Environmental Engineering Research Centre
School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering

Janka Nitsche

The Physical Hydrogeology of Poorly Productive Aquifer Bedrock


Room G.312B Groundwater Research Group David Keir

Stranmillis Belfast BT9 5AG

Tel: +44 (0)28 90975606

Email: jnitsche01@qub.ac.uk


Academic History

Currently             PhD in Hydrogeology of Poorly Productive Aquifer Bedrock (QUB)

2008 – 2009         MSc Environmental Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast

2004 – 2008         BA in Science majoring in Geology, Trinity College Dublin



MSc thesis on hydrogeology of fractured metamorphic bedrock aquifer in Co. Donegal which included borehole geophysical logging and interpretation, fracture characterisation and pumping test analysis.

Undergraduate dissertation on sedimentary structures and geochemical (Nitrogen and Carbon isotope) analysis of coal samples of Namurian bedrock in Co. Leitrim.


Research Interests

Groundwater flow of complex fracture networksModeling of groundwater flow using tracersGeophysics


Past Conferences

  • European Geosciences Union 2010 - May, Vienna: “Verification of a Conceptual Model of Groundwater Flow in a Poorly Productive Metasedimentary Bedrock Aquifer”


  • Low Yield Aquifers Conference 2010 – September, Edinburgh: “Griffith Geoscience award: Multi-disciplinary characterisation of groundwater flow regimes in low productivity hard rock aquifers"


  • National Groundwater Association Focus Conference on Fractured Rock and Eastern Groundwater Regional Issues 2011 – September, Vermont (USA): "Investigating Hydraulically Active Fractures in A Shallow Meta-Sedimentary Bedrock Aquifer Using Single Well Tracer Testing, Mount Stewart, Northern Ireland"