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Over the past 2 years Senior Coastal Engineer Chris Drummond has been busy working on BeachStat , a system to automatically track beach users and shoreline positions using low-cost remote...
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How steep a beach is can dictate the way the beach interacts with the incoming ocean waves; and is therefore of paramount importance for coastal scientists and engineers, coastal flood...
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Originally published on by Mary O'Connell. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's legendary Water Research Laboratory has recently been involved in research and design of that equally legendary...

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Our hydraulics laboratories are the largest and most comprehensive in Australia; containing a variety of standard facilities in addition to open space, which is used for project specific construction of large scale physical models.

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WRL is at the cutting edge of the science and engineering of wetland restoration and rehabilitation. We have undertaken on-ground projects to rehabilitate, repair and restore large wetlands across Australia.

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Director of the Water Research Laboratory.

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The largest and most sophisticated 2D wave flume facility in the Australia/Pacific region.


Professional UAV monitoring for a wide range of engineering and scientific applications.