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Associate Professor Phillip Geary

Associate Professor

School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Environmental Science and Management)

Career Summary

Biography

Phillip is an Associate Professor of Environmental Science in the School of Environmental and Life Sciences at The University of Newcastle, Australia. He holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees and Diploma in Education from The University of Newcastle. His PhD was gained at The University of Western Sydney with a thesis titled "On-site System Effluent Source Tracking Using Geochemical and Microbial Tracers in a Coastal Catchment". Phillip has taught Earth and Environmental Science at The University of Newcastle since 1990 and has held various positions such as Head of Discipline, and was most recently (until 2014) Assistant Dean, International for the Faculty of Science & Information Technology. As well as University teaching, Phillip undertakes consulting assignments, and has also been involved in developing Short Courses dealing with small wastewater management systems and the land application of effluent. This training course dealing with On-Site Domestic Wastewater Management has been run many times throughout Australia and New Zealand and is widely recognised as an industry standard. 

Research Expertise
Phillip’s research interests include the design and performance of small-scale on-site wastewater systems, including constructed wetlands, mounds and sand filters, the land application of domestic and agricultural wastewaters and tracing the movement and fate of contaminants in soils and groundwaters. Current research involves using a variety of microbiological and chemical source tracking techniques in catchments, as well as estuaries which are used for aquaculture. The chemical techniques include the use of optical brighteners (fluorescent whitening agents), fluorescein, lithium and bromide as added tracers, as well as analysis of faecal sterols in environmental waters to distinguish between human and animal sources of contamination.  

Teaching Expertise
Phillip has taught many undergraduate and postgraduate courses at The University of Newcastle since 1990. These courses are offered by the Disciplines of Earth Sciences and Environmental Science and Management to students enrolled in Bachelor of Science (Earth Science) and Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management programs. Current teaching is in courses in the fields of environmental site remediation, catchment and water resource management and river basin processes.

Administrative Expertise
Phillip was Head of the Discipline of Earth Sciences, School of Environmental and Life Sciences between 2006 and 2009 and Assistant Dean, International, for the Faculty of Science & Information Technology between 2011 and 2014. 

Collaborations
Phillip's research collaborations are with a number of local councils, Hunter Water Corporation, NSW Food Authority and other funding bodies. Collaboration is also undertaken with colleagues at other institutions within Australia and overseas. Phillip is Convenor of the Environmental Water Science Research Group within the School of Environmental and Life Sciences..

 

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Western Sydney
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Newcastle
  • Diploma in Education, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Science, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • constructed wetlands
  • contamination
  • earth science
  • environmental science
  • groundwater
  • hydrology
  • pollutant source tracking
  • soil science
  • wastewater
  • water quality

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
040399 Geology not elsewhere classified 30
050299 Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified 40
090799 Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2000 Whitehead JH, Geary PM, Kidd RW, Advances in Environmental Management in the Hunter Region, Conference Publications, Springwood, NSW, 253 (2000) [A1]

Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2000 Paradice WEJ, Geary PM, 'Water and Wastewater Systems', Advances in Environmental Management in the Hunter Region, Conference Publications, Springwood, NSW 1-24 (2000) [B1]
2000 Geary PM, Loughran RJ, Timms BV, 'Rivers, lakes and wetlands', Journeys: The making of the Hunter Valley, Allen and Unwin, Sydney, Australia 67-87 (2000) [B1]

Journal article (30 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Geary PM, Su DX, Lucas SA, 'The Influence of Coastal Site Conditions on Subsurface Effluent Transport in Groundwater', International Journal of Civil Engineering and Building Materials, 3 10-18 (2013) [C1]
Co-authors Steven Lucas
2013 Asquith EA, Evans CA, Geary PM, Dunstan RH, Cole B, 'The role of Actinobacteria in taste and odour episodes involving geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol in aquatic environments', Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - AQUA, 62 452-467 (2013) [C1]

The secondary metabolites geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol (2-MIB) provide soil with its characteristic earthy-musty odour, being notably produced by the abundant spore-forming fila... [more]

The secondary metabolites geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol (2-MIB) provide soil with its characteristic earthy-musty odour, being notably produced by the abundant spore-forming filamentous bacterial genus Streptomyces, among other Actinobacteria. Taste and odour (T&O) problems attributed to these compounds affect drinking water supplies worldwide, often occurring sporadically and untraced to their biological origins. A number of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms are recognised geosmin and 2-MIB producers in aquatic environments. However, the focus of this paper is to assess the potential contribution of Actinobacteria to this water quality issue. To date, the aquatic ecology of these bacteria remains poorly understood and debate surrounds whether they exist solely as dormant spores of terrestrial origin or are capable of growing and biosynthesising these odourous compounds in aquatic environments. The Actinobacteria which are known to produce geosmin and 2-MIB are identified and a critical assessment of habitats within aquatic environments in which they may be metabolically active residents and thus potential sources of T&O is provided. Current understandings of the chemical ecology and biosynthetic pathways of geosmin and 2-MIB, as well as the conditions under which these secondary metabolites are produced by Streptomyces, are reviewed. © IWA Publishing 2013.

DOI 10.2166/aqua.2013.055
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Hugh Dunstan
2012 Asquith EA, Geary PM, Nolan AL, Evans CA, 'Comparative bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbon-contaminated soil by biostimulation, bioaugmentation and surfactant addition', Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering A, 1 637-650 (2012) [C1]
2011 Geary PM, Whitehead JH, 'Water quality impacts on estuarine aquaculture: A review', Water, 38 74-76 (2011) [C3]
2009 Mendez H, Geary PM, Dunstan RH, 'Surface wetlands for the treatment of pathogens in stormwater: Three case studies at Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia', Water Science and Technology, 60 1257-1263 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.2166/wst.2009.470
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Hugh Dunstan
2009 Whitehead JH, Geary PM, 'Sand mounds for effective domestic effluent management', Water, 36 80-90 (2009) [C1]
2008 Shah VG, Dunstan RH, Geary PM, Coombes P, Roberts T, Von Nagy-Felsobuki E, 'Evaluating potential applications of faecal sterols in distinguishing sources of faecal contamination from mixed faecal samples (vol 41, pg 16, 2007)', WATER RESEARCH, 42 1324-1324 (2008) [C3]
DOI 10.1016/i.watres.2007.09.021
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Tim Roberts, Hugh Dunstan
2007 Shah V, Dunstan RH, Geary PM, Coombes PJ, Roberts TK, Von Nagy-Felsobuki EI, 'Evaluating potential applications of faecal sterols in distinguishing sources of faecal contamination from mixed faecal samples', Water Research, 41 3691-3700 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.watres.2007.04.006
Citations Scopus - 36Web of Science - 30
Co-authors Ellak, Tim Roberts, Hugh Dunstan
2007 Shah V, Dunstan RH, Geary PM, Coombes PJ, Roberts TK, Rothkirch TB, 'Bacterial source tracking from diverse land use catchments by sterol ratios', Water Research, 41 3667-3674 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.watres.2007.02.050
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Hugh Dunstan, Tim Roberts, Tony Rothkirch
2007 Shah V, Dunstan RH, Geary PM, Coombes PJ, Roberts TK, Rothkirch TB, 'Comparisons of water quality parameters from diverse catchments during dry periods and following rain events', Water Research, 41 3655-3666 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.watres.2007.02.052
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 20
Co-authors Tony Rothkirch, Tim Roberts, Hugh Dunstan
2006 Lucas SA, Coombes PJ, Hardy MJ, Geary PM, 'Rainwater harvesting: Revealing the detail', Water, 33 89-94 (2006)

The Probabilistic Urban Rainfall and wastewater Reuse Simulator (PURRS v7.2), the Model for Urban Stormwater Improvement Conceptualisation (MUSIC v3) and Spreadsheet modelling too... [more]

The Probabilistic Urban Rainfall and wastewater Reuse Simulator (PURRS v7.2), the Model for Urban Stormwater Improvement Conceptualisation (MUSIC v3) and Spreadsheet modelling tools were compared for evaluating rainwater harvesting strategies. Input data included climate files, suggested water demands and time-steps. Models were run with climate data of unequal duration and time-step, which highlighted significant differences between modelled outcomes. Using climate data of equal duration still resulted in major differences. The reasons for these differences are explained as a function of the duration and time-step of climate data, the time-step and diurnal patterns of indoor/outdoor water demand and tank configuration. Results imply that the length and time-step of climate inputs, the distribution and time-step of daily water demand and rainwater tank configuration are significant factors in robustly evaluating mains water savings for a range of Australian climates.

Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Steven Lucas
2006 Geary PM, Shah V, Dunstan RH, Coombes PJ, Rothkirch TB, 'Tracing faecal contributions from on-site wastewater systems', Water, 33 48-51 (2006) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Hugh Dunstan, Tony Rothkirch
2006 Lucas SA, Coombes PJ, Hardy MJ, Geary PM, 'Rainwater Harvesting: Revealing the Detail', Water Journal of the Australian Water Association, 33 50-55 (2006) [C1]
Co-authors Steven Lucas
2005 Whitehead JH, Geary PM, 'Geotechnical challenges for on-site wastewater management in the Hunter Region', Australian Geomechanics, 40 31-42 (2005) [C1]
2005 Geary PM, Stafford DJ, Whitehead JH, 'On-Site Domestic Wastewater Treatment and Reuse', BEDP Environment Design Guide, 1-12 (2005) [C3]
2003 Geary PM, Davies CM, 'Bacterial source tracking and shellfish contamination in a coastal catchment', Water Science and Technology, 47 95-100 (2003) [C1]
2003 Geary P, Saunders M, Waters D, 'Stormwater runoff treatment using constructed wetlands', Water, 30 55-60 (2003)

This paper reports on the performance of two urban stormwater management systems which incorporate constructed wetland systems in the treatment train. The stormwater runoff is tre... [more]

This paper reports on the performance of two urban stormwater management systems which incorporate constructed wetland systems in the treatment train. The stormwater runoff is treated prior to its discharge to different estuarine lake systems located on the NSW Central Coast. At Croudace Bay on Lake Macquarie, the system incorporated a surface flow constructed wetland, while at Blue Haven near Wyong, a sub-surface flow constructed wetland was incorporated into the stormwater management system. In each case the local authority was responsible for the design, construction and management of their stormwater treatment system. The removal of pollutants in stormwater runoff was monitored by two Bachelor of Environmental Science Honours students from the University of Newcastle.

