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Ian Brunner

Principal Hydrogeologist


Principal Hydrogeologist and Director of Water at PSM, Ian Brunner has over 30 years’ experience in the coordination and management of groundwater, surface water and water resources modelling disciplines.

Ian has been involved in feasibility studies, groundwater supply development, monitoring and management programs as well as quantitative and ecological risk assessments and closure aspects. He has been responsible for environmental change and impact assessments, surface water management, catchment water balance and groundwater resources management, and contaminated site investigations.


Ian has worked on a multitude of projects in Australia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and South America. He has a particular interest in a broad spectrum of projects from short-life to large-scale operations in complex risk settings taking a low-risk approach to manage potential issues.


Ian is currently a member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH).


Ian’s fields of competence include:

  • Groundwater exploration and site investigations
  • Dewatering and depressurisation feasibility
  • Design and implementation
  • Environmental hydrogeology
  • Hydrogeology conceptualisation and groundwater flow modelling guidance
  • Water resource monitoring
  • Management and closure hydrogeology.