Dr Mahmood Sadat-Noori
Lecturer

Dr Mahmood Sadat-Noori

  • Doctor of Philosophy, 2017, Groundwater Hydrology, Southern Cross University (SCU)
  • Master of Science, 2011, Water Resources Engineering, University of Tehran
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), 2009, Water Engineering, University of Tehran
Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Mahmood Sadat-Noori is a Lecturer at the Water Research Laboratory within the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Mahmood holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Water Engineering both from the University of Tehran and a Ph.D. degree in Groundwater Hydrology from Southern Cross University, Australia. His research operates at the interface between two fields; hydrology and geochemistry. His research interest is in quantifying groundwater - surface water interactions in coastal and inland environments and understanding how groundwater discharge into surface water bodies can influence surface water quantity and quality. This has implications for water quality management as groundwater discharge can act as a pathway for transporting dissolved nutrients, carbon, metal, and greenhouse gases to surface water bodies such as streams, estuaries, lakes, and wetlands.

Mahmood employs a multi-disciplinary approach to investigate groundwater - surface water interactions by conducting large-scale field investigations, and using hydrogeological, hydrochemical, and environmental tracer data, such as radon (Rn-222), radium isotopes (Ra-223,224, 226), and water stable isotopes (O-18 and H-2). His Ph.D. research introduced a novel sampling approach for reducing uncertainties related to quantifying groundwater discharge in estuaries using radon, (a natural groundwater tracer) through field investigation and analytical analysis. His current research is focused on understanding the role of groundwater in the carbon cycle of wetlands that have undergone restoration and how over-pumping of groundwater resources (for agriculture, industry, and water supply) can affect groundwater dependant ecosystems.