Citations Scopus - 1
2003 Geary PM, Saunders M, Waters D, 'Stormwater Runoff Treatment using Constructed Wetlands', Water, - 60-64 (2003) [C1]
2001 Kim S-Y, Geary PM, 'The impact of biomass harvesting on phosphorus uptake by wetland plants', Water Science and Technology, 44 - no.11 61-67 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 35Web of Science - 22
2000 Whitehead JH, Geary PM, 'Geotechnical aspects of domestic on-site effluent management systems', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 47 75-82 (2000) [C1]
DOI 10.1046/j.1440-0952.2000.00769.x
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 15
1999 Geary PM, Moore JA, 'Suitability of a treatment wetland for dairy wastewaters', WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 40 179-185 (1999)
DOI 10.1016/S0273-1223(99)00464-3
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 27
1998 Geary PM, Whitehead J, Patterson R, 'Skills to Assess the Suitability of Sites for On-Site Wastewater Disposal', ACLEP - Australian Collaborative Land Evaluation Program Newsletter, 7, 2 20-21 (1998) [C3]
1998 Geary PM, 'Domestic Wastewater - Treatment and Re-use', The Royal Australian Institute of Architects Environment Design Guide, DES 24 1-8 (1998) [C2]
1997 Gardner T, Geary P, Gordon I, 'Ecological sustainability and on-site effluent treatment systems', Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 4 144-156 (1997)

In non-sewered urban and rural residential developments, domestic wastewaters are treated and disposed of on-site. Surveys indicate that the performance of domestic systems needs ... [more]

In non-sewered urban and rural residential developments, domestic wastewaters are treated and disposed of on-site. Surveys indicate that the performance of domestic systems needs to be significantly improved to overcome potential public health and nuisance problems caused by failing systems. Many current effluent disposal practices are clearly not sustainable according to the accepted definitions of ecological sustainability. It is essential that the on-site disposal of domestic effluent is considered as an integral part of the land development process. Individual soil and site assessment needs to be undertaken in the design and sizing of effluent disposal systems. An important implication from the consideration of land capability criteria for on-site effluent disposal is that individual lot sizes will need to be larger in future developments of this nature.

DOI 10.1080/14486563.1997.10648378
Citations Scopus - 15
1993 GEARY PM, 'EVALUATION OF ON-SITE DISPOSAL OPTIONS', WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 27 59-62 (1993)
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
1985 ERSKINE WD, GEARY PM, OUTHET DN, 'POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF SAND AND GRAVEL EXTRACTION ON THE HUNTER RIVER, NEW-SOUTH-WALES', AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHICAL STUDIES, 23 71-86 (1985)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8470.1985.tb00479.x
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 13
1984 Geary PM, Erskine W, 'Sediment transport and channel changes in the Hunter River since European settlement. (1984)

Discusses cross sectional changes at 12 sites on the Hunter River and their probable causes. Bridge sites were used as long term data were available there. Results do indicate tha... [more]

Discusses cross sectional changes at 12 sites on the Hunter River and their probable causes. Bridge sites were used as long term data were available there. Results do indicate that these sites are more stable than neighbouring reaches. On the Lower Hunter River, all sites show aggradation (up to 4 m) most evident since 1949/1955. Substantial river bank erosion and lateral migration occurred on the Upper Hunter River between 1946 and 1955. Examines effects of human activities, rainfall changes, climatic variations and direct river engineering works. (C.J.U.)

1981 GEARY PM, 'SEDIMENT AND SOLUTE TRANSPORT IN A REPRESENTATIVE BASIN', AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHICAL STUDIES, 19 161-176 (1981)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8470.1981.tb00384.x
Citations Web of Science - 3
1981 Geary PM, 'Sediment and solute transport in a representative basin ( Deep Creek, Cesnock, NSW).', Australian Geographical Studies, 19 161-176 (1981)

Suspended sediment and total dissolved material concentrations in stream flow were studied in Deep Creek Representative Basin near Cesnock, N.S.W. between April 1976 and June 1977... [more]

Suspended sediment and total dissolved material concentrations in stream flow were studied in Deep Creek Representative Basin near Cesnock, N.S.W. between April 1976 and June 1977. Sediment and solute transport rates were calculated at two gauging stations for individual flood events and low flow periods using the hourly hydrograph record, stage/season concentration-discharge relationships and calculated rating curves. Limitations in the use of the rating curve suggest that during flood hydrographs of long return period, calculated transport rates may be in error. -from Author

Citations Scopus - 2
1981 Geary PM, 'Sediments and solutes in a representative basin ( Deep Creek, New South Wales, Australia).', Sediments and solutes in a representative basin ( Deep Creek, New South Wales, Australia)., (1981)

The spatial and temporal variation in the concentration of suspended sediment, total dissolved material and the major cationic constituents was studied. An attempt has been made t... [more]

The spatial and temporal variation in the concentration of suspended sediment, total dissolved material and the major cationic constituents was studied. An attempt has been made to identify the major factors responsible for the measured concentration variation in Deep Creek Representative Basin, NSW. As well, the transport rates of sediments and solutes at 2 sites within the catchment were calculated. The major component of suspended and dissolved material concentration variation was associated with variations in stream discharge. -from Authors Dept of Geography, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia. English

Citations Scopus - 2
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Conference (57 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Geary PM, Evans CA, Kable J, Maswabi M, 'The Use of Fluorescent Whitening Compounds as Signals of Human Sourced Contamination', Proceedings 9th International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety, Sydney (2013) [E2]
2012 Su D-X, Geary PM, Lucas SA, 'Effluent transport in shallow groundwater from a domestic wastewater system', Australian Water Association Small Water & Wastewater Systems National Conference, Newcastle, NSW (2012) [E2]
Co-authors Steven Lucas
2012 Geary PM, Evans CA, Kable J, 'Tracing wastewater sources in estuaries used for aquaculture', Australian Water Association Small Water & Wastewater Systems National Conference, Newcastle, NSW (2012) [E2]
2012 Asquith EA, Geary PM, Nolan AL, 'Comparative bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbon-contaminated soil by biostimulation, bioaugmentation and surfactant addition', EcoForum 2012, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012 Geary PM, Evans CA, Kable J, 'Contaminant source tracking in estuaries', New Zealand Land Treatment Collective 2012 Annual Conference. Programme, Abstracts and Field Tour Notes, Tauranga, NZ (2012) [E2]
2011 Su D-X, Lucas SA, Geary PM, 'Effluent transport dynamics in shallow groundwater', Abstracts. International Conference on Integrated Water Management, Perth, WA (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Steven Lucas
2011 Whitehead JH, Geary PM, Duerinckx S, 'Quantifying nutrient contribution to surface water and groundwater from large numbers of on-site systems in a sensitive coastal catchment', Abstracts. International Conference on Integrated Water Management, Perth, WA (2011) [E3]
2011 Whitehead JH, Geary PM, 'Managing on-site wastewater management systems and their contribution to water quality in Gippsland, Australia', Conference Proceedings 10th Specialised Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Systems, Venice, Italy (2011) [E1]
2011 Choden P, Geary PM, Whitehead JH, 'Leachate quality analysis and passive treatment options', Posters. ecoforum 2011 Conference & Exhibition, Sydney, NSW (2011) [E3]
2011 Asquith EA, Geary PM, 'Comparative bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbon-contaminated soil by biostimulation, bioaugmentation and surfactant addition', Program and Proceedings. 4th International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference, Adelaide, SA (2011) [E2]
2011 Whitehead JH, Geary PM, 'Modelling the predicted contaminant contribution of on-site wastewater management systems to surface and groundwater at Loch Sport in the Gippsland Lakes Victoria, Australia', Smallwat11: 3rd International Congress Wastewater in Small Communities, Seville, Spain (2011) [E2]
2011 Geary PM, Whitehead JH, 'Wastewater from small communities and impacts to estuarine water quality used for aquaculture', Smallwat11: 3rd International Congress Wastewater in Small Communities, Seville, Spain (2011) [E2]
2010 Lucas SA, Geary PM, 'Distinguishing wastewater contaminant sources in the environment', 2010 Annual Conference: Programme, Abstracts and Field Tour Notes. Managing Wastes in Rural and Agricultural Landscapes, Dunedin, NZ (2010) [E2]
Co-authors Steven Lucas
2009 Geary PM, Lucas SA, 'Domestic effluent management using on-site sand mounds', New Zealand Land Treatment Collective Proceedings for the 2009 Annual Conference: Recycling of Water, Taupo, NZ (2009) [E2]
Co-authors Steven Lucas
2008 Mendez H, Geary PM, Dunstan RH, 'Reduction of faecal coliforms in three constructed surface wetlands for stormwater treatment at Lake Macquarie, NSW', 2nd Australian Young Water Professionals Conference: Conference Proceedings, Brisbane, QLD (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Hugh Dunstan
2008 Mendez H, Geary PM, Dunstan RH, 'Surface wetlands for the treatment of pathogens in stormwater: Three case studies at Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia', Proceedings: 11th International Conference on Wetland Systems Technology in Water Pollution Control, Indore, India (2008) [E2]
Co-authors Hugh Dunstan
2008 Rogers Z, Geary PM, Lucas SA, 'An investigation of the sediment-capturing efficiency and management of selected gross pollutant traps in western Lake Macquarie, NSW', Stormwater '08: Delegate Workbook and Conference Papers, Surfers Paradise, QLD (2008) [E2]
Co-authors Steven Lucas
2008 Geary PM, Lucas SA, Weekes A, Horn K, 'Onsite wastewater treatment using sand mounds near Port Stephens, NSW', Proceedings of Onsite and Decentralised Sewerage & Recycling Conference: Coming Clean: Sustainable Backyards and Beyond!, Benalla, VIC (2008) [E1]
Co-authors Steven Lucas
2007 Geary PM, Lucas SA, Dunstan RH, Coombes PJ, 'Distinguishing wastewater contamination from on-site systems in mixed land use watersheds', Individual and Small Community Sewage Systems XI, Proceedings of the Eleventh National Symposium, Rhode Island, NY (2007) [E2]
Co-authors Hugh Dunstan, Steven Lucas
2007 Shah V, Dunstan RH, Geary PM, Carter L, Wilson SK, Peterson B, 'Source tracking of faecal pollution from the Bagnall Beach, Australia', Proceedings of International Groundwater Conference (IGC-2007) on Water, Environment and Agriculture. Present Problems and Future Challenges, Coimbatore, India (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Hugh Dunstan
2007 Lucas SA, Coombes PJ, Geary PM, Dunstan RH, 'Centralised and decentralised water infrastructure: The best of both worlds', Symposium: Building Across Borders Built Environment Procurement CIB WO92 Procurement Systems. Proceedings, Hunter Valley, NSW (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Hugh Dunstan, Steven Lucas
2007 Lucas SA, Coombes PJ, Geary PM, Dunstan RH, 'Assessing catchment water quality: The 'Snapshot Study'', 13th International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference and 5th Water Sensitive Urban Design Conference. Proceedings, Sydney (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Hugh Dunstan, Steven Lucas
2007 Lucas SA, Coombes PJ, Geary PM, Dunstan RH, 'Rainwater harvesting and wastewater reuse in peri-urban areas', 13th International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference and 5th Water Sensitive Urban Design Conference. Proceedings, Sydney (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Hugh Dunstan, Steven Lucas
2007 Geary PM, Lucas SA, Shah V, Dunstan RH, Coombes PJ, 'Contaminant transport in surface and groundwaters from wastewater systems in a coastal catchment', Innovation and Technology for On-site Systems: Proceedings of On-site '07 Conference, Armidale (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Steven Lucas, Hugh Dunstan
2006 Mendez H, Geary PM, Dunstan RH, 'Surface Wetland for Treatment of Pathogens in Stormwater', Conference Proceedings, Parramatta, NSW (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Hugh Dunstan
2006 Shah V, Dunstan RH, Geary PM, Coombes PJ, 'Limitations of Faecal Sterol Ratio Analyses in Distinguishing Sources of Faecal Contamination in Mixed Land Use Water Catchments', Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Australia (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Hugh Dunstan
2006 Lucas SA, Coombes PJ, Geary PM, 'Continuous Simulation of Rainwater Tank, Wastewater Storage and Stormwater Runoff: The Influence of Climate Regimes, Water Demand and Diurnal Flow Patterns', Conference Proceedings of Water 2006, Grand Hyatt Conference Centre, Auckland, NZ (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Steven Lucas
2006 Mendez H, Geary PM, Dunstan RH, 'Die-off rate studies of faecal indicator bacteria in storm and estuarine waters', Conference Proceedings of Water 2006, Grand Hyatt Conference Centre, Auckland, NZ (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Hugh Dunstan
2006 Shah V, Dunstan RH, Geary PM, Coombes PJ, 'Use of antibiotics resistance analysis (ARA) and faecal sterol ratio analyses (FSA) to characterize sources of faecal contamination from the Myall River catchment, Australia', Conference Proceedings of Water 2006, Grand Hyatt Conference Centre, Auckland, NZ (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Hugh Dunstan
2006 Lucas SA, Coombes PJ, Hardy MJ, Geary PM, 'Evaluating rainwater harvesting: Revealing the detail using a comparison of three models', Conference Proceedings of Water 2006, Grand Hyatt Conference Centre, Auckland, NZ (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Steven Lucas
2006 Lucas SA, Coombes PJ, Geary PM, 'Realistic Simulation of Rainwater Tank Systems: Revealing the Detail', Proceedings, Hyatt Regency Auckland, New Zeland (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Steven Lucas
2006 Lucas SA, Coombes PJ, Hardy MJ, Geary PM, 'A comparative study of common uses of selected modelling tools for evaluating rainwater harvesting strategies', Proceedings, Melbourne (2006) [E1]
Co-authors Steven Lucas
2006 Geary PM, Mendez H, Dunstan RH, 'Design Considerations in the Performance of Stormwater Devices Incorporating Constructed Wetlands', Proceedings, Lisbon, Portugal (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Hugh Dunstan
2005 Geary PM, 'Riparian Zone Environments and Attenuation of Nitrate from On-Site Wastewater Systems', Proceedings of the NZHS-IAH-NZSSS 2005 Conference, Auckland, New Zealand (2005) [E1]
2005 Mendez H, Geary PM, Dunstan RH, 'Bacteriological Studies in Urban Surface Wetlands Used for Stormwater Treatment Around Lake Macquarie, NSW', Environmental change making it happen, Hobart, Tasmania (2005) [E1]
Co-authors Hugh Dunstan
2005 Geary PM, Shah V, Dunstan RH, Coombes PJ, Rothkirch TB, 'Bacterial source tracking methods to distinguish between fecal contributions from on-site wastewater systems', On-Site 05 Conference : performance assessment for on-site systems: regulation, operation, and monitoring, Armidale, NSW (2005) [E3]
Co-authors Hugh Dunstan, Tony Rothkirch
2005 Geary PM, Pang L, 'Determination of Buffer Distances from On-Site Wastewater Systems', Proceedings of the Performance Assessment for On-Site Systems: Regulation, operation and monitoring conference, University of New England, Armidale, Australia (2005) [E1]
2005 Geary PM, Shah V, Dunstan RH, Coombes PJ, Rothkirch TB, 'Bacterial Source Tracing Methods to Distinguish Between Faecal Contributions from On-Site Wastewater Systems', Proceedings of the Performance Assessment for On-Site Systems: Regulation, operation and monitoring conference, University of New England, Armidale, Australia (2005) [E1]
Co-authors Hugh Dunstan, Tony Rothkirch
2005 Mendez H, Geary PM, 'Faecal contamination and bacterial source tracking in stormwater quality improvement devices around Lake Macquarie, NSW', Proceedings for the 2005 Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand (2005) [E2]
2005 Whitehead JH, Geary PM, 'Geotechnical challenges for on-site wastewater management in the Hunter Region', Australian Geomechanics Journal (2005)

A large number and growing proportion of both single lot residential and larger scale new developments in the Hunter Region are not serviced by a conventional reticulated sewerage... [more]

A large number and growing proportion of both single lot residential and larger scale new developments in the Hunter Region are not serviced by a conventional reticulated sewerage system. In such cases, wastewater treatment, its possible reuse and final disposal, is on-site, where the effluent is generated. A range of geotechnical factors including the site geology, geomorphology, soils, availability and performance of geo and geosynthetic materials, along with climatic factors, have a bearing on the selection, design, sizing and performance of an on-site wastewater system which will perform adequately and meet regulatory requirements. Geotechnical skills in site and soil assessment are fundamental to and necessary for good on-site wastewater system design and to ensure that the environmental impacts associated with on-site wastewater management are minimised. The Hunter Region displays a number of challenging geological settings and soil types for wastewater management. These include perched and shallow water tables, sensitive aquifers, floodplains and coastal lake and estuary catchments. Soils include sodic, dispersive and duplex soils and high permeability sandy soils with limited capacities for wastewater assimilation. Hydraulic and nutrient loading capacities of some of the region's soils are limiting and present a challenge to designers. An understanding of transport and assimilation of nutrients and pathogens through permeable materials is significant in understanding the potential contribution of on-site wastewater management systems to surface and groundwater contamination and the protection of those sensitive receiving bodies by appropriate design. This paper reviews the geotechnical aspects of on-site wastewater management in the Hunter Region and illustrates, with a number of case studies, both the problems commonly encountered and their possible solutions.

