WRL Capabilities Portfolio

WRL endeavours to provide solutions to the most challenging and pressing water-engineering problems faced by the world today relating to water and the environment.

We’ve been providing academic research leadership and expert advice to the global community for 60 years.

A selection of some of our capabilities are below, or you can download our capabilities portfolio here:



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WRL undertakes coastal engineering research through a dedicated projects team, utilising the largest and most comprehensive hydraulics laboratories in Australia for coastal physical modelling investigations... More
Little Patonga Wharf
WRL has been providing advice to local government on water matters through a dedicated commercial projects team for over 50 years. WRL's reputation for completing timely, quality water investigations for Councils is highly regarded throughout Australia... More
WRL has been involved in numerous studies covering all aspects of outfalls including hydraulics, dilution, commissioning and field studies. WRL offers complete services to assess outfalls from concept to commissioning... More
