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Measurement of flow velocities UNSWWRL
Air-water flows occur in a wide range of natural systems and technical applications. Flow velocities are typically measured with phase detection intrusive probes, comprising two needles which pierce bubbles and...
Floating mangrove pontoon
Mangroves provide numerous goods and ecosystem services that are beneficial to people, coastal environments, marine and terrestrial biota while providing a globally important sink for carbon. However, mangrove forests are...
2021-Intermittent-estuaries-in-a-changing-climate
Climate change - the biggest challenge to the effective protection and management of intermittent estuaries. WRL researcher and eco engineer Dr Valentin (Tino) Heimhuber recently co-hosted the world’s first international...
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Our team includes a blend of professional engineers and scientists undertaking commercial research for industry and government, and an academic team focused on high quality education and pure research. WRL is a breeding ground for Australian experts and industry leaders in water-related sectors. 

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World-class work environments allow for world-class work to thrive, and we are home to some of the best! We are one of the only organisations in the Oceania region with large-scale laboratory spaces and expertise to provide commercial physical modelling services for our clients. 

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Our team successfully bridge the gap between industry and academia. Through our networks, partnerships and collaborations we are engaged with industry, government and the community. We provide an independent, expert position through our representation on industry panels, specialist committees and advisory bodies.

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We are at home in the natural environment. Whether we are working in the catchment, on the water or at the beach, we have the specialist equipment and knowledge to collect real-world data and analyse it to solve real-world problems. 

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We are a specialist fundamental and applied research organisation, focusing on issues related to water. For over 60 years our team has tackled complex challenges in areas of coastal, environmental & eco engineering, hydrology, water resources, hydraulics & groundwater.

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We work at the leading edge of consulting and research, using our expertise, unique facilities and field equipment to provide bespoke solutions to clients across Australia and the Pacific region.