Mahmood Sadat-Noori

Mahmood Sadat-Noori
Research Associate & Lecturer
UNSW Water Research Laboratory
Contact details:
(+61) 2 8071 9879

An expert in undertaking large field investigations on groundwater-surface water interactions using natural environmental tracers


Mahmood is a Lecturer and researcher in Coastal Groundwater at UNSW’s Water Research Laboratory. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Water Engineering and a PhD in Groundwater Hydrology which he completed at Southern Cross University. His thesis research introduced a novel approach for reducing uncertainties related to groundwater discharge quantification into surface waters when using natural groundwater tracers through field investigation and analytical analysis. Mahmood has a strong track record of publishing 20 scientific papers in high-ranking journals and more than 12 peer-reviewed conference papers. His research has received more 500 citations worldwide (Google Scholar).  

Mahmood has a strong theoretical background into principal groundwater dynamics and movement. His primary field of interest is related to the use of natural geochemical groundwater tracers such radon (222Rn) and radium (223,224,226Ra) to investigate groundwater-surface water interactions in coastal environments. Mahmood is currently working on understanding the effects of wetland restoration on groundwater dynamics and quality. His research in this field has led to several publications in prestigious journals such as the Journal of Hydrology and Journal of Environmental Management