A multi-disciplinary team led by UNSW Sydney researchers is releasing the first large-scale summary of how our estuaries – and the 80 per cent of NSW residents living on them – will be impacted by climate change.
UNSW engineers have demonstrated just how easily cars can be washed away by even the smallest currents – reinforcing warnings that crossing floodwaters is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening thing to do.
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.
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.