Paul Wilson

Mr Paul Wilson

Hydrogeologist

Location: Belfast

Tel: +44 (0) 28 905 20973

E-mail Paul Wilson

Biography

  •  2008 – ongoing : Hydrogeologist, BGS Belfast
  •  2004 –2004 : Graduate Engineer, Doran Consulting Belfast
  •  2004 –2008 : Queen's University Belfast, PhD Fluid Mechanics
  •  2000 –2004 : Queen's University Belfast, MEng Environmental and Civil Engineering

Current projects and collaboration

  • Loughareema 'The Vanishing Lake' - Investigating the hydrodynamics of this sink for the purposes of promoting it as a geological heritage site
  •  2014 – ongoing : Northern Ireland Groundwater Resource Development Programme (GRDP). Long term project aiming to develop an information platform to advise and encourage potential users of groundwater.
  •  2014 – ongoing : Viability assessment of solar powered groundwater borehole pumping systems in temperate climates
  •  2008 – ongoing : Service Level Agreement with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Land and Groundwater Team for the provision of hydrogeological information and advice

Skills

  • Design of low demand groundwater abstraction boreholes.
  • Project management.
  • Supervision of groundwater borehole drilling and automatic groundwater level monitoring.

Boards and committees

  •  2011 – ongoing : Northern Secretary, Irish Group, International Association of Hydrogeologists

Commissioned reports

  •  2013 : Groundwater Monitoring Assessment Monitoring requirements of Northern Ireland following the Water Framework Directive Article 5 Risk Characterisation 2013 Paper 1 – General Principles
  •  2012 : Rural Borewell Scheme - Technical Guidance. Produced for the Department of Agriculture and Rural aDevelopment and the Department of Regional Development
  •  2010 : Water Framework Directive (WFD) Implementation. Northern Ireland Groundwater Work Plan for 2nd River Basin Planning Cycle: 2010 – 2015

Key papers

Johnston HT, Hamill GA, Wilson PR, Ryan D. 2013. Influence of a boundary on the development of a propeller wash. Ocean Engineering 61 (2013) 50–55