Paul A White


Full Name: Paul A White

Position: Senior Groundwater Scientist - Numerical Modelling

Contact details

Email: P.White
Phone: +64-7-376 0128


1988: BSc, Geology/Physics; 1989: BSc (1st class) Honors, Geophysics

Areas of expertise

Geophysics: Ground water flow systems analysis
Geophysics: Ground water modelling
Geophysics: Hydrogeology

Professional activities

New Zealand Geophysical Society: Member
New Zealand Hydrological Society: Committee member
New Zealand Hydrological Society: President
New Zealand Hydrological Society: Member
New Zealand Geological Society: Member
Royal Society of New Zealand: Member
Taupo Earth Science Group: Founder
Lakes and Waterways: Chairman
Lakes and Waterways: Trust: Trustee

Major publications

Glynn, P.D.; Voinov, A.A.; Shapiro, C.D.; White, P.A. 2017 From data to decisions : processing information, biases, and beliefs for improved management of natural resources and environments. Earth, 5(4): 356-378; doi: 10.1002/2016EF000487

White, P.A.; Close, M. 2016 Groundwater systems. p. 325-343 IN: Jellyman, P.G.; Davie, T.J.A.; Pearson, C.P.; Harding, J.S. Advances in New Zealand freshwater science. [Christchurch, N.Z.]: New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society

White, P.A.; Tschritter, C.; Davidson, P. 2016 Groundwater-surface water interaction in a coastal aquifer system, Wairau Plain, Marlborough, New Zealand. Journal of Hydrology, New Zealand, 55(1): 25-43

Raiber, M.; White, P.A.; Daughney, C.J.; Tschritter, C.; Davidson, P.; Bainbridge, S.E. 2012 Three-dimensional geological modelling and multivariate statistical analysis of water chemistry data to analyse and visualise aquifer structure and groundwater composition in the Wairau Plain, Marlborough District, New Zealand. Journal of Hydrology, 436-437: 13-34; doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.01.045

White, P.A. 2012 New Zealand Maori Council claim to the Waitangi Tribunal and water management in New Zealand. New Zealand science review, 69(4): 82-85

White, P.A.; Kovacova, E.; Zemansky, G.M.; Jebbour, N.; Moreau-Fournier, M. 2012 Groundwater-surface water interaction in the Waimakariri River, New Zealand, and groundwater outflow from the river bed. Journal of Hydrology, New Zealand, 51(1): 1-24

White, P.A. 2011 Economic drivers of land use and groundwater use by irrigators, Waimea Plains, Nelson, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 45(3): 513-524; doi: 10.1080/00288330.2011.593181

Hong, Y.S.; White, P.A. 2009 Hydrological modeling using a dynamic neuro-fuzzy system with on-line and local learning algorithm. Advances in Water Resources, 32(1): 110-119; doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2008.10.006

White, P.A. 2009 Avon River springs catchment, Christchurch City, New Zealand. Australian journal of earth sciences, 56(1): 61-70; doi: 10.1080/08120090802542075

White, P.A.; Hunt, T.M. 2005 Simple modelling of the effects of exploitation on hot springs, Geyser Valley, Wairakei, New Zealand. Geothermics, 34(2): 187-207

White, P.A.; Hong, Y.S.; Murray, D.L.; Scott, D.M.; Thorpe, H.R. 2003 Evaluation of regional models of rainfall recharge to groundwater by comparison with lysimeter measurements, Canterbury, New Zealand. Journal of Hydrology, New Zealand, 42(1): 39-64

White, P.A.; Hong, Y.S.; Reeves, R.R. 2003 Long-term sustainability of groundwater resources : an approach using integrated hydrogeological and economic models. Episodes, 26(2): 119-123

Rosen, M.R.; White, P.A. (eds.) 2001 Groundwaters of New Zealand. Wellington: New Zealand Hydrological Society. 498 p.

Weeber, J.H.; Brown, L.J.; White, P.A.; Russell, W.J.; Thorpe, H.R. 2001 A history of groundwater development in New Zealand. p. 5-44 IN: Rosen, M.R.; White, P.A. (eds.) Groundwaters of New Zealand. Wellington: New Zealand Hydrological Society

White, P.A. 2001 Groundwater resources in New Zealand. p. 45-75 IN: Rosen, M.R.; White, P.A. (eds.) Groundwaters of New Zealand. Wellington: New Zealand Hydrological Society

White, P.A.; Clausen, B.; Hunt, B.; Cameron, S.G.; Weir, J.J. 2001 Groundwater-surface water interaction. p. 133-160 IN: Rosen, M.R.; White, P.A. (eds.) Groundwaters of New Zealand. Wellington: New Zealand Hydrological Society

White, P.A.; Sharp, B.M.H.; Kerr, G.N. 2001 Economic valuation of the Waimea Plains groundwater system. Journal of Hydrology, New Zealand, 40(1): 59-76

White, P.A.; Reeves, R.R. 1999 Waimea Plains aquifer structure as determined by three-dimensional computer modelling. Journal of Hydrology, New Zealand, 38(1): 49-75

White, P.A. 1997 Hydrological extremes and the groundwater system. p. 143-157 IN: Mosley, M.P. (ed.); Pearson, C.P. (ed.) Floods and droughts : the New Zealand experience. Wellington, NZ: New Zealand Hydrological Society

White, P.A. 1994 Electrode arrays for measuring groundwater flow direction and velocity. Geophysics, 59(2): 192-201

White, P.A. 1988 Measurement of ground-water parameters using salt-water injection and surface resistivity. Ground water, 26(2): 179-186

White, P.A. 1985 Handbook on hydrogeological applications of earth resistivity measurements. Wellington, NZ: Ministry of Works and Development. Water and Soil miscellaneous publication 90. 41 p.

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