Professor Neil McIntyre

ARC Future Fellow & Program Leader

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

Overview

Neil holds an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship in Water Sensitive Mining, is Director of the Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry in SMI, and is Visiting Professor of Water Resources at Imperial College London. His current research interests are understanding and managing impacts of mining and gas extraction on water resources, and evaluating approaches to mine region water management that aim for multiple social, economic and environmental benefits. He leads the water theme of SMI’s International Centre of Excellence in Chile. Neil graduated with a BEng in Civil Engineering from Edinburgh University in 1990 and then worked for seven years in the Scottish water industry 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.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of London

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master 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 Responsible mining in Mongolia: enhancing positive engagement. St Lucia, QLD, Australia: Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland, 2015.

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Correa R, Keir G and McIntyre N (2016). Climate Resilient Water Supply Options for a Central Chilean Copper Mine.. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Water Management in Mining. 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.. In: Proc. of "New technologies for water management". 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. In: 8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software. International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs), Centre de Congrès Pierre Baudis Toulouse, France, (). 10-14 July 2016.

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

  • 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.. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Water Management in Mining. 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.. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Water Management in Mining.. 5th International Congress on Water Management in Mining., Santiago Chile, (). 18-20 May 2016.

  • 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. In: T. Weber, M. J. McPhee and R. S. Anderssen, MODSIM2015: 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, (1359-1365). 29 November to 4 December 2015.

  • Halwatura, Devanmini, Mcintyre, Neil, Lechner, Alex and Arnold, Sven (2015). Adequacy of simple agricultural drought indices. In: Paper Proceedings of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Animal Science 2015. International Conference on Agriculture, Aquaculture and Animal Science, Colombo, Sri Lanka, (30-36). 28-29 December 2015.

  • 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. In: Grace, Remote Sensing and Ground-Based Methods in Multi-Scale Hydrology. 25th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Melbourne Australia, (175-180). Jun 28-Jul 07, 2011.

  • Visessri, S., McIntyre, N. and Maksimovic, C. (2011). Water availability assessment in data scarce catchments: case study of the Ping River basin, Thailand. In: Conceptual and Modelling Studies of Integrated Groundwater, Surface Water, and Ecological Systems. 25th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Melbourne Australia, (259-264). Jun 28-Jul 07, 2011.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision