Dr Russell Adams
Researcher in Water Resources
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- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6624
- Address: School of Engineering
Newcastle upon Tyne
I am a hydrologist with over twenty years experience of working in different countries on many different research projects. I obtained my Masters degree in Engineering Hydrology in the Department of Civil Engineering here at Newcastle University. I then worked on various hydrological modelling projects focussed on land use change in the Water Resources Systems Research Laboratory (WRSRL). A change of direction led me to an interest in minewater pollution and I completed my PhD under the supervision of Prof. Paul Younger in 2001. I spent some time working on integrated surface and groundwater projects in both WRSRL and the HERO group under Paul's direction.
Following my initial spell working at this university I moved overseas to New Zealand to work at the National Institute for Water and Environmental Research (NIWA). I was tasked with implementing the SHETRAN modelling system that had been developed here by WRSRL. After this I had further spells working in both the USA, at UMass Amherst, then in Australia, initially at the University of Melbourne. At Melbourne I worked with Prof. Andrew Western on sediment and nutrient generation, both on modelling and monitoring projects. I developed an interest in nutrient modelling, and have continued to work on this theme during my second spell at Newcastle University which commenced in 2014. During my second spell I have began to work with Dr Quinn on Natural Flood Management (NFM) monitoring and modelling projects. I have recently started to work on a different topic related to assessing energy infrastructure failure risk due to high winds with Dr Sean Wilkinson and Dr Sarah Dunn.
- PhD Simulating Groundwater Rebound in Abandoned Mines (Newcastle University, 2001)
- MSc Engineering Hydrology (Newcastle University, 1990)
- BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering (Manchester University, 1989)
Current Research Projects
1) Environmental Risks to Infrastructure: PI Dr Sean Wilkinson. Funded by NERC, 2016-7
2) Lustrum Beck, Natural Flood Management. Phase 2. Project Manager: Ted Thomas (Environment Agency), Chief Investigator for CEG, Dr Paul Quinn (Newcastle University), Funded by EA, 2016-7. Part of PROACTIVE: management and mitigation to protect surface and groundwater systems
3) Proactive: Demonstration Test Catchments Project.
- Hydrological Modelling, including model development and application
- Simulation of risk and uncertainty, including resilience and reliability, both the natural and built environment
- Natural Flood Management, as part of the PROACTIVE Group with Dr Paul Quinn
- Modelling of Surface/Groundwater Interactions
- Nutrient and Pollution modelling including agricultural runoff, minewater pollution and mitigation measures
Research Grants Awarded
“An integrated investigation of nutrient generation and delivery processes and pathways from paddock to small catchment scale”. Australian Research Council Discovery Project (DP). Funded for $450K, 2009-12. I co-authored the Proposal for this project with the CI Prof. Andrew Western and the Partner Investigators (PIs). The University of Melbourne was the lead institution. Partners (PIs) were: Monash University (A/Prof. Mike Grace); Oregon State University (Prof. Jeff McDonnell); University of Melbourne, School of Land and Environment (MSLE) (Em. Prof. Robert White).
- Worked as Consultant on projects for:
- UK Environment Agency (including South Crofty Minewater Study 1998-2000 and Lustrum Beck NFM (2015-))
- Minerals Industry Research Organisation
- NRM North (Tasmania, Australia)
- West Gippsland CMA (VIctoria, Australia)
- Auckland Regional Council (NZ)
- Wilkinson S, Dunn S, Adams R. Infrastructure Network Modelling for Resilience Assessment and Investment Decisions. In: National Infrastructure Commission visit to Newcastle University. 2016, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Newcastle University.
- Adams R, Quinn PF, Perks M, Barber NJ, Jonczyk J, Owen GJ. Simulating high frequency water quality monitoring data using a catchment runoff attenuation flux tool (CRAFT). Science of the Total Environment 2016, (ePub ahead of print).
