Groundwater centre a global leader
Flinders University's National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training
is a world leader in its field, according to a panel of international
The NCGRT's International Scientific Advisory Committee, which comprises
members from France, Canada and the US, said that since its inception in 2009
the centre had put Australia on the international map.
"It has undergone rapid growth in terms of faculty and staff and has managed
to attract outstanding PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.
"The productivity measured in terms of publications, training and the
advancement of science has been exceptional."
The NCGRT has five research
programs - innovative characterisation of aquifers and aquitards; hydrodynamics
and modelling of complex groundwater systems; surface water and groundwater
interactions; groundwater, vegetation and atmosphere interactions; and
integrating socioeconomics, policy and decision support.
NCGRT Director Professor Craig Simmons said he was thrilled with the positive
response from the committee, who are "among the top scholars" in hydrogeology
and water resources internationally.
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