Academic Papers & Conferences

WJ Groundwater staff regularly contribute to, and lead the production of academic papers, published in leading journals, many of which have been presented at conferences world-wide.

TitleAuthorsYearReferenceKeywordsGroundwater Control Aquifer RemediationLandfill EngineeringRetaining WallsDrillingMonitoringNumerical ModellingSoil Mechanics
Use of vibrating wire strain gauges to measure loads in tubular steel props supporting deep retaining wallsM Batten, R Boorman, Q Leiper, W Powrie and H-t Yu1999Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers (Geotechnial Engineering) 137, January, pp3–13. Instrumentation, Retaining wallXX
Triaxial tests on an unbonded locked sand A Cresswell and W Powrie2004Geotechnique, 54, No.2, pp107–115.SandX
Transport of cement kiln dust leachate from an unlined landfill during construction dewateringM Bevan, W Powrie and T O L Roberts200510th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, Margherita di Pula, Italy, 3 – 7 OctoberX
Time-drawdown behaviour of construction dewatering systems in fine soilsW Powrie and M Preene1994Geotechnique 44, No. 1, March, pp83–100. (BGS Prize 1994).Silty sandX
The significance of groundwater tidal fluctuationsT O L Roberts and J K White1994In: Groundwater Problems in Urban Areas (W B Wilkinson, Ed.), London, Institution of Civil Engineers, Thomas Telford, pp31–42.England, Monitoring, PiezometerX
The reactive barrier – a novel use of scrap iron to clean up chlorinated solvent contaminated groundwater.S A Jefferis, G H Norris, M Roper and A O Thomas1997Geoenvironmental Engineering, Thomas Telford, London.Northern Ireland, RemediationX
The Modelling of Saline Intrusion during the Construction of Submerged TunnelsZ Mohammed, T O L Roberts and J K White1995Water Pollution III – Modelling, Measuring and Prediction, International Conference, Porto Carras, Greece, April. Modelling, TunnelXX
The mobile phase and design insensitivity in groundwater control systemsT O L Roberts and J K White1987In: Groundwater Effects in Geotechnical Engineering (E T Hanrahan, T L L Orr and T F Widdis, Eds.), Rotterdam, Balkema, 1, pp265–268.MonitoringXX
The measurement of the geotechnical and hydrogeological properties of degrading solid wasteL J Parker, W Powrie and J K White1999Sardinia ‘99, Seventh International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Italy.Landfill wasteX
The influence of a stabilizing platform on the performance of an embedded retaining wall: a finite element studyR J Chandler and W Powrie1998Geotechnique 48, No. 3, pp403–409.Retaining wallX
The determination of the moisture retention characteristics of waste materials using vertical drainage experimentsW. Powrie and J. White and K. Zardava2009Third International Workshop, Hydro-Physico-Mechanics of Landfills, Braunschweig, Germany, 10–13 MarchModelling, Sand X
The design of stiff in-situ walls retaining overconsolidated clay Part 2: Long term behaviourM D Bolton, W Powrie and I F Symons1990Ground Engineering 23, No. 2, March, pp22–28. Clay, Retaining wallX
The design of stiff in-situ walls retaining overconsolidated clay Part 1: Short term behaviour.M D Bolton, W Powrie and I F Symons1990Ground Engineering 22, No. 8, November, pp 44–47 and Ground Engineering 22, No. 9, January, pp34–40. Clay, Retaining wallX
The design of pore pressure control systems in fine soils W Powrie, M Preene and J K White1993CIRIA Project Report No. 10, Construction Industry Research and Information Association , London.Clay, SiltX
The design of groundwater control systems using the observational methodM Preene and T O L Roberts, 19941994Geotechnique 44, No. 4, December, pp727–734. X
The description and logging of samples arising from boreholes drilled in landfilled wastesM J Board, D J Cole, S Cox, A Painter, and W Powrie2001Proc. Sardinia 2001, Eighth Int. Waste Management and Landfill Symp. S Margherita di Pula, Cagliera, Italy IV, pp447–456.Landfill wasteXX
