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Hiruni Kammanankada HWRS2022 Award
Well done to PhD Candidate Hiruni Kammanankada for winning the Young Professional Presentation Award at the 40 th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium (HWRS2022) in Brisbane! HWRS2022 is the main...
Stefan Felder
Since joining WRL in 2014, Stefan has been leading the hydraulic engineering research group at WRL and more recently also the cross-faculty research collaboration of the innovative UNSW Tube Fishway...
Mitchell Harley
Congratulations to Dr Mitchell Harley for securing a renewed Scientia Fellowship position at UNSW! Mitch is a leading international researcher in coastal hazards and remote sensing, pioneering the use of...
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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.