School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

dam

A new study says existing models for potential maximum rainfall are out of date and suggests existing dams are potentially at greater risk due to spillway i

Professor Xiaojing Hao and Professor Nasser Khalili.

UNSW academics are named Fellows for their innovative work in solar technology and geotechnical engineering.

A wooden bridge in regional New South Wales, Australia

A tiny vehicle equipped with sensors that drives back and forth across bridges to gather safety data could change the way bridges are maintained.

teenage girl holding magnifying glass explores nature and the environment

We can all channel our inner amateur researcher and make a valuable contribution to science.

man standing inside tunnel

There’s a whole lot of thought that goes into subterranean and underwater tunnel construction, say UNSW expert.

flooding of town

Australia needs more investment in hydrological modelling and new infrastructure to reduce the impact of major flood events, UNSW expert says.

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.

Water gushes into a large stone tub in a green field

When groundwater comes to the surface, sunlight and air convert organic molecules to greenhouse gases. That’s going to be a problem as we will need this water more as the world warms.

An info-graphic showing planet Earth among smaller spheres displaying strategies of mitigating carbon emissions

Incremental change is not enough if we want to limit temperature rises to 1.5°C, says the IPCC’s Working Group III, which includes UNSW sustainability expert Tommy Wiedmann.

Woman charging electric car

Subsidising electric cars and rolling out more chargers could help Australia achieve half of our new car sales to be electric by 2030.

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