Emma Kathryn White

PhD Candidate, Infrastructure Engineering, University of Melbourne

Emma White is a PhD candidate in Infrastructure Engineering at The University of Melbourne. Her research concerns the statistical evaluation of groundwater management effectiveness.

She is an experienced consulting Hydrogeologist and Groundwater Modeller.

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


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


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


  • 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.
  • 2019
    Groundwater management plans - how well will they work?, White, E.K., Nature, Vol 566, 326
  • 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
  • Article Feed
  • whitee1@student.unimelb.edu.au
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