The collapse of diaphragm walls retaining clay.M D Bolton and W Powrie1987Geotechnique 37, No. 3, September, pp335–353.Clay, Diaphragm wallX
The application of pumping tests to the design of construction dewatering systemsM Preene and T O L Roberts1994In: Groundwater Problems in Urban Areas (W B Wilkinson, Ed.), London, Institution of Civil Engineers, Thomas Telford, pp121–133.Pump testX
The adaptable wellpointJ K White1982Water Services, May.WellpointsX
Terzaghi’s theory of consolidation and the discovery of effective stressC R I Clayton, W Powrie and H Muller Steinhagen1995Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Geotechnical Engineering 113, October, pp191–205. X
Steady-state performance of construction dewatering systems in fine soilsW Powrie and M Preene1993Geotechnique 43, No. 2, June, pp191–206. (BGS Prize 1994).Wellpoints, Ejectors, Clay, SiltX
Soil stiffness paths relevant to diaphragm walls in clayH Pantelidou, W Powrie and S E Stallebrass1998 Geotechnique 48(4), pp483–494.Clay, Diaphragm wallX
Soil Mechanics: Concepts and ApplicationsW Powrie1997London, SponX
Soil characterisation and construction of deep basements in high permeability gravels in Cork, IrelandM Creed, M Long and T O L Roberts2007Prc. 14th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ECSMGE), MadridIreland, Deepwells, Gravel, BasementX
Removal of volatile fatty acids from synthetic leachate by anaerobic biofilms on drainage aggregates: a laboratory study A Paksy, L Peeling, W Powrie and J P Robinson1999Waste Mangement and Research 17, pp141–149.Landfill wasteX
Reduction of evaporation by groundwater control in arid and semi-arid regions J J White and T Yacine1988Proceedings IAH International Symposium on Hydrology of Wetlands in Semi-arid and Arid Regions, May.X
Range of application of construction dewatering systemsM Preene and T O L Roberts1994In: Groundwater Problems in Urban Areas (W B Wilkinson, Ed.), London, Institution of Civil Engineers, Thomas Telford, pp415–423.Wellpoints, Deepwells, EjectorsX
Pollution Control by DewateringW Powrie and T O L Roberts1991Symposium: Containment of Pollution and Redevelopment of Closed Landfill Sites, Leamington Spa 23rd and 24th April. Construction Marketing.X
Performance of leachate drainage systemsP P Humphreys, R Nikolova, W Powrie and D J Smallman2001Proc. Sardinia 2001, Eighth Int. Waste Management and Landfill Symp. S Margherita di Pula, Cagliera, Italy III, pp103–13.X
Performance of ejectors in construction dewatering systems W Powrie and M Preene1994Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Geotechnical Engineering 107, pp143–154, July. (BGS Prize 1994).EjectorsX
On the analysis of dewatering systemsJ K White1981Proceedings of the Xth International Conference of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, June.X
Numerical modelling of wellbore behaviour in fractured rock massesR M Harkness, N C Last, W Powrie and X Zhang1999Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 23, pp95–115.Modelling, Drilling, RockX
Numerical modelling of the flow dynamics of air and leachate through waste material under vertical drainage and forced-air flowD. Holmes, D. Nayagum, T.Rees-White, J. White and K. Zardava2009Third International Workshop, Hydro-Physico-Mechanics of Landfills, Braunschweig, Germany, 10–13 MarchModelling, Landfill wasteXX
Monitoring and modelling air flow and distribution at a forced-air aerobic waste treatment plantR Beaven, P Braithwaite, D Nayagum, B Purcel, T Rees-White and J K White2008Waste 2008, Stratford-upon-Avon, UKModelling, Landfill wasteXX
Modelling the performance of a horizontal leachate drainR P Beaven, P Lucas and J K White2005Tenth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Sardinia, ItalyModellingXX
Modelling the liquid phase in the University of Southampton landfill model LDATR P Beaven and J K White20081st Middle European Conference on Landfill Technology, Budapest, Hungary.ModellingXX
Modelling the compression behaviour of landfilled domestic wasteR Beaven, A Hudson, W Powrie and J K White2001Conference on modelling landfill processes, Delft, The Netherlands, April. Also to be published in the Waste Management Journal.Modelling, Landfill wasteX
Modelling the biochemical degradation of solid waste in landfillsJ P Robinson, Q Ren and J K White2004Waste Management, Vol 24, 3 March.Modelling, Landfill wasteXX
Modelling flow to leachate wells in landfillsA Al-Thani, R P Beaven, W Powrie and J K White2001Proc. Sardinia 2001, Eighth Int. Waste Management and Landfill Symp. S Margherita di Pula, Cagliera, Italy III, pp615–22.ModellingXX
Modelling flow to leachate wells in landfills A Althani, R Beaven and J K White2004Waste Management, Vol 24, 3 March.ModellingX
Modelling flow to leachate wells in landfills A Althani, R Beaven and J K White2001Conference on modelling landfill processes, Delft, The Netherlands, April. Also to be published in the Waste Management Journal.ModellingXXX
Measurement of temporary prop loads at Mayfair car parkD R Beadman, G Holmes, D J Richards1999Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Geotechnical Engineering.London, Monitoring, Diaphragm wallXX
Measurement of prop loads in a large braced excavation during construction of the Jubilee Line Extension station at Canada Water, East LondonM Batten, R Boorman, W Powrie and H T Yu1996In: Geotechnical Aspects of Construction in Soft Ground. R J Mair and R N Taylor, Eds., Rotterdam, Balkema, pp57–62.London, Underground stationX
Measurement and analysis of temporary prop loads at Canary Wharf underground station, East LondonM Batten and W Powrie2000Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers (Geotechnical Engineering), 143, July, pp151–163. London, Instrumentation, Underground station, Retaining wallXX
Limit equilibrium analysis of embedded retaining wallsW Powrie1996Geotechnique 46, No. 4, December, pp709–723. Retaining wallX
Leachate reduction and treatment at Tanfield LeaC McDonald and M Roper,1996Proceeding Institute of Waste Mangement, July.England, RemediationX
Landfill drainage as a fixed bed bioreactor A Pasky, L Peeling, W Powrie, J P Robinson and J K White1995Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Landfills, Sardinia 1995. T H Christensen, R Cossu and R Stegmann, Eds., 2, Cagliari, CISA Environmental Sanitary Engineering Centre, pp681–690.X
Interaction of water and saturated household waste in a large scale compression cellR P Beaven, A Hudson, and W Powrie2001Proc. Sardinia 2001, Eighth Int. Waste Management and Landfill Symp. S Margherita di Pula, Cagliera, Italy III, pp585–94. Awarded the Giovanni Bossini Prize for best technical paper.ModellingX
Hydraulic properties of household waste and their implications for fluid flow in landfillsR P Beaven and W Powrie1999Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers (Geotechnical Engineering) 137, October, pp235–247.Landfill wasteX
Horizontal wells for leachate control in landfillS Cox and W Powrie2001Ground Engineering, 34(1), January, pp18–19.Landfill wasteX
Groundwater controlJ K White1981Civil Engineering, December.X
Groundwater control for construction in the Lambeth GroupM Preene and T O L Roberts,2002Proc. Insts. Civ. Engrs. Geotechnical Engineering, 155, Issue 4, October, pp221–227.London, Lambeth Group, TunnelX
Groundwater control - design and practiceM R Dyer, M Preene, T O L Roberts and W Powrie2000Construction Industry Research and Information Association, London.Wellpoints, Deepwells, EjectorsX
Ground response during diaphragm wall installation in clay: centrifuge model testsC Kantartzi and W Powrie1996Geotechnique 46, No. 4, December, pp725–739. Clay, Retaining wallX
Ground movements due to construction dewateringW Powrie1994In: Groundwater Problems in Urban Areas (W B Wilkinson, Ed.), London , Institution of Civil Engineers. Thomas Telford, pp237–250.SettlementX
Geotechnical properties of pulverised fuel ashS M Gourvenec, N C Mundy and W Powrie1995Proceedings of the 11th European conference on soil mechanics and foundation engineering, Copenhagen. Danish Geotechnical Society, Bulletin 11(2), 2.113–2.120, 28 May–1 June.X
Geotechnical engineering for the Medway tunnel and approachesQ Leiper, T Roberts and D Russell2000 Proc. Insts. Civ. Engrs. Transp., 141, Feb, pp35–42.England, Settlement, TunnelX
Finite element analysis of construction sequences for propped retaining wallsW Powrie and D J Richards1994Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Geotechnical Engineering 107, October, pp207–216.Modelling, Retaining wall, Opencut, Top downXX
Finite element analysis of an in-situ wall propped at formation levelE S F Li and W Powrie1991Geotechnique 41, No 4, January, pp499–514.Modelling, Retaining wallXX
Field Trial of an ejector well dewatering system at Conwy, North WalesW Powrie and T O L Roberts1990Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology 23, No. 2, June, pp169–185. Wales, Ejector, Glacial soils, Road X
Estimation of permeability for the rock mass around the shiplocks of the Three Gorges projectR M Harkness, W Powrie, S Wang and X Zhang1999Int J Rock Mech & Mining Sciences 36, pp381–397.Modelling, Pumping test, RockX
Equivalent well analysis of construction dewatering systemsW Powrie and M Preene1993Geotechnique 42, No 4, pp635–639.X
Engineering characterisation of the glaciofluvial gravels of Cork CityM Long and T O L Roberts2008Paper and presention to the Geotechnical Society of Ireland and the Irish Association of Hydrogeologists, 8 January.Ireland, Deepwells, Gravel, Settlement, BasementX
Effects on diaphragm walls of groundwater pressure rising in claysM D Bolton, W Powrie and D I Stewart1987In: Groundwater Effects in Geotechnical Engineering (E T Hanrahan, T L L Orr and T F Widdis, Eds.), Rotterdam, Balkema, 2, pp759–762.Clay, Diaphragm wallX
Effects of high permeability lenses on efficiency of wellpoint dewateringH E Moghazy, W Powrie and T O L Roberts1989Geotechnique 39, No. 3, September, pp543–547.WellpointsXX
Determination of hydrogeological and geotechnical properties of refuse using a large compression cellR P Beaven, W Powrie1995Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Landfills, Sardinia 1995. T H Christensen, R Cossu and R Stegmann, Eds., 2, Cagliaria: CISA Environmental Sanitary Engineering Centre, pp745–760.Landfill wasteX
Design and operation of a large dewatering system in DubaiC P Botha, T O L Roberts and A Welch200917th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Alexandria, Egypt, 5–9 OctoberDeepwells, Modellling, Sandstone, Airport, Groundwater, Case history, Permeability, SettlementXXX
Deformation and failure modes of drystone retaining wallsD I Bush, R M Harkness, W Powrie and X Zhang2002Geotechnique, 52, No. 6, pp435–446.Modelling, Retaining wallX
Cost overrun in construction dewateringM E R Deed and T O L Roberts1994In: Risk and Reliability in Ground Engineering (B O Skipp, Ed.), London, Institution of Civil Engineers, Thomas Telford, pp254–265.Wellpoints, Ejectors, DeepwellsX
Controlling clay pore pressures for cut-and-cover tunnellingD J E Butcher, W Powrie, T O L Roberts, and H Roscoe2007Geotechnical Engineering, 160 (4), pp227–236.England, Ejectors, Clay, Settlement, Railway, TunnelXX
Control of groundwater for waterside constructionT O L Roberts and J K White1993Urban Waterside Regeneration, Ellis Horwood.DeepwellsX
Contamination of groundwater and the risk to human healthW Powrie and C L Solomon1994International Journal of Environment and Pollution 4(3/4), pp283–296.X
Construction of a deep shaft for CrossrailG Holmes, A M McNamara, P R J Morrison, and T O L Roberts2008Proc. Insts. Civ. Engrs. Geotechnical Engineering, 161, Issue GE6, December, pp299–309 London, Ejectors, Deepwells, Instrumentation, Lambeth Group, Thanet Sand, Railway, ShaftXX
Construction monitoring of cut and cover tunnels A Chodorowski, G Holmes, and H Roscoe2005Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Geotechnical Engineering, 158, Issue GE4, October, pp187–196.England, Monitoring, Railway, TunnelXX
Construction dewatering in low-permeability soils: some problems and solutionsW Powrie and M Preene1994Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Geotechnical Engineering, 107, January, pp17–26. (BGS Prize 1994 & ICE Robert Alfred Carr Premium 1995).Ejector, Clay, SiltX
Comparison of measured and calculated temporary prop loads at Canada Water stationM Batten and W Powrie2000Geotechnique 50(2), pp127–140.London, Modelling, Instrumentation, Retaining wallXX
Chemical and Microbiological effects on construction dewatering systemsS A Jefferis, W Powrie and T O L Roberts1992International Conference on the Implications of Ground Chemistry/Microbiology for Construction, Bristol.X
Characteristics of the flow and the free surface profile of a gravity well in a cross flowH Moghazy and J K White1989Ninth Annual American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days, April.X
Chapter 16 – The FutureT O L Roberts2001Groundwater lowering in construction – a practical guide, Spon Press, pp449–453X
Centrifuge model tests on embedded retaining walls supported by earth bermsM P Daly and W Powrie2002Geotechnique, 52, No. 2, pp89–106.Basement, Retaining wallX
Case studies of construction dewatering in chalkM Preene and T O L Roberts1990In: Chalk, London, Thomas Telford Limited, pp571–575.England, Chalk, Lock, Sewage Works, DockX
Case history of a dewatering and recharge system in chalkW Powrie and T O L Roberts1995Geotechnique 45, No. 4, December, pp599–609.Deepwells, Chalk, BasementX
Biofouling of site dewatering systemsS A Jefferis, W Powrie and T O L Roberts1990In: Microbiology in Civil Engineering (P Howsam, Ed.), London, Spon, pp341–352.Wellpoints, Ejectors, DeepwellsX
Behaviour of diaphragm walls in clay prior to collapseM D Bolton and W Powrie1988Geotechnique 38, No. 2, June, pp167–189. (BGS Highly Commended 1989).Clay, Diaphragm wallX
Assessment of health risks in the redevelopment of contaminated landW Powrie and C L Solomon1992Geotechnique 42, No. 1, March, pp5–12. Landfill wasteX
A study of pumping from a multiple well system for use in arid zone water resources schemesS I El-Khawalka, H M Moghazi and J K White1991Alexandria Engineering Journal 30, No. 1, January.X
A laboratory investigation of anaerobic microbial clogging in granular landfill drainage mediaA Paksy, L Peeling, W Powrie and J P Robinson1998Geotechnique 48, No. 3, pp389–401.Landfill wasteX
A framework to contain a spatially distributed model of the degradation of solid waste in landfillsQ Ren, J Robinson and J K White2001Sardinia 2001 Eighth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Italy, October. Also to be published in the Journal of Waste Management and Research.Modelling, Landfill wasteXX
A finite element study of pumping from a gravity well in an otherwise undisturbed aquiferH S Hathoot, H E Moghazy and J K White1990 Alexandra Engineering Journal 29, No. 2, April.ModellingX
A design procedure for a multi-jet pump installationT M Siwec and J K White1995Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Water Maritime and Energy 112, No. 4, December, pp304–315.ModellingX
A cost effective design of a multiple well system for use in the Wadi El-Natrun areaH M Moghazy and J K White1991Alexandria Engineering Journal 30, No. 2 April.EgyptX
Influence of large-scale inhomogeneities on a construction dewatering system in chalkA, Bevan, W. Powrie and T. O. L. Roberts2010Available: http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/content/article/10.1680/geot.9.P.010 XX

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