Dr Lei Wang

Hydrological and hydrogeological modeller
BGS Keyworth

王磊 环境水文地质博士 地学信息管理博士.
Hydrological and Hydrogeological Modeller & Hydrogeologist.
水文模型及水文地质 研究员 项目主持人

Lei Wang’s Biography

  • 2008 – ongoing : Hydrological and Hydrogeological Modeller & Hydrogeologist, British Geological Survey, NERC (英国地质调查局,自然环境研究委员会)
  •  2008 : PhD Cardiff University,  Environmental Hydrogeology
  •  2002 –2004 : Development Manager of Engineering Products, Shenzhen Careland Information Systems Co., Ltd.
  •  2002 : PhD Jilin University China, Geo-Environment Information Management
  •  2000 –2002 : Research assistant (part time), Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  •  1999 : MSc Jilin University China, GIS theory and GIS Applications
  •  1996 : BSc Changchun University of Geology China,  Applied Geophysics

Research interests

  • Real-time geo-information processing
  • GIS modelling and GIS development
  • The impact of climate change and land use on water resources
  • Integrated environmental process modelling
  • Agricultural diffuse water pollution processes
  • Groundwater & surface water conceptual and mathematical modelling

Current projects and collaborations

  • GROMIT (Ground coupled heat pumps mitigation potential) – UK national recharge and groundwater flow modelling
  • Developing groundwater flow code using Finite Volume Method.
  • DESC (Dynamic environmental sensitivity to climate change)
  • The climate change impacts on groundwater and river flow in the UK.
  • National nitrate time bomb in the UK
  • Developing GISGroundwater, project leader, BGS project.
  • Online real time groundwater modelling system (OneRTM). Project leader, BGS project.
  • Developing a field tool kit for ecological targeting of agricultural diffuse pollution mitigation measures. Co-Investigator, DEFRA project.
  • Analysis and simulation of the Long-Term / Large-Scale interactions of C, N and P in UK land, freshwater and atmosphere. Co-Investigator, NERC project.
  • Analysis and online real-time integrated modelling of nitrate processes in the whole freshwater cycle. Principal Investigator, NERC project.

NERC Open Research Archive — Dr Lei Wang
All publications — Dr Lei Wang

Key papers

  • WANG, L., STUART, M.E., BLOOMFIELD, J.P., BUTCHER, A.S., GOODDY D.C., MCKENZIE, A.A., LEWIS, M.A.,WILLIAMS, A.T., 2012. Prediction of the arrival of peak nitrate concentrations at the water table at the regional scale in Great Britain. Hydrological Processes, 26, 226-239.10.1002/hyp.8164.
  • YANG, Y.S., WANG, L., 2010 A review of modelling tools for implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive in handling diffuse water pollution. Water resources management, 24 (9). 1819-1843. 10.1007/s11269-009-9526-y.
  • YANG, Y.S., WANG, L., 2010 Catchment-scale vulnerability assessment of groundwater pollution from diffuse sources using the DRASTIC method: a case study. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 55 (7). 1206-1216. 10.1080/02626667.2010.508872.
    WANG, L., YANG, Y.S., 2008. An approach to catchment-scale groundwater nitrate risk assessment from diffuse agricultural sources: a case study in the Upper Bann, Northern Ireland, Hydrological Processes, 22 (21), 4274-4286.
  • YANG, Y.S., WANG, L., 2007. GIS-based dynamic risk assessment for groundwater nitrate pollution from agricultural diffuse sources, Journal of Jilin University, 37(2), 311-318.
  • WANG, L., ZHOU, Y.X., 2003. West Jilin province environment GIS diverse data layer dividing and coding System, Journal of Jilin University, Earth Science Edition, 33, P15-23.


  • Fluent in Mandarin Chinese
  • GIS modelling function development
  • Geo-information processing using GISs
  • Visual C++, C#, and R programming
  • Agricultural diffuse water pollution processes
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Hydrological & hydrogeological modelling


  • R-Groundwater – a lumped groundwater flow code developed using R
  • N-FM (Nitrate Front Model) – a code to simulate the nitrate transport in the unsaturated and saturated zones
  • NTB (Nitrate Time Bomb) – a code to simulate the nitrate transport in the unsaturated zone
  • SLiM – a GIS based soil and land-use based rainfall-runoff and recharge code
  • OneRTM – an online real-time modelling system
  • GISGroundwater – a GIS seamless groundwater flow code

MCP 2001 (Microsoft Certificated Professional Visual C++)
MCSE 2001 (Microsoft Certificated Systems Engineer Microsoft SQL)
MCDBA 2001 (Microsoft Certificated Database Administrator)
MCSD 2001 (Microsoft Certificated Solution Developer


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