- Adams R, Quinn PF, Bowes MJ. The Catchment Runoff Attenuation Flux Tool, a minimum information requirement nutrient pollution model. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 2015, 19(4), 1641-1657.
- Adams R. A Review of Mine Water Rebound Predictions from the VSS-NET Model. Mine Water and the Environment 2014, 33(4), 384-388.
- Adams R, Parkin G, Rutherford JC, Ibbitt RP, Elliott AH. Using a rainfall simulator and a physically based hydrological model to investigate runoff processes in a hillslope. Hydrological Processes 2005, 19(11), 2209-2223.
- Adams R, Parkin G, Elliott AE, Rutherford JC. Modelling of hillslope erosion from New Zealand pasture using a rainfall simulator. In: Hydrology: Science and Practice for the 21st Century (British Hydrological Society International Conference). 2004, Imperial College London: British Hydrological Society.
- Adams R, Younger PL. A physically based model of rebound in South Crofty tin mine, Cornwall. Geological Society Special Publication 2002, 198(1), 89-97.
- Adams, R., and Younger, P.L. A physically based model of rebound in South Crofty tin mine, Cornwall. In Younger, P.L., and Robins, N.S., (eds) Mine Water Hydrogeology and Geochemistry. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 198, pp 89 - 97 2002. .
- Younger, P.L., Adams, R., and Patrick, C. An example of pit floor blinding minimising the impacts of limestone quarry dewatering on the surrounding rock mass. In 12th Extractive Industry Geology Conference (Leicester, UK, April 7th - 10th 2002), Programme and Abstracts Volume, p. 20 2002. .
- Adams R, Parkin G. Development of a coupled surface-groundwater-pipe network model for the sustainable management of karstic groundwater. Environmental Geology 2002, 42(5), 513-517.
- Nuttall CA, Adams R, Younger PL. Integrated hydraulic - hydrogeochemical assessment of flooded deep mine voids by test pumping at Deerplay (Lancashire) and Frances (Fife) Collieries. In: Younger, PL; Robins, NS, ed. Mine Water Hydrogeology and Geochemistry. London: Geological Society, 2002, pp.315-326.
- Nuttall CA, Adams R, Younger PL. Integrated hydraulic-hydrogeochemical assessment of flooded deep mine voids by test pumping at the Deerplay (Lancashire) and Frances (Fife) Collieries. Geological Society Special Publication 2002, 198(1), 315-326.
- Ewen J, Bathurst JC, Parkin G, O'Connell E, Birkinshaw SJ, Adams R, Hiley RA, Kilsby CG, Burton A. SHETRAN physically-based distributed river basin modelling system. In: Singh VP; Frevert DK, ed. Mathematical Models of Small Watershed Hydrology and Applications. Highlands Reach, Colorado: Water Resources Publications, 2002, pp.43-68.
- Adams R, Younger PL. A strategy for modeling ground water rebound in abandoned deep mine systems. Ground Water 2001, 39(2), 249-261.
- Adams R, Parkin G. Development of a coupled surface-groundwater-pipe network model for the sustainable management of karstic groundwater. In: Geotechnical and Environmental Applications of Karst Geology and Hydrology: proceedings of the Eighth Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karsts. 2001, Louisville, Kentucky, USA: AA Balkema / Swets and Zeitlinger BV.
- Adams R, Younger PL. Simulating the Hydrological Effects of Limestone Extraction. In: Third International Conference on Future Groundwater Resources at Risk. 2001, Lisbon, Portugal.
- Adams, R., and Younger, P.L. Simulating the Hydrological Effects of Limestone Extraction. In Ribeiro, L. (editor) Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Future Groundwater Resources at Risk. Lisbon, Portugal. June 2001. pp. 301 - 310 2001. .
- Adams R, Younger PL. Simulating groundwater rebound in a recently-closed tin mine. In: Proceedings of the 7th International Mine Water Association Congress. 2000, Ustron, Poland: International Mine Water Association.