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Director Postgraduate Studies (Coursework), School of Mining Engineering, UNSW Sydney

Wendy is interested in water and the earth. She is a hydrogeologist and environmental engineer who enjoys working in interesting and remote places, and utilising new technologies beyond a laboratory.

Balancing the volume of water for mining productivity, farming productivity and other water users is challenging, specially with variable water quality. So Wendy works with industry research partners and promotes high quality education that helps solve real world challenges. She teaches in mining engineering at UNSW and partner universities of Mining Education Australia.

These are the research areas that keep Wendy busy with research students and colleagues:
* mine water productivity & sustainability
* geological barriers to control flow & contaminants
* hydrogeology of underground mining

As a Vice-President of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, Wendy also works towards the wise use of groundwater to support development around the world.

Wendy is affiliated with the Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices and Connected Waters Initiative Research Centre.

Here's a new video on our environmental time machine lab:


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia


  • 2001 
    UNSW, PhD(Eng)