Gareth John Farr

Mr Gareth John Farr

Hydrogeologist

Location: BGS Cardiff

Tel: 029 2167 4280

E-mail Gareth John Farr

Biography

  • 2013: Hydrogeologist BGS, Cardiff
  • 2004-2013 Technical Officer Groundwater & Contaminated Land. Environment Agency Wales.
  • 2001: BSc (Hons) Universtity of Birmingham Geology.

Boards and committees

  • Water Framework Driective UK Technical Advisory Group (WFD -UKTAG) for groundwater dependent wetlands

Commissioned reports

  • Farr, G, Graham, J, and Stratford, C. 2014. Survey characterisation and condition assessment of Palustriella dominated springs H7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) in Wales. For Natural Resrouces Wales. CEH REF: WL/NEC03832/13_14/T6
  • Farr, G, and Hall, J. 2014. Atmospheric deposition at groundwater dependent wetlands: implications for effective catchment management and Water Framework Directive groundwater classification in England and Wales. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 62pp. (OR/14/047) (Unpublished)
  • 2019 –2019 : Atmospheric deposition at groundwater dependent wetlands phase 2 : nutrient source apportionment case studies from England and Wales
  • 2017 –2018 : Survey, characterisation and condition assessment of Palustriella dominated springs 'H7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion)' in Gloucestershire, England http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/518747/

Current projects and collaboration

  • Private Water Supplies: information to support public health priorities (NERC Innovate Project).
  • Source Apportionment of nitrogen at Wetlands (Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, Natural England, CEH.

Key papers

  • Farr, G J, Patton, A M, Boon, D P, James, D R, Williams, B, and Schofield, D I. 2017. Mapping shallow urban groundwater temperatures, a case study from Cardiff, UK. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 50 (2). 187-198.
  • Farr, G, Sadasivam, S, Manju, Watson, I A, Thomas, H R, and Tucker, D. 2016. Low enthalpy heat recovery potential from coal mine discharges in the South Wales Coalfield. International Journal of Coal Geology. 10.1016/j.coal.2016.05.008
  • Farr, G, and Bottrell, S H. 2013. The hydrogeology and hydrochemistry of the thermal waters at Taffs Well, South Wales. Cave and Karst Science, Vol 40, No 1.

Professional association

  • 2013 : Chartered Geologist
  • 2004 : Fellow of the Geological Society, London

Published outputs