Location
MV15 (BEL Lab), Water Research Laboratory, 110 King St., Manly Vale, NSW, 2093
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Rankin C; Gaston T; Sadat-Noori M; Glamore W; Morton J; Chalmers A, 2022, 'Innovative tidal control successfully promotes saltmarsh restoration', Restoration Ecology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rec.13774
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wang X; Geng X; Sadat-Noori M; Zhang Y, 2022, 'Editorial: Groundwater-Seawater Exchange and Environmental Impacts', Frontiers in Water, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/frwa.2022.928615
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wang ZL; Sadat-Noori M; Glamore W, 2022, 'Groundwater discharge drives water quality and greenhouse gas emissions in a tidal wetland', Water Science and Engineering, vol. 15, pp. 141 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wse.2022.02.005
    Journal articles | 2021
    Glamore W; Rayner D; Ruprecht J; Sadat-Noori M; Khojasteh D, 2021, 'Eco-hydrology as a driver for tidal restoration: Observations from a Ramsar wetland in eastern Australia', PLoS ONE, vol. 16, pp. e0254701, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0254701
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sadat-Noori M; Anibas C; Andersen MS; Glamore W, 2021, 'A comparison of radon, heat tracer and head gradient methods to quantify surface water - groundwater exchange in a tidal wetland (Kooragang Island, Newcastle, Australia)', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 598, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126281
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sadat-Noori M; Rankin C; Rayner D; Heimhuber V; Gaston T; Drummond C; Chalmers A; Khojasteh D; Glamore W, 2021, 'Coastal wetlands can be saved from sea level rise by recreating past tidal regimes', Scientific Reports, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-80977-3
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sadat-Noori M; Rutlidge H; Andersen MS; Glamore W, 2021, 'Quantifying groundwater carbon dioxide and methane fluxes to an urban freshwater lake using radon measurements', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 797, pp. 149184 - 149184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.149184
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sharifazari S; Sadat-Noori M; Rahimi H; Khojasteh D; Glamore W, 2021, 'Optimal reservoir operation using Nash bargaining solution and evolutionary algorithms', Water Science and Engineering, vol. 14, pp. 260 - 268, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wse.2021.10.002
    Journal articles | 2020
    Khojasteh D; Tavakoli S; Dashtimanesh A; Dolatshah A; Huang L; Glamore W; Sadat-Noori M; Iglesias G, 2020, 'Numerical analysis of shipping water impacting a step structure', Ocean Engineering, vol. 209, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2020.107517
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sadat-Noori M; Glamore W; Khojasteh D, 2020, 'Groundwater level prediction using genetic programming: the importance of precipitation data and weather station location on model accuracy', Environmental Earth Sciences, vol. 79, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12665-019-8776-0
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sadat-Noori M; Glamore W, 2019, 'Porewater exchange drives trace metal, dissolved organic carbon and total dissolved nitrogen export from a temperate mangrove wetland', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 248, pp. 109264, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109264
    Journal articles | 2019
    Webb JR; Santos IR; Maher DT; Tait DR; Cyronak T; Sadat-Noori M; Macklin P; Jeffrey LC, 2019, 'Groundwater as a source of dissolved organic matter to coastal waters: Insights from radon and CDOM observations in 12 shallow coastal systems', Limnology and Oceanography, vol. 64, pp. 182 - 196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lno.11028
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sadat-Noori M; Tait DR; Maher DT; Holloway C; Santos IR, 2018, 'Greenhouse gases and submarine groundwater discharge in a Sydney Harbour embayment (Australia)', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 207, pp. 499 - 509, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2017.05.020
    Journal articles | 2017
    Sadat-Noori M; Santos IR; Tait DR; Reading MJ; Sanders CJ, 2017, 'High porewater exchange in a mangrove-dominated estuary revealed from short-lived radium isotopes', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 553, pp. 188 - 198, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.07.058
    Journal articles | 2017
    Sanders CJ; Santos IR; Sadat-Noori M; Maher DT; Holloway C; Schnetger B; Brumsack HJ, 2017, 'Uranium export from a sandy beach subterranean estuary in Australia', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 198, pp. 204 - 212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2017.09.002
    Journal articles | 2017
    Tait DR; Maher DT; Wong W; Santos IR; Sadat-Noori M; Holloway C; Cook PLM, 2017, 'Greenhouse Gas Dynamics in a Salt-Wedge Estuary Revealed by High Resolution Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy Observations', Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 51, pp. 13771 - 13778, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.7b04627
    Journal articles | 2016
    Sadat-Noori M; Ebrahimi K, 2016, 'Groundwater vulnerability assessment in agricultural areas using a modified DRASTIC model', Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, vol. 188, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-015-4915-6
    Journal articles | 2016
    Sadat-Noori M; Maher DT; Santos IR, 2016, 'Groundwater Discharge as a Source of Dissolved Carbon and Greenhouse Gases in a Subtropical Estuary', Estuaries and Coasts, vol. 39, pp. 639 - 656, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12237-015-0042-4
    Journal articles | 2016
    Sadat-Noori M; Santos IR; Tait DR; Maher DT, 2016, 'Fresh meteoric versus recirculated saline groundwater nutrient inputs into a subtropical estuary', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 566-567, pp. 1440 - 1453, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.06.008
    Journal articles | 2016
    Sadat-Noori M; Santos IR; Tait DR; McMahon A; Kadel S; Maher DT, 2016, 'Intermittently Closed and Open Lakes and/or Lagoons (ICOLLs) as groundwater-dominated coastal systems: Evidence from seasonal radon observations', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 535, pp. 612 - 624, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.01.080
    Journal articles | 2015
    Perkins AK; Santos IR; Sadat-Noori M; Gatland JR; Maher DT, 2015, 'Groundwater seepage as a driver of CO2 evasion in a coastal lake (Lake Ainsworth, NSW, Australia)', Environmental Earth Sciences, vol. 74, pp. 779 - 792, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12665-015-4082-7