2004 Geary PM, 'On-site domestic system effluent tracing in a coastal catchment', On-Site Wastewater Treatment X. Proceedings of the !0th National Symposium on Individual and Small Community Sewage Systems, Sacramento, California (2004) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 6
2004 Shah V, Dunstan RH, Geary PM, 'Application of Emerging Bacterial Source Tracking (BST) Methods to Detect and Distinguish Sources of Fecal Pollution in Waters', Proceedings of the International Conference on Construction, Environment and Manufacturing Systems, Bhubaneswar, India (2004) [E1]
Co-authors Hugh Dunstan
2004 Geary PM, 'Effluent Tracing and the Transport of contaminants from a Domestic Septic System', 6th Specialist Conference on Small Water & Wastewater Systems, 1st International Conference on Onsite Wastewater Treatment & Recycling, Fremantle, WA, Australia (2004) [E1]
2004 Shah V, Dunstan RH, Geary PM, 'Choice of bacterial indicator organism and source tracking of faecal pollution in coastal waters', NSW Coastal Conference 2004: Seachange? The delicate balancing act, Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia (2004) [E2]
Co-authors Hugh Dunstan
2003 Geary PM, 'On-site wastewater systems: Research, education and training', Future Directions for On-Site Systems: Best Management Practice : Proceedings of On-site '03 Conference, Armidale, NSW (2003) [E1]
2003 Geary PM, 'The Use of Tracers in Assessing On-Site System Failure in Port Stephens', Future Directions for On-site Systems: Best Management Practice, University of New England (2003) [E1]
2003 Geary PM, Stafford DJ, 'Performance Evaluation of a Small Domestic Sand Filter', Future Directions for On-site Systems: Best Management Practice, University of New England (2003) [E1]
2002 Geary PM, Davies C, 'Bacterial source tracking and shellfish contamination in a coastal catchment', Enviro 2002 & IWA 3rd World Water Congress, Melbourne, VIC (2002) [E2]
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11
2002 Lucas SA, Geary PM, 'Sustainable effluent irrigation: Sodium (Na+) dynamics in an effluent irrigated woodlot soil', Proceedings of Environmental Engineering Research Event, Blackheath, NSW (2002) [E1]
Co-authors Steven Lucas
2001 Whitehead JH, Geary PM, Saunders M, 'Towards a better understanding of sustainable lot density - evidence from five Australian case studies', On-Site-01, University of New England (2001) [E1]
2001 Geary PM, Stafford DJ, Spinks AT, Whitehead JH, 'The use of clinoptilolite in a low cost aerobic sand filter', On-site'01, University of New England (2001) [E1]
2001 Geary PM, Whitehead JH, 'Ground Water Contamination from On-Site Domestic Wastewater Management Systems in a Coastal Catchment', Proceedings of the Ninth National Symposium on Individual and Small Community Sewage Systems, Fort Worth, Texas (2001) [E1]
2000 Kim SY, Geary PM, 'The Impact of Biomass Harvesting on Phosphorus Uptake by Wetland Plants', International Water Association, Florida, USA (2000) [E3]
2000 Dalby CE, Geary PM, Reynolds KR, 'The "P" in super leaves a site in runoff. But how much stays in the soil? A Simple Model and a Soil Horizon', Soil 2000 NZSSS/ASSSI Conference, Canterbury, New Zealand (2000) [E3]
1998 Geary PM, Moore JA, 'Suitability of a Treatment Wetland Receiving High Loads', 6th International COnference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control, Sao Paulo, Brazil (27.09.98 - 02.10.98) (1998) [E2]
1998 Geary PM, Gardner EA, 'Sustainable On-Site Treatment Systems', Proceedings of 8th National Symposium on Individual Small Community Sewerage Systems, March 8-10, 1998 Orlando, Florida (1998) [E1]
1998 Geary PM, Whitehead J, Patterson R, '25th National Conference - Australian Institute of Environmental Health', Skills to assess the suitability of sites for on-site wastewater disposal, Surfers Paradise (25.10.98 - 30.10.98) (1998) [E2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 55
Total funding $1,026,064

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20152 grants / $45,000

Grahamstown Dam Water Quality Research Project$30,000

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Doctor Craig Evans, Dr Abigail Morrow
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501008
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Campavale canal water quality research project$15,000

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Doctor Craig Evans, Dr Abigail Morrow
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500731
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20141 grants / $9,000

North Arm Cove Water Quality Study $9,000

Funding body: NSW Food Authority

Funding body NSW Food Authority
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Doctor Craig Evans, Mr Anthony Zammit
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400675
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20131 grants / $24,000

North Arm Cove Water Quality Study$24,000

Funding body: Great Lakes Council

Funding body Great Lakes Council
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Doctor Craig Evans
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301013
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

