Select Publications

Book Chapters

Greene R;Timms W;Rengasamy P;Arshad M;Cresswell R, 2016, 'Soil and aquifer salinization: Toward an integrated approach for salinity management of groundwater', in Integrated Groundwater Management: Concepts, Approaches and Challenges, pp. 377 - 412, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23576-9_15

Timms W;Whelan M;Acworth I;McGeeney D;Bouzalakos S;Crane R;McCartney J;Hartland A, 2014, 'A novel Centrifuge Permeameter to characterize flow through low permeability strata', in Physical Modelling in Geotechnics - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics 2014, ICPMG 2014, pp. 193 - 199

Journal articles

David K;Timms WA;Barbour SL;Mitra R, 2017, 'Tracking changes in the specific storage of overburden rock during longwall coal mining', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 553, pp. 304 - 320, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.07.057

Masoumi H;Horne J;Timms W, 2017, 'Establishing Empirical Relationships for the Effects of Water Content on the Mechanical Behavior of Gosford Sandstone', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, vol. 50, pp. 2235 - 2242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00603-017-1243-x

Acworth RI;Rau GC;Halloran LJ S;Timms WA, 2017, 'Vertical groundwater storage properties and changes in confinement determined using hydraulic head response to atmospheric tides', Water Resources Research, vol. 53, pp. 2983 - 2997, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016WR020311

Cook SB;Timms WA;Kelly BF J;Barbour SL, 2017, 'Improved barometric and loading efficiency estimates using packers in monitoring wells', Hydrogeology Journal, vol. 25, pp. 1451 - 1463, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10040-017-1537-9

Banerjee BP;Raval S;Timms W, 2016, 'Erratum to: Evaluation of rainfall and wetland water area variability at Thirlmere Lakes using Landsat time-series data (Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol, (2016), 13, (1781-1792), 10.1007/s13762-016-1018', International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 13, pp. 2535 - 2538, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13762-016-1068-2

Jiang Z;Mariethoz G;Schrank C;Cox M;Timms W, 2016, 'Mapping the hydraulic connection between a coalbed and adjacent aquifer: example of the coal-seam gas resource area, north Galilee Basin, Australia', Hydrogeology Journal, vol. 24, pp. 2143 - 2155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10040-016-1447-2

Banerjee BP;Raval S;Timms W, 2016, 'Evaluation of rainfall and wetland water area variability at Thirlmere Lakes using Landsat time-series data', International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 13, pp. 1781 - 1792, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13762-016-1018-z

Bouzalakos S;Crane RA;McGeeney D;Timms WA, 2016, 'Stress-dependent hydraulic properties of clayey-silt aquitards in eastern Australia', Acta Geotechnica, vol. 11, pp. 969 - 986, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11440-016-0455-7

Timms W;Holley C, 2016, 'Mine site water-reporting practices, groundwater take and governance frameworks in the Hunter Valley coalfield, Australia', Water International, vol. 41, pp. 351 - 370, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2016.1173278

Zoorabadi M;Saydam S;Timms W;Hebblewhite B, 2016, 'Linear flow behaviour of matched joints – case study on standard JRC profiles', Geomechanics and Geoengineering, vol. 11, pp. 189 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17486025.2016.1153728

Timms WA;Crane R;Anderson DJ;Bouzalakos S;Whelan M;McGeeney D;Rahman PF;Acworth RI, 2016, 'Accelerated gravity testing of aquitard core permeability and implications at formation and regional scale', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, vol. 20, pp. 39 - 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-39-2016

Jiang Z;Mariethoz G;Raiber M;Timms W;Cox M, 2016, 'Application of 1D paleo-fluvial process modelling at a basin scale to augment sparse borehole data: Example of a Permian formation in the Galilee Basin, Australia', Hydrological Processes, vol. 30, pp. 1624 - 1636, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.10747

Acworth RI;Timms WA;Kelly BF J;Mcgeeney DE;Ralph TJ;Larkin ZT;Rau GC, 2015, 'Late Cenozoic paleovalley fill sequence from the Southern Liverpool Plains, New South Wales—implications for groundwater resource evaluation', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 62, pp. 657 - 680, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08120099.2015.1086815

Crane RA;Cuthbert MO;Timms W, 2015, 'Technical Note: The use of an interrupted-flow centrifugation method to characterise preferential flow in low permeability media', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, vol. 19, pp. 3991 - 4000, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-3991-2015

David K;Timms W;Baker A, 2015, 'Direct stable isotope porewater equilibration and identification of groundwater processes in heterogeneous sedimentary rock', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 538, pp. 1010 - 1023, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.08.075

