Duncan Rayner

Duncan Rayner
Principal Engineer - Environmental
UNSW Water Research Laboratory
Contact details:
(+61) 2 8071 9851

An expert in field investigation and data collection in challenging environments.


Duncan is a Principal Engineer - Environmental at the Water Research Laboratory, specialising in coastal wetlands and estuaries. Duncan’s field expertise supports his significant experience in numerical modelling and laboratory investigations, with a strong background in hydraulics. He has led numerous investigations of wetlands, both fresh and tidal, rivers and estuaries, and coastal shelf environments. Duncan also has significant experience in catchment hydrology and groundwater processes. Both his Bachelor and Master’s theses focused on estuarine water quality and hydrodynamics. Previously he has also worked as an engineer in contaminated site remediation encompassing investigation and monitoring.