Professor John Lloyd BSc, D.I.C, PhD, DSc, F.I.C.E, FREng

Professor John Lloyd

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Emeritus Professor

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Professor Lloyd was appointed to the University of Birmingham in 1973 to set-up the Hydrogeology MSc Course and Research Group in Earth Sciences. The focus of the hydrogeology throughout has been to adopt a holistic approach to the subject. As Professor Lloyd’s pre-University career was chiefly in desert environments his personal research was carried out predominantly in regional arid basins with a view to understanding long-term impacts on the abstraction of non-renewable groundwaters and the maintenance of regional flows through storage depletion.


FREng – Elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering 2000
D.Sc. – Hydrogeology, University of Birmingham 1985
F.I.C.E. – Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers 1984
Ph.D. – Hydrogeology, University of Bristol 1970
D.I.C. – Diploma in Engineering Geology, Imperial College, London 1962
F. Geol. – Fellow of the Geological Society of London 1959
B.Sc. – Geology, University of Bristol 1957


Recent publications


Lloyd, J 2010, 'Water to People, or People to Water?', Ground Water, vol. 48, no. 6, pp. 929-931.

Al-Shaibani, A, Lloyd, J, Abokhodair, AA & Al-Ahmari, A 2007, 'Hydrogeological and quantitative groundwater assessment of the basaltic aquifer, Northern Harrat Rahat, Saudi Arabia', Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research, vol. 25, no. 1-2, pp. 39-49.

Fara, M & Lloyd, J 2002, 'An example of the dilemma of water resources in an arid zone developing country', Yemei Journal of Science, vol. 3, pp. 33-45.

Lloyd, J 2001, 'Groundwater vulnerability and the reuse of water, with reference to Saudi Arabia', Water Resources Development, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 179-184.

Rasheeduddin, M, Abderrahman, WA & Lloyd, J 2001, 'Management of groundwater resources in Eastern Saudi Arabia', Water Resources Development, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 185-210.

Lloyd, J, Greswell, R, Williams, GM, Ward, RS, Mackay, R & Riley, M 1996, 'An integrated study of controls on solute transport in the Lincolnshire Limestone', Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 321-339.


Kleinert, UO, Stagg, KA, Tellam, J, Lloyd, J, Thornton, SF & Oswald, SE 2002, 'A scoping study of the use of coloids in evaluating low concentration inorganic pollutants in pumped groundwaters', Paper presented at Groundwater quality: natural and enhanced restoration of groundwater pollution, Wallingford, 1/01/02 pp. 33-39.

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