Professor Neil McIntyre

UQ Amplify Researcher

Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry
Sustainable Minerals Institute
n.mcintyre@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 64038

Overview

Neil is a UQ Amplify Fellow in Water Resources. He splits his time between the Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry and the School of Civil Engineering. His current research interests include water resource systems modelling, understanding impacts of mining on water resources, remote sensing applications in hydrology and stochastic hydrology. Neil graduated with a BEng in Civil Engineering from Edinburgh University in 1990 and then worked for seven years in the Scottish pubic sector on wastewater treatment and disposal scheme design and construction. He obtained an MSc in Environmental Engineering in 1998 then a PhD in water quality modeling at Imperial College. Neil worked at Imperial as a Lecturer and Reader in Surface Water Hydrology between 2001 and 2013. This included teaching water quality, hydrometry, hydraulics, and water resources engineering; and a 5-year spell as Director of the Hydrology MSc program. His research there focused on surface water quality, uncertainty in modelling, land use management impacts, and hydrological up-scaling and regionalisation. While most of Neil’s research has been UK and Australia-based, international activity has included projects in Thailand, Uganda, Botswana, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Mongolia and China. Consultancy roles have included acting as scientific adviser to the Argentine Government at the International Court of Justice and a range of water resources planning and water quality management projects. He has been a member of the British Hydrological Society national committee, the ICE’s Water Expert Panel, and the NERC Peer Review College. He was won several awards, including the Institution of Civil Engineer’s Baker Medal and RA Carr Award for water resources research. He held an ARC Future Fellowship from 2014-2019.

Research Interests

  • Water resources systems modelling
  • Impacts of mining on hydrology and water quality
  • Remote sensing applications in hydrology
  • Stochastic rainfall modelling

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of London

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

  • Cane, Isabel, Schleger, Ashlee, Ali, Saleem, Kemp, Deanna, McIntyre, Neill, Lechner, Alex, McKenna, Phillip, Dalaibuyan, Byambajav, Bulovic, Nena and Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala (2015). Responsible mining in Mongolia: enhancing positive engagement. St Lucia, QLD, Australia: Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland.

Book Chapter

  • Aitken, Douglas, Godoy-Faundez, Alex, Jaime Restrepo-Baena, Oscar, Rivera, Diego and McIntyre, Neil (2018). Socio-environmental Issues Related to Mineral Exploitation in the Andes. Andean Hydrology. (pp. 21-54) edited by Rivera, D. A., GodoyFaundez, A. and LilloSaavedra, M.. Boca Raton, FL United States: CRC.

  • McIntyre, Neil, Woldemeskel, Fitsum, Visessri, Supattra and Sharma, Ashish (2017). Quantifying surface water supplies under changing climate and land use. Sustainable water resources management. (pp. 337-373) edited by Chandra S. P. Ojha, Rao Y. Surampalli, András Bárdossy, Tian C. Zhang and Chih-Ming Kao. Reston, VA, United States: American Society of Civil Engineers. doi: 10.1061/9780784414767.ch13

  • Kigobe, M., Wheater, H. and McIntyre, N. (2014). Statistical downscaling of precipitation in the Upper Nile: use of generalized linear models (GLMs) for the Kyoga Basin. Nile River Basin: ecohydrological challenges, climate change and hydropolitics. (pp. 421-449) Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-02720-3_22

  • Parajka, J., Andréassian, V., Archfield, S. A., Bárdossy, A., Blöschl, G., Chiew, F., Duan, Q., Gelfan, A., Hlavčová, K., Merz, R., McIntyre, N., Oudin, L., Perrin, C., Rogger, M., Salinas, J. L., Savenije, H. G., Skøien, J. O., Wagener, T., Zehe, E. and Zhang, Y. (2013). Prediction of runoff hydrographs in ungauged basins. Runoff prediction in ungauged basins. (pp. 227-269) edited by Gunter Bloschl, Murugesu Sivapalan, Thorsten Wagener, Alberto Viglione and Hubert Savenije. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/cbo9781139235761.013

