David Macdonald

Dr David Macdonald

Senior hydrogeologist
BGS Wallingford

David Macdonald’s Biography

  •  2010 – ongoing : Head of Station, BGS Wallingford
  •  1989 – ongoing : Hydrogeologist, British Geological Survey
  •  2012 – 2019 : PhD University of Reading, Groundwater flows in an urbanised floodplain and implications for environmental management
  •  1989 : MSc University of Newcastle, Water Resource Systems Engineering
  •  1984 – 1988 : BSc University of Edinburgh, Geophysics


Research interests

  • Groundwater flooding
  • Groundwater policy and management
  • Groundwater resource assessment
  • Raising awareness of groundwater issues

Current projects and collaborations

Key publications

Published outputs


  • Groundwater resource assessment and management in the UK and internationally
  • Wide experience of project management in the UK and overseas
  • Information Technology, including: GIS, R, databasing, HTML
  • Communicating information on groundwater to non-specialists

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