Malli H;Timms W;Bouzalakos S, 2015, 'Integration of ultramafic mine tailings and acid mine drainage for carbon sequestration and mine waste management', Journal of Research Projects Review, vol. 4, pp. 11 - 20, http://www.mea.edu.au/asset/55712f559a67a/mea-journal-of-research-projects-review-2015.pdf

Zoorabadi M;Saydam S;Timms W;Hebblewhite B, 2015, 'Non-linear flow behaviour of rough fractures having standard JRC profiles', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, vol. 76, pp. 192 - 199, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmms.2015.03.004

Tonkin C;Timms W, 2015, 'Geological structures and fault-infill in the Southern Coalfields and implications for groundwater flow', Journal of Research Projects Review, vol. 4, pp. 49 - 58, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281287677

Timms WA;Crane R;Anderson DJ;Bouzalakos S;Whelan M;McGeeney D;Rahman PF;Guinea A;Acworth RI, 2015, 'Accelerated gravity testing of aquitard core permeability and implications at formation and regional scale', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, vol. 12, pp. 2799 - 2841, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hessd-12-2799-2015

Crane RA;Cuthbert MO;Timms W, 2015, 'Technical Note: The use of an interrupted-flow centrifugation method to characterise preferential flow in low permeability media', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, vol. 12, pp. 67 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hessd-12-67-2015

Kelly BF J;Timms W;Ralph TJ;Giambastiani BM S;Comunian A;McCallum AM;Andersen MS;Blakers RS;Acworth RI;Baker A, 2014, 'A reassessment of the Lower Namoi Catchment aquifer architecture and hydraulic connectivity with reference to climate drivers', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 61, pp. 501 - 511, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08120099.2014.900647

Timms WA;Crane R;Anderson DJ;Bouzalakos S;Whelan M;McGeeney D;Rahman PF;Guinea A;Acworth RI, 2014, 'Vertical hydraulic conductivity of a clayey-silt aquitard: accelerated fluid flow in a centrifuge permeameter compared with in situ conditions', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussion, vol. 11, pp. 3155 - 3212, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hessd-11-3155-2014

Leong S;Hazelton J;Taplin R;Timms W;Laurence D, 2014, 'Mine site-level water reporting in the Macquarie and Lachlan catchments: a study of voluntary and mandatory disclosures and their value for community decision-making', Journal of Cleaner Production, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.01.021

Kelly BF J;Timms WA;Andersen MS;McCallum AM;Blakers RS;Smith R;Rau GC;Badenhop A;Ludowici K;Acworth RI, 2013, 'Aquifer heterogeneity and response time: The challenge for groundwater management', Crop and Pasture Science, vol. 64, pp. 1141 - 1154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CP13084

Hartland A;Baker A;Timms W;Shutova Y;Yu D, 2012, 'Measuring dissolved organic carbon δ 13C in freshwaters using total organic carbon cavity ring-down spectroscopy (TOC-CRDS)', Environmental Chemistry Letters, vol. 10, pp. 309 - 315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10311-012-0377-z

Timms WA;Young RR;Huth N, 2012, 'Implications of deep drainage through saline clay for groundwater recharge and sustainable cropping in a semi-arid catchment, Australia', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, vol. 16, pp. 1203 - 1219, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-1203-2012

Timms WA, 2012, 'Environmental time machine; the integrity of aquitards overlying coal seams', The AusIMM Bulletin Journal of The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, vol. April, pp. 79 - 81

Timms WA, 2011, 'How do major floods affect aquifer recharge?', Irrigation Australia Journal, vol. Summer 2011, pp. 22

Timms WA;Young R;Huth N, 2011, 'Implications of deep drainage through saline clay for groundwater recharge and sustainable cropping in a semi-arid catchment, Australia', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, vol. 8, pp. 10053 - 10093, http://www.hydrology-and-earth-system-sciences.net/home.html

Timms W;Hendry MJ;Muise J;Kerrich R, 2009, 'Coupling centrifuge modeling and laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry to determine contaminant retardation in clays', Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 43, pp. 1153 - 1159, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es8020414

Acworth RI;Timms WA, 2009, 'Evidence for connected water processes through smectite-dominated clays at Breeza, New South Wales', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 56, pp. 81 - 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08120090802541952

Anderson DJ;Timms WA;Glamore W, 2009, 'Optimising subsurface well design for coastal desalination water harvesting', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 56, pp. 53 - 60

Timms WA;Hendry MJ, 2008, 'Long-term reactive solute transport in an aquitard using a centrifuge model', Ground Water, vol. 46, pp. 616 - 628, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6584.2008.00441.x

Timms WA, 2008, 'Uncertainty and groundwater sustainable yield', Irrigation Australia Journal, vol. 24, pp. 10 - 11

