Civil and Environmental Engineering

the aftermath of a severe storm damaging beachfront property

Deep sand movements stirred up by intense storms may offset some of the impacts of coastal erosion caused by sea level rise.

Young woman graduate on the Library Lawn

Mineral & Mining Engineering is the University’s highest ranking subject, moving up two places to third in the world.

Trees are reflected by the calm waters of the Daly River in the Northern Territory

Tree rings are ‘nature’s weather stations’ and reveal far more of the Daly River’s history than scientific records can.

A train line is reflected in the water of the Daly River, Northern Territory

Tree ring analysis suggests strong flows in NT’s Daly River can’t go on forever and water allocation could lead to environmental and cultural damage.

A person on a bike in a city with green spaces

Urban gardens, parks and green walls are crucial ways to tackle flash floods and city heat. But new global research finds its effectiveness varies from city to city.

Urban development

Building underground can solve problems for city planners, but UNSW expert Dr Asal Bidarmaghz warns that planning is needed to ensure subterranean solutions are sustainable.

discarded white goods on Maitland Road Mayfield

Countries all over the world who want to report their global material footprint will benefit from a new research platform.

Autonomous vehicles driving on highway

Exclusive lanes for autonomous vehicles is driving future road modelling.

woman driving car

Drivers, vehicle design and traffic signs: the three biggest causes of distractions on the road, says UNSW expert.

Traffic light

Why the car shouldn’t always be king when it comes to traffic light sequences.

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