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Emma Kathryn White

Honorary Fellow, Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne

Emma White is an Honorary Research Fellow in Infrastructure Engineering at The University of Melbourne and a consulting Hydrogeologist/Groundwater Modeller.

Emma holds a B.Sc in Environmental Geology from The University of Calgary (2007), and a Ph.D in Infrastructure Engineering (2019) and a B.A in Classical Studies from The University of Melbourne (1999).


  • 2014–present
    Hydrogeologist and Technical Writer, Groundwater Solutions Inc.
  • 2014–2019
    PhD Candidate, The University of Melbourne
  • 2008–2013
    Hydrogeologist, Matrix Solutions Inc
  • 2007–2008
    Research assistant, University of Calgary


  • 2019 
    The University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 2007 
    University of Calgary, BSc Geology
  • 1999 
    The University of Melbourne, B.A. Classical Studies


  • 2019
    Groundwater management plans - how well will they work?, White, E.K., Nature, Vol 566, 326
  • 2019
    Do groundwater management plans work? Modelling the effectiveness of groundwater management scenarios, White, E. K., J. Costelloe, T. J. Peterson, A. W. Western, and E. Carrara, Hydrogeol Journal.
  • 2018
    The best supervisor, White, E.K., Nature, Vol 562, pp 297
  • 2017
    The Art of Triage, White, E. K., Science, Vol 357, Issue 6351
  • 2016
    Can we manage groundwater? A method to determine the quantitative testability of groundwater management plans., White, E. K., T. J. Peterson, J. Costelloe, A. W. Western, and E. Carrara (2016), Water Resources Research, 52(6), 4863-4882.

Professional Memberships

  • International Association of Hydrogeologists
  • Melbourne, Australia
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