Timms WA;Hendry MJ, 2007, 'Quantifying the impact of cation exchange on long-term solute transport in a clay-rich aquitard', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 332, pp. 110 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2006.06.025

Timms WA, 2006, 'Desalination plant supply matched to coastal geological conditions', Engineers Australia, vol. 78, pp. 46 - 47

Timms WA;Acworth RI, 2005, 'Propagation of pressure change through thick clay sequences: An example from Liverpool Plains, NSW, Australia', Hydrogeology Journal, vol. 13, pp. 858 - 870, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10040-005-0436-7

Timms WA;Hendry MJ, 2004, 'Real-time analysis of small volume samples with micro ion-selective electrodes', Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, vol. 24, pp. 67 - 72

Acworth RI;Timms WA, 2003, 'Hydrogeological investigation of mud-mound springs developed over a weathered basalt aquifer on the Liverpool Plains, New South Wales, Australia', Hydrogeology Journal, vol. 11, pp. 659 - 672, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10040-003-0278-0

Timms W;Acworth RI, 2002, 'Origin, lithology and weathering characteristics of Upper Tertiary - Quaternary clay aquitard units on the Lower Murrumbidgee alluvial fan', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 49, pp. 525 - 537, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1440-0952.2002.00936.x

Timms W;Acworth RI;Berhane D, 2001, 'Shallow groundwater dynamics in smectite dominated clay on the Liverpool Plains of New South Wales', Australian Journal of Soil Research, vol. 39, pp. 203 - 218, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SR00002

Conference Papers

Timms WA;Cai P;David B;Masoumi H;Melkoumian N;Heo J, 2016, 'Fracture Propagation in Layered Sandstones with Varying Saturation', in Harmonizing Rock Mechanics with Sustainable Economic Development, 9th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium, International Society of Rock Mechanics, Bali, Indonesia, presented at 9th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium, International Society of Rock Mechanics, Bali, Indonesia, 18 - 20 October 2016

Opitz J;Timms WA, 2016, 'Mine water discharge quality – a review of classification frameworks', in Drebenstedt C;Paul M (eds.), Mining Meets Water – Conflicts and Solutions, International Mine Water Association, Leipzig, Germany, pp. 17 - 17, presented at International Mine Water Association, Leipzig, Germany, 11 - 15 July 2016, https://www.imwa.info/docs/imwa_2016/IMWA2016_Opitz_58.pdf

David K;David V;Timms W, 2015, 'Refinement of conceptual groundwater model for fractured aquifer system, Kempfield, SA Australia', in Lachassagne P;Wyns R (eds.), Hard-Rock Aquifers: Up-to-date Concepts and the Practical Applications, 20th International Conference of the International Association of Hydrogeologists , French Chapter, La Roche-sur-Yon, presented at 20th International Conference of the International Association of Hydrogeologists , French Chapter, La Roche-sur-Yon, 11 - 13 June 2015, http://www.cfh-aih.fr/soclevendee2015

David K;Timms W;Mitra R;Cai P, 2015, 'Groundwater vulnerability assessment using comparison of premining and post mining conditions in the coal mining environment', in Witkowski AJ;Jakobczyk-Karpierz S;Grabala D (eds.), Groundwater Vulnerability- From Scientific concepts to practical applications, Faculty of earth sciences, University of Silesia, Ustron, Poland, presented at Groundwater vulnerability-From Scientific Concepts to Practical Applications, Ustron, Poland, 25 - 29 May 2015

Timms WA;Anderson D, 2015, 'Geotechnical centrifuge technology for characterising the interaction of tailings and pore water over decadal time periods', in Geotechnical centrifuge technology for characterising the interaction of tailings and pore water over decadal time periods, AusIMM Tailings and Mine Waste Management for the 21st Century, Sydney, pp. 247 - 252, presented at AusIMM Tailings and Mine Waste Management for the 21st Century, Sydney, 27 - 28 July 2015

Malli H;Bouzalakos S;Timms W, 2015, 'Ultramafic mine tailings to treat acidic mine water and lock away carbon through mineral carbonation', in Tailings and Mine Waste Management for the 21st Century, The AusIMM, Sydney, pp. 133 - 136, presented at Tailings and Mine Waste Management for the 21st Century, Sydney, 27 - 28 July 2015

Zoorabadi M;Saydam S;Timms W;Hebblewhite B, 2014, 'New empirical equations to estimate the hydraulic aperture of rock discontinuities at different depth', in Hagan PC;Saydam S (eds.), AusRock 2014: Third Australasian Ground Control in Mining Conference, The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Sydney, pp. 375 - 382, presented at AusRock 2014: Third Australasian Ground Control in Mining Conference, Sydney, 05 - 06 November 2014, http://www.ausimm.com.au/publications/publication.aspx?ID=16173


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