20123 grants / $57,279

Actinomycetes in Drinking Water Reservoirs & their Role in Taste & Odour$37,500

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Doctor Craig Evans
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200448
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Analysis of endocrine disrupting compounds (Alkylphenols) in inland sewage treatment plants (STP's) in the Lower Hunter Valley$10,000

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200147
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Water quality assessments and development of monitoring approaches for culturally significant waterholes in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park$9,779

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Joseph Bidwell, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Doctor Craig Evans
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1101122
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $9,968

The use of Fluorescent Whitening Compounds as Indicators of Human Faecal Contamination in Environmental Waters$9,968

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Craig Evans
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100039
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20102 grants / $11,000

Source tracking using alternative faecal indicators in water$10,000

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000519
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Enhancing the Bioremediation of Hydrocarbon Contaminants in Soil$1,000

Funding body: EnviroPacific Services

Funding body EnviroPacific Services
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000871
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20091 grants / $26,900

A comparative treatment performance evaluation of two on-site wastewater systems at Taylor's Beach: A Wisconsin Mound and Soil-Absorption-System (SAS)$26,900

Funding body: Port Stephens Council

Funding body Port Stephens Council
Project Team Doctor Steven Lucas, Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189708
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

20081 grants / $2,500

International Conference on Wetland Systems Technology in Water Pollution Control, Infore-Ujain India, 1/11/2008 - 7/11/2008$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189571
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20072 grants / $42,300

Snapshot of water quality an tilligerry estuary and major surface drains routing catchment runoff to the estuary$22,300

Funding body: Port Stephens Council

Funding body Port Stephens Council
Project Team Doctor Steven Lucas, Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187345
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

Characterisation of microbial and chemical contaminants, bioreaction and water quantity dynamics in rainwater harvesting systems to optimise design$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Doctor Tim Roberts
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187184
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20063 grants / $52,400

Research proposal to monitor the performance of stormwater quality improvement devices (SQID's) at several sites draining to Lake Macquarie$30,000

Funding body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Funding body Lake Macquarie City Council
Project Team Doctor Steven Lucas, Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Lake Macquarie Catchment Coordinator office
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0187047
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

Evaluation of Nutrient/Microbial Exports from an Unsewered Area to Tilligerry Creek Estuary$20,000

Funding body: Port Stephens Council

Funding body Port Stephens Council
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186504
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

10th International Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control 23-29 September, 2006$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186569
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20052 grants / $5,695

Bacteriological Investigations into lakeshore water quality adjacent to stormwater quality improvement devices (SQID's)$4,230

Funding body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Funding body Lake Macquarie City Council
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Lake Macquarie Environmental Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185628
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

'Where Waters Meet' Annual Conference of International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) jointly convened with New Zealand Hydrological Society, 28 November-3 December 2005$1,465

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185756
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20039 grants / $433,250

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$335,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182827
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$35,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Commerce

Funding body NSW Department of Commerce
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183256
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$12,000

Funding body: Analytical Reference Laboratories Pty Ltd

Funding body Analytical Reference Laboratories Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183254
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$12,000

Funding body: Great Lakes Council

Funding body Great Lakes Council
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183257
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$12,000

Funding body: Hastings Council

Funding body Hastings Council
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183259
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments. $12,000

Funding body: Greater Taree City Council

Funding body Greater Taree City Council
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0184497
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$9,000

Funding body: Midcoast County Council

Funding body Midcoast County Council
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183258
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

Bacteriological Investigations Associated with Stormwater Quality Improvement Devices (SQIDS)$4,750

Funding body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Funding body Lake Macquarie City Council
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Lake Macquarie Environmental Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183196
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$1,500

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183251
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20025 grants / $120,006

The Sustainable Effluent Irrigation Project - Effects of effluent irrigation on soil sodicity and groundwater quality.$67,635

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Doctor Russell Drysdale
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181149
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

The sustainable effluent irrigation project - effects of effluent irrigation on soil sodicity and groundwater quality.$31,500

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Doctor Russell Drysdale
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181898
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

The Sustainable Effluent Irrigation Plantation Project (SEIPP): Quantifying Sodium (Na+) Accumulation and Leaching Rates in Soils of an Effluent Irrigated Plant$11,000

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme UN/HWC Collaborative Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181654
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Subsurface Constructed Wetland for Stormwater Treatment at Blue Haven.$6,384

Funding body: Wyong Shire Council

Funding body Wyong Shire Council
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181971
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

Diffuse pollutant loading from on-site wastewater treatment systems and other landuses in the Stony Creek Catchment.$3,487

Funding body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Funding body Lake Macquarie City Council
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Lake Macquarie Environmental Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181932
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

20013 grants / $18,108

Evaluation of Nutrient Removal Management Options.$10,500

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Collaborative Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180673
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Bacteriological Investigations Associated with Stormwater Quality Improvement Devices.$5,232

Funding body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Funding body Lake Macquarie City Council
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Lake Macquarie Environmental Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181487
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

9th National Symposium on Individual and Small Community Sewage Systems, USA 11-14 March 2001$2,376

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180681
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20004 grants / $64,727

On-site treatment system failure and shellfish contamination in Port Stephens.$34,500

Funding body: Department of Local Government

Funding body Department of Local Government
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Sewerage Management Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0179162
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Performance monitoring of a low cost alternative on-site effluent treatment system to reduce nutrients.$19,430

Funding body: Department of Local Government

Funding body Department of Local Government
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Sewerage Management Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0179161
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Hydrological Research into the Design and Effectiveness of Constructed Wetlands in Reducing Pollutants in Stormwater Runoff.$8,797

