Pioneering research of global significance, since 1959


WRL delivers world leading water engineering research that result in real positive impact on a global scale; with expertise in coastal engineering, environmental engineering, civil engineering hydraulics, groundwater and hydrology and water resources.

Wallagoot Lake
WRL is considered the birth place of coastal engineering in Australia, comprising a great history of experience and current knowledge... More
When hydraulic behaviour is crucial to the operations of large (or small) infrastructure, WRL can utilise its knowledge and experience, specialist hydraulic laboratories and instrumentation to provide robust and cost saving solutions... More
Climate Drivers
Environmental engineering combines the resources of groups within WRL to provide an integrated assessment of environmental impacts. WRL places a high emphasis on the measurement and understanding of the physical processes occurring in the environment, so that the interaction with ecological processes can be best understood... More
WRL has a team of hydrogeologists and environmental engineers who are highly regarded for groundwater problem solving. This team is recognised in Australia and internationally for expert groundwater services... More
Water resources 2
WRL have specialist expertise to provide solutions for critical water resource issues including the hydrology and quality of runoff in urban catchments, water budgeting, reservoir operations, environmental flows and the sedimentation, geomorphology, and flooding of rivers... More
With over 50 years experience, WRL can provide solutions to a wide range of water engineering problems... More