Dr Andrew Hughes

Dr Andrew Hughes


Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3464

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  •  2007 – ongoing : Principal Groundwater Modeller
  •  1999 –2007 : Senior Groundwater Modeller
  •  1998 –1999 : Groundwater modelling manager, Water Management Consultants Ltd, Shrewsbury
  •  1997 : PhD University of Birmingham, Modelling gas movement in the unsaturated zone
  •  1994 –1997 : PhD Student, University of Birmingham
  •  1993 –1994 : Groundwater Modeller, Water Management Consultants Ltd, Shrewsbury
  •  1990 : MSc University of Birmingham, Water Resources Technology
  •  1990 –1993 : Research Associate, University of Birmingham
  •  1989 : BEng (Hons) University of Birmingham, Chemical Engineering


  • Gas flow modelling
  • Groundwater modelling

Research interests

  • Gas movement through the unsaturated zone
  • Integrated Environmental Modelling
  • Object oriented groundwater model development, particularly with reference to groundwater recharge modelling
  • Simulation of groundwater flooding
  • Stakeholder uptake of modelling results

Current projects and collaboration

  • Development of Community of Integrated Environmental Modelling roadmap - US-European collaboration
  • Hydrological Extremes and Feedbacks in the Changing Water Cycle - BGS PM on NERC Grant - collaboration with Imperial College, University College and Reading University
  • PI for the GROMIT project (NE/F018568/1) which seeks to understand the impact of Climate Change on the efficiency of Ground Source Heat Pumps
  • Secretary of the OpenMI Association

Professional association

  • Fellow of the GeolSoc

Published outputs

Key papers

HUGHES A.G., VOUNAKI T., PEACH D.W., IRESON A.M., JACKSON C.R., BUTLER A.P., BLOOMFIELD J.P., FINCH J., and WHEATER, H.S. In press.  Flood risk from groundwater: examples from a Chalk catchment in southern England.  Journal of Flood Risk Management.

MANSOUR M.M, HUGHES A.G., SPINK A.E.F. and RICHES, J., 2011. Pumping test analysis using a layered cylindrical grid numerical model in a complex, heterogeneous chalk aquifer. Journal of Hydrology DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.02.005

MANSOUR M.M., BARKWITH A.K.A.P. and HUGHES A.G., 2011. A Simple Overland Flow Calculation Method for Distributed Groundwater Recharge Models. Hydrological Processes. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.8074

Ó DOCHARTAIGH, B. E., MACDONALD, A.M., DARLING, W. G., HUGHES, A. G., LI, J.; and SHI, L. 2010.  Determining groundwater degradation from irrigation in desert-marginal northern China.  Hydrogeol. J, 18; 8, 1939-1592.

REES, J. G., GIBSON, A. D., HARRISON, M., HUGHES, A., WALSBY, J. C., 2009. Regional modelling of geohazard change Geological Society, London, Engineering Geology Special Publications 2009 22: 49-63