Funding body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Funding body Lake Macquarie City Council
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Lake Macquarie Environmental Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0180156
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

Analysis of water quality / hydrodynamic data - Lake Innes.$2,000

Funding body: NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

Funding body NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0179389
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

19994 grants / $7,874

Catchment Management and Groundwater Monitoring - Bob's Farm Salt Ash$3,000

Funding body: Hunter Area Health Service

Funding body Hunter Area Health Service
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Public Health Unit
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178403
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Catchment Management and Groundwater Monitoring - Bob's Farm, Salt Ash$3,000

Funding body: Port Stephens Council

Funding body Port Stephens Council
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0179472
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

Impact of Septic Systems on Groundwater Quality$1,000

Funding body: Hunter Area Health Service

Funding body Hunter Area Health Service
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Public Health Unit
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178402
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

18th Federal Conference of the Australia Water & Wastewater Association Adelaide, SA.$874

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0179094
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19981 grants / $2,425

8th National Symposium on Individual and Small Community Sewage Systems, USA 8-10 March 1998$2,425

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0179794
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19973 grants / $9,074

Risk of nutrient movement from land irrigated with dairy effluent$7,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0176616
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

On-site disposal systems - Impacts of biomass harvesting on nutrient uptake in small constructed wetlands.$1,500

Funding body: Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment Management Trust

Funding body Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment Management Trust
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Applied Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0177533
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

United Nations Environment Program International Regional Conference on Environmental Technologies for Wastewater Management, Perth, WA, 4-6 December 1997$574

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0179477
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19962 grants / $33,658

Postgraduate Research Scholarship$23,047

Funding body: NSW Department of Land & Water Conservation (DEFUNCT)

Funding body NSW Department of Land & Water Conservation (DEFUNCT)
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Christine Dalby
Scheme Research Grant (Defunct)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0176492
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

DAIRY EFFLUENT MONITORING PROJECT INCORPORTING THE USE OF ARTIFICIAL WETLANDS FOR NUTRIENT REDUCTION IN EFFLUENT$10,611

Funding body: Dairy Research & Development Corporation

Funding body Dairy Research & Development Corporation
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0176064
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

19952 grants / $10,000

Dairy wastewater wetlnd demonstration , Tocal College, Patterson$5,000

Funding body: Hunter Catchment Management Trust

Funding body Hunter Catchment Management Trust
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0176029
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

Dairy wastewater wetlnd demonstration , Tocal College, Patterson$5,000

Funding body: Hunter Catchment Management Trust

Funding body Hunter Catchment Management Trust
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0177396
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

19942 grants / $36,400

Dairy Effluent monitoring project incorporating the use of Artificial Wetlands for nutrient reduction in effluent$34,135

Funding body: Dairy Research & Development Corporation

Funding body Dairy Research & Development Corporation
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0174417
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Waste Water Disposal at Cooranbong$2,265

Funding body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Funding body Lake Macquarie City Council
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Ms S Keating
Scheme Lake Macquarie Environmental Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0175034
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

19921 grants / $4,500

The Characterisation Of Soils For Effluent Disposal$4,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo G0174139
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed14
Current4

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Application of Statistical Methods in the Investigation of Main Contamination Sources in River Waters
Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD Detecting Human Sourced Water Contamination in Water Catchments Using Fluorescence Whitening Agents
Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2007 Honours Assessment of the Performance of a Wisconsin Mound in Treating Domestic Wastewater
Hydrology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2007 PhD Research Proposal to Monitor the Performance of Stormwater Quality Improvement Devices (SQIDs) at several sites draining to Lake Macquarie
Hydrology, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Streptomyces as a Source of Geosmin and 2-Methylisoborneol Associated Taste and Odour Episodes in Drinking Water Reservoirs
Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 Masters Leachate Quality Analysis and Passive Treatment Options
Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 Masters Shallow Groundwater Quality and Transport of Contaminants from a Domestic Wastewater System
Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2009 PhD Bacteriological Studies in Stormwater Quality Improvement Devices (SQIDs) at Lake Macquarie, NSW
Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2008 PhD Use of Coprostanol and Related Faecal Sterols for Faecal Source Tracking from Diverse Mixed Land Use Catchments
Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2007 PhD Temporal Sodium Flux in a Woodlot Soil Irrigated with Secondary Treated Effluent: The Implications for Sustainable Irrigation and Soil Management
Earth Sc Not Elsewhere Classif, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2006 Masters Microbiological Quality of Tilligerry Estuary
Enviro Studies Not Elswr Class, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2006 Masters ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF SALAMANDER BAY LANDFILL ON GROUNDWATER QUALITY
Geochemistry, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2005 Masters Groundwater Quality at a Landfill
Hydrology, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2001 Masters Mangroves and Salt Marsh in Contaminated Environments
Enviro Studies Not Elswr Class, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2000 Masters Fate of Phosphate from Fertilizers applied to Grazing Land
Soil Science, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2000 Masters Phosphorus transport from runoff plots
Soil Science, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2000 Masters Phosphorus Sorption in Constructed Wetlands
Enviro Studies Not Elswr Class, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
1999 Masters Impact of Biomass Harvesting on Nutrient Uptake
Enviro Studies Not Elswr Class, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
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Associate Professor Phillip Geary

Position

Associate Professor
Discipline of Earth Sciences/ Discipline of Environmental Science and Management
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Environmental Science and Management

Contact Details

Email phil.geary@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6726
Mobile 0432529015
Fax (02) 4921 6925

Office

Room GG09
Building Geology
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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