    Journal articles | 2015
    Sadat-Noori M; Santos IR; Sanders CJ; Sanders LM; Maher DT, 2015, 'Groundwater discharge into an estuary using spatially distributed radon time series and radium isotopes', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 528, pp. 703 - 719, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.06.056
    Journal articles | 2015
    Sanders CJ; Santos IR; Maher DT; Sadat-Noori M; Schnetger B; Brumsack HJ, 2015, 'Dissolved iron exports from an estuary surrounded by coastal wetlands: Can small estuaries be a significant source of Fe to the ocean?', Marine Chemistry, vol. 176, pp. 75 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marchem.2015.07.009
    Journal articles | 2014
    Sadat-Noori SM; Ebrahimi K; Liaghat AM, 2014, 'Groundwater quality assessment using the Water Quality Index and GIS in Saveh-Nobaran aquifer, Iran', Environmental Earth Sciences, vol. 71, pp. 3827 - 3843, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12665-013-2770-8
    Journal articles | 2013
    Sadat Noori SM; Ebrahimi K; Liaghat AM; Hoorfar AH, 2013, 'Comparison of different geostatistical methods to estimate groundwater level at different climatic periods', Water and Environment Journal, vol. 27, pp. 10 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-6593.2012.00321.x
    Journal articles | 2012
    Sadat Noori SM; Liaghat AM; Ebrahimi K, 2012, 'Prediction of crop production using drought indices at different time scales and climatic factors to manage drought risk', Journal of the American Water Resources Association, vol. 48, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-1688.2011.00586.x
  • Conference Papers | 2021
    Sadat-Noori M; Rankin C; Rayner D; Heimhuber V; Drummond C; Khojasteh D; Gaston T; Glamore W, 2021, 'Preserving high value coastal vegetation using an eco-engineering approach – proof of concept study from south-eastern Australia.', Hull, UK, presented at ECSA 58 - EMECS 13 Estuaries and coastal seas in the Anthropocene, Hull, UK, 06 September 2021 - 09 September 2021
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Anibas C; Li L; Sadat-Noori M, 2019, 'Are heat tracers applicable to quantify groundwater-surface water interaction in a tidal wetland?', in Are heat tracers applicable to quantify groundwater-surface water interaction in a tidal wetland?, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, presented at Australasian Groundwater Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 24 November 2019 - 27 November 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Anibas C; Sadat-Noori M, 2019, 'Are heat tracers applicable to quantify groundwater-surface water interaction in a tidal wetland?', in Australian Groundwater Conference, Brisbane, Australia, presented at Australian Groundwater Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 25 November 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Rutlidge H; Sadat-Noori M, 2019, 'The impact of groundwater discharge on nutrients and carbon cycles in a freshwater lake', Brisbane, Australia, presented at Australian Groundwater Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 25 November 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Sadat-Noori M, 2019, 'Porewater exchange drives solute export from a temperate mangrove wetland', in Australian Groundwater Conference, Brisbane, Australia., presented at Australian Groundwater Conference, Brisbane, Australia., 24 November 2019 - 27 November 2019
    Theses / Dissertations | 2017
    Sadat-Noori M, 2017, The influence of submarine groundwater discharge on carbon, nutrient and greenhouse gases dynamics in coastal waters
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Sadat-Noori M, 2016, 'Recirculated Groundwater Nutrient Inputs to a Subtropical Estuary', in SWIM-APCAMM, Cairns, Australia, presented at Salt Water Intrusion Meeting (SWIM), Cairns, Australia, 04 August 2016 - 08 August 2016
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Sadat-Noori M, 2015, 'ICOLLs as groundwater-dominated coastal systems: Evidence from seasonal radon observations.', in AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA, presented at AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 14 December 2015 - 18 December 2018
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Sadat-Noori M; Santos I; Maher D, 2015, 'Groundwater Discharge into an Estuary Using Spatially Distributed Radon Time Series and Radium Isotopes', in ASLO Aquatic Scientific Meeting, Granada, Spain, presented at ASLO Aquatic Scientific Meeting, Granada, Spain, 22 February 2015 - 27 February 2015
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Sadat-Noori M; Ebrahimi K, 2013, 'Improvement of GIS Based DRASTIC Method to Assess Groundwater Vulnerability', in 35th IAHR World Congress, Chengdu, China, presented at 35th IAHR World Congress, Chengdu, China, 08 September 2013 - 13 September 2013
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Sadat-Noori M; Santos I; Maher D, 2013, 'Groundwater Discharge Drives Surface Water pCO2 in a Small Subtropical Estuary', in AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA., presented at AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA., 12 December 2013 - 17 December 2013
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Sadat-Noori M; Ebragimi K, 2012, 'Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment in Saveh-Nobaran Aquifer, Iran Using GIS Based DRASTIC Model', in First International Conference on Dams and Hydropower, Tehran, Iran, presented at First International Conference on Dams and Hydropower, Tehran, Iran, 08 February 2012 - 10 February 2012
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Sadat-Noori M; Ebrahimi K, 2012, 'Groundwater Quality Assessment Using the Water Quality Index and GIS in Saveh-Nobaran Aquiefr, Iran', in First National Conference on Water Flow and Pollution, Tehran, Iran, presented at First National Conference on Water Flow and Pollution, Tehran, Iran, 23 April 2012 - 24 April 2012
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Sadat-Noori M; Ebrahimi K, 2011, 'Groundwater Oscillation Assessment of Iran’s Aquifers – Case study of Qazvin, Miandoab and Tabriz aquifers', in Proceedings of the 1st Iranian national conference on water resources management of coastal lands, Sari, Iran, presented at National conference on water resources management of coastal lands, Sari, Iran, 17 December 2011 - 20 December 2011
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Sadat-Noori M; Ebrahimi K, 2011, 'Introduction and Comparison of Different Water Quality Classification Methods', in National Conference on Applied Researches in Water Resources (INCRW)., Kermanshah, Iran, presented at National Conference on Applied Researches in Water Resources (INCRW)., Kermanshah, Iran, 11 April 2011 - 13 April 2011

Associate Editor

  • Journal of Hydrology

 

Scientific Reviewer

  • Journal of Hydrology
  • Journal of Geophysical letters
  • Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans
  • Water Research
  • Water Resources Research
  •  Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
  • Hydrology and Earth System Sciences
  • Science of The Total Environment
  • Estuaries and Coasts
  • Journal of Environmental Pollution
  • Hydrology Research
  • Hydro-environment Research
  • Journal of Marine Systems
  • Environmental Earth Sciences
  • Limnology and Oceanography
  • Frontiers in Marine Science

 

 

 

Committee Member 

  • Committee member - Research Management Committee, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
  • Committee chair - Early Career Academic Network (ECAN), Faculty of Engineering
  • Committee member - Faculty's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

CVEN9625 - Fundamentals of Water Engineering

CVEN4503 - Groundwater Resources Investigation 

CVEN9630 - Groundwater Hydrology

Project Title | Role | Founding Source | Grant $ | 

  • Is groundwater discharge an overlooked source of methane in restored coastal wetlands? | Lead Cheif Investigator | The Hermon Slade Foundation | $75,000
  • Investigating groundwater quality link with costal erossion after extreme rainfall event | Co-CI | NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services | $30,000
  • Restoring a coastal wetland through hydrological management | Co-CI | Port of Newcastle | $15,000
  • Independent Review of the Impacts of the Bottled Water Industry on Groundwater Resources in the Northern Rivers Region of NSW | Co-CI | Office of the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer | $85,000
  • A Radium Isotope Analyser for investigating groundwater-surface water interactions in coastal environments | Lead CI | UNSW | $40,000
  • A Portable Greenhouse Gas Analyser for in-situ measurement of the carbon dioxide and methane concentration | Lead CI | UNSW | $40,000

  • Awardedd the ‘Top 100 Downloaded Paper in 2021’, Scientific Reports, 2022
  • Equality and Diversity Excellence Award, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW, 2021
  • Industry Engagement and Innovation Excellence Award, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW, 2021
  • Working with Nature Award, World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (the first in Australia), 2020
  • Community Sponsorship Award, Port of Newcastle, 2020