coastal erosion

Waves crashing

A new study from the UNSW Water Research Lab has shown that extreme weather events could help buffer beaches from the impact of sea-level rise – by bringing in new sand from deeper waters or from nearby beaches.

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.

Beach after storm

UNSW engineers are leveraging the popularity of Insta-famous sites to study severe weather events and improve coastal planning practices.

Bondi beach

A new study has reported the world will lose almost half of its valuable sandy beaches by 2100 as sea levels rise. But cutting our emissions could keep some intact.

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The world’s most extensive study of the impacts of coastal storm fronts in a changing climate has found that rising seas are no longer the only threat.

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Storms that battered Australia's east coast are a harbinger of things to come and a stark reminder of the need for a national effort to monitor the growing threat from climate change, UNSW coastal researchers warn.

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Researchers at the UNSW Water Research Laboratory have been tracking the variability, changes and trends in coastal erosion at Narrabeen-Collaroy since 1976. In April 2015, a severe east coast low battered the coastline of Sydney, with maximum waves reaching a record-breaking 14.9m.

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One of the world’s longest-running beach erosion research programs is calling for the creation of a National Coastline Observatory, saying Australian governments are 'working blind' on the impacts of climate change on our coast.