National Guidelines for Water Recycling.

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Andrew McCallum

Dr Andrew McCallum
BE, BE, MEngSci, PhD

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Karina Meredith

Dr Karina Meredith
BSc (Hons), PhD

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Karina is a research scientist at ANSTO in the Isotopes for Water project. She is working in the fields of hydrochemistry, hydrogeology and isotope hydrology on a variety of projects located throughout Australia. Her research interests lie in applying a variety of stable, radiogenic and cosmogenic isotopic tracers to investigate groundwater resource sustainability and the suitability of aquifer systems as potential low resolution climate archives.

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Darren Sinclair

Dr Darren Sinclair

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Darren Sinclair is a Visiting Fellow at the Connected Waters Initiative Research Centre. He is also a Research Fellow at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, at The Australian National University.

His expertise lies in the fields of water, environmental and safety regulation and governance. He has published many articles on these topics, and co-authored three books, Smart Regulation: Designing Environmental Policy, Leaders and Laggards: Next Generation Environmental Regulation and Managing Mining Hazards: Regulation, Safety and Trust. He has been a consultant to various government agencies and industry bodies, including to the National Water Commission where he co-authored the report Water Efficiency Plans for Large and Small Enterprises.

Currently, he (together with his colleague, Cameron Holley) is engaged in a research Linkage Grant with the NSW Office of Water examining a range of water regulatory issues in the Murray Darling Basin, including compliance and enforcement. He is also engaged in research looking at community-based approaches to water governance.

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Zhongyang Wang

Dr Zhangyong Wang
B Geography, M Geography Education, PhD

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Dr Wang is a visiting scholar in the School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences, where he is working on different kinds of field experiment design and stable isotope analysis of trees and vegetation.

He is interested in the subject areas of Physical Geography and Environmental Science and is a Research Associate at the Cold and Arid Region Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (CAREERI), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Since 2009, he has studied the relationship between tree-ring and environmental factors in Northwestern parts of China. In particular, he has precisely monitored the growth patterns of Qilian juniper and Qinghai spruce using high-resolution dendrometers and microcores in the Qilian Mountains. Meanwhile, weather stations were installed synchronously to record climatic and environmental conditions. We have found some interesting results which are significant for past climatic reconstruction by tree-ring width in the central Qilian Mountains.

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