Adam Siade

Dr, BSc Humbolt State, MSc PhD Calif.

  • The University of Western Australia (M087), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 211 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
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Personal profile


  • Ph.D. - 2012 - Civil and Environmental Engineering - University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.Sc. - 2007 - Civil and Environmental Engineering - University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.S. - 2006 - Environmental Resources Engineering - Humboldt State University 

Teaching overview

Unit Coordinator

  • GEOS5501 - Groundwater Flow Modelling

Current projects

Advanced Modelling Methodologies for Groundwater Resource Management and Asset Investment Planning

This three-year project is a collaboration between UWA, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, Water Corporation, and CSIRO. The primary objective is to improve the technical capabilities for efficient groundwater resource management throughout WA and beyond. Innovative research is conducted to provide new tools for the efficient adaptation to changes in climate and water resource management objectives. A training programme is also developed to allow for state-of-the-art techniques and methods in groundwater management, existing mainly in the research community, to be accessible to practitioners and decision-makers. Numerical modelling resources are expanded through the direct application of geographic information systems (GIS) as model development software.

Previous positions

  • 2010-2014 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Hydrologist, California Water Science Center
  • 2007-2012 Graduate Student (Ph.D.), University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2006-2007 Graduate Student (M.Sc.), University of California, Los Angeles


My primary research areas are focused around groundwater modelling, predictions, and management. I have been involved with the development of regional groundwater flow and transport models throughout Southern California, USA, and Western Australia. My specific research areas in groundwater modelling consist of model reduction, inverse modelling, predictive uncertainty, experimental design, and systems management.


  • Environmental
  • Groundwater Modelling
  • Hydrogeology
  • Model Calibration
  • Predictive Uncertainty
  • Data Worth
  • Model Reduction
  • Optimisation and Management
  • Experimental Design
  • Reactive Solute Transport
  • Environmental Tracers

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Research Output 2009 2019

  • 211 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 17 Article
4 Citations (Scopus)

A Practical, Robust Methodology for Acquiring New Observation Data Using Computationally Expensive Groundwater Models

Siade, A. J., Hall, J. & Karelse, R. N., 1 Nov 2017, In : Water Resources Research. 53, 11, p. 9860-9882 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

groundwater flow
reactive transport
groundwater flow
1 Citation (Scopus)

Deoxygenation Prevents Arsenic Mobilization during Deepwell Injection into Sulfide-Bearing Aquifers

Prommer, H., Sun, J., Helm, L., Rathi, B., Siade, A. J. & Morris, R., 4 Dec 2018, In : Environmental Science & Technology. 52, 23, p. 13801-13810

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bearings (structural)
15 Citations (Scopus)

Identifying and Quantifying the Intermediate Processes during Nitrate-Dependent Iron(II) Oxidation

Jamieson, J., Prommer, H., Kaksonen, A. H., Sun, J., Siade, A. J., Yusov, A. & Bostick, B., 15 May 2018, In : Environmental Science & Technology. 52, 10, p. 5771-5781 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

Model-Based Analysis of Arsenic Immobilization via Iron Mineral Transformation under Advective Flows

Sun, J., Prommer, H., Siade, A., Chillrud, S. N., Mailloux, B. J. & Bostick, B. C., 21 Aug 2018, In : Environmental Science & Technology. 52, 16, p. 9243-9253

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ferrosoferric Oxide

Projects 2015 2023