Water Research Laboratory

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Healthy coral proven to reduce the impact of tsunami waves in Great Barrier Reef region.

Wetland and saltmarsh river estuary

Eco-engineering development from UNSW Sydney could revive saltmarsh and mangrove wetland areas valued at around $US230b globally.

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New fish kills are underway. But while the kill mount builds, here are some actions to help reduce such occurances in the future.

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New South Wales boasts many wonderful ocean pools, thanks to a combination of climate, geology, culture and prosperity. Despite concerns about costs, economic and health benefits far outweigh these.

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Engineers at UNSW Sydney's Water Research Laboratory have been working with artists to create an exhibition showcasing the environment, water research and Aboriginal heritage.

Coastal estuary

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.

CoastSnap station at Manly Beach. Credit Larry Paice

An innovative community beach monitoring program, CoastSnap, is turning average citizens into coastal scientists to help predict coastline changes.

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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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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.​

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Emergency services warn that you should never drive your car through floodwaters. Here's why.

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