Prof Adrian Butler is Professor in Subsurface Hydrology in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London. His main teaching responsibilities are lecturing on groundwater flow and contaminant transport to both undergraduate and masters degree students. He is also Course Director for the Hydrology and Water Resources Management MSc course.
His research is primarily associated with measuring, analysing and modelling subsurface flow and transport processes and their associated environmental impact. He has a particular interest in the Chalk of Southern England and has been involved in research, largely with BGS and CEH Wallingford, on recharge processes, groundwater flow and contaminant transport using a range of geophysical and modelling techniques. He is also interested in the challenges of groundwater resource development under the influence of a changing climate (e.g. impacts on groundwater abstraction from the High Plains aquifer, USA, for irrigation). Another area of interest is water resources and health in developing countries. He has been jointly working with colleagues from the Department of Epidemiology in the School of Medicine on the impacts of water salinity on health in Bangladesh. He is also involved in a joint project with Queen’s University Belfast (SALINA) investigating new methods for managing saline intrusion in coastal aquifers. Finally, he is PI on a major project funded by NERC on Community Water Management for a Liveable London (CAMELLIA) which is bringing together environmental, engineering, urban planning and socio-economic experts with governmental and planning authorities, industry, developers and citizens to co-develop solutions that will enable required housing growth in London whilst sustainably managing its water and environment.
et al., 2022, Localizing Hydrological Drought Early Warning Using In Situ Groundwater Sensors, Water Resources Research, Vol:58, ISSN:0043-1397
et al., 2022, Fractal domain refinement of models simulating hydrological time series, Hydrological Sciences Journal-journal Des Sciences Hydrologiques, ISSN:0262-6667
et al., 2022, Modelling saline intrusion using dynamic mesh optimization with parallel processing, Advances in Water Resources, Vol:164, ISSN:0309-1708
et al., 2022, The role of predicted chemotactic and hydrocarbon degrading taxa in natural source zone depletion at a legacy petroleum hydrocarbon site, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol:430, ISSN:0304-3894, Pages:1-12
et al., 2022, Green infrastructure and climate change impacts on the flows and water quality of urban catchments: Salmons Brook and Pymmes Brook in north-east London, Hydrology Research, Vol:53, ISSN:1998-9563