  • Wagener, Thorsten and McIntyre, Neil (2012). Hydrological catchment classification using a data-based mechanistic strategy. System identification, environmental modelling, and control system design. (pp. 483-500) edited by Liuping Wang and Hugues Garnier. London, United Kingdom: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-0-85729-974-1_23

  • Wheater, H. S., Ballard, C., Bulygina, N., McIntyre, N. and Jackson, B. M. (2012). Modelling environmental change: quantification of impacts of land use and land management change on UK flood risk. System identification, environmental modelling, and control system design. (pp. 449-481) edited by Liuping Wang and Hugues Garnier. London, United Kingdom: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-0-85729-974-1_22

  • Wheater, H. S., McIntyre, N. and Wagener, T. (2008). Calibration, uncertainty, and regional analysis of conceptual rainfall-runoff models. Hydrological modelling in arid and semi-arid areas. (pp. 99-111) edited by Howard Wheater, Soroosh Sorooshian and K D Sharma. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Correa R, Keir G and McIntyre N (2016). Climate Resilient Water Supply Options for a Central Chilean Copper Mine.. 5th International Congress on Water Management in Mining, Santiago Chile, 18-20 May 2016.

  • N. McIntyre, E. Figueroa San Martin, G. Keir, J. Ossa Moreno and J. Smart (2016). Economic value of water in regions with competing mining and agricultural demands.. International Congress of CHRIAM-INOVAGRI, Concepcion, Chile, 24-26 October, 2016.

  • Halwaturaa, D, Alex M. , Lechner, AM, McIntyre N and Arnold S (2016). Uncertainties in estimating design droughts. International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs), Centre de Congrès Pierre Baudis Toulouse, France, 10-14 July 2016. Toulouse, France: Sabine Sauvage.

  • Halwatura, Devanmini, Lechner, Alex M., McIntyre, Neil and Arnold, Sven (2016). Uncertainties in estimating design droughts. International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs) 8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, Toulouse, France, 10-14 July 2016. International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs).

  • Wiertz, J and McIntyre, N (2016). Water in Mining. 5th International Congress on Water Management in Mining, Santiago Chile, 18-20 May 2016. Chile: Gecamin.

  • McIntyre, N., McKenna, P., Bulovic, N., Lechner, A. and Cane, I. (2016). Water management challenges of rapidly developing mining economies: a case study of Mongolia. International Congress on Water Management in Mining, Santiago Chile, 18-20 May 2016.

  • Ringwood, K, Douglas, B., Cote, C, Harold, M, McIntyre, N and Butcher, M (2016). Water stewardship – a practical handbook for operations.. 5th International Congress on Water Management in Mining., Santiago Chile, 18-20 May 2016. Chile: Gecamin.

  • Lechner, Alex Mark, McIntyre, Neil, Bulovic, Nena, Kujala, Heini, Whitehead, Amy, Webster, Anthony, Wintle, Brendan, Rifkin, Will and Scott, Margaretha (2015). A GIS tool for land and water use planning in mining regions. International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, 29 November to 4 December 2015. Gold Coast, QLD, Australia: MSSANZ.

  • Halwatura, Devanmini, Mcintyre, Neil, Lechner, Alex and Arnold, Sven (2015). Adequacy of simple agricultural drought indices. International Conference on Agriculture, Aquaculture and Animal Science, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 28-29 December 2015. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Center for Research & Development.

  • Visessri, S., McIntyre, N. and Maksimovic, C. (2011). The impact of temporal and spatial resolution on developing risk maps: case study of the Tubma basin, Thailand. 25th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Melbourne Australia, Jun 28-Jul 07, 2011. Oxon United Kingdom: IAHS Press.

  • Visessri, S., McIntyre, N. and Maksimovic, C. (2011). Water availability assessment in data scarce catchments: case study of the Ping River basin, Thailand. 25th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Melbourne Australia, Jun 28-Jul 07, 2011. Oxon United Kingdom: I A H S Press.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision