A few weeks in the life of a Senior Environmental Engineer

Duncan Rayner is a Senior Environmental Engineer at WRL, and has had a particularly busy few weeks undertaking field work in and around some of the most pristine and secluded estuaries NSW has to offer:

"I spent last week on the Hunter River working on one the largest data collection and monitoring campaigns undertaken in a while. We had five boats and umpteen people all working simultaneously to collect a range of data including continuous tidal flows, water quality throughout the estuary, as well as catchment runoff.

Saltmarsh at Middle Lagoon on the Far South Coast of NSWEarlier this week I was down on the Far South Coast of NSW undertaking catchment and estuary inspections for Merimbula, Back, Curalo and Wallaga Lakes. This was followed by Stakeholder Focus Group meetings for each of the lakes, a part of our consultation program for developing a range of Coastal Management Programs with Bega Valley Shire Council.

I was also lucky enough to visit some of Australia’s most beautiful coastal lakes that are along this section of coast. Check out the impressive stands of saltmarsh at Middle Lagoon!”

WRL are also hosting a dedicated website for our Coastal Management Programs with Bega Valley Shire Council which you can see here:

begavalley.wrl.unsw.edu.au