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Andrew Western

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Prof

Andrew Western

 
Division
Engineering
 
Primary Interest
Catchment Water Quality
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Prof

Andrew Western

 

Professor Andrew Western has more than twenty-five years experience in catchment and waterway research, teaching and consulting. He has worked as a researcher for the Centre for Environmental Applied Hydrology, Technical University of Vienna, The CRC for Catchment Hydrology and eWater CRC.

He is now the deputy Head of Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne. He completed his PhD over the period 1991-1994 on hydraulic and hydrologic modelling to support environmental flow management in the Wimmera River. Prof Western has expertise in field experimentation, physically-based and conceptual catchment and river modelling, catchment analysis and remote sensing and has concentrated on integrating these areas to support catchment system understanding and management. He has undertaken major field programs in Australia and New Zealand investigating catchment behaviour and has made leading contributions to spatial analysis in hydrology, particularly in the area of spatial soil moisture variability, patterns and processes.

A range of active collaborations with industry allow Prof Western to maintain the industry relevance of his work. These include projects concentrating on estuarine management, groundwater resources, catchment monitoring, water resources management and, through eWater CRC, catchment and stream water quality. He has contributed to development of the a variety of catchment and water models, models of salinity stratification in inland rivers and is currently working on water quality, groundwater analytics, flood modelling, and understand and predicting the impacts of prolonged drought and climate change on catchment response. In addition to his research and consulting work, Prof Western teaches surface hydrology, earth processes and environmental modelling and supervises a number of PhD students.

You can find his publications on my ResearcherID page: www.researcherid.com/rid/G-1730-2011.

Projects

Displaying the 64 most recent projects by Andrew Western.

64

Projects

Project Types


34

Research Grant


18

Research Contracts


12

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 254 most recent scholarly works by Andrew Western.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2015

Biennial Medal

Modelling and Simulaiton Society of Australia and New Zealand

2015

NOTINLIST - Not in List


2013

FIEAUST - Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Australia


3

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Member

Royal Society of Victoria

Member

Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand

Member

River Basin Management Society

Member

American Geophysical Union

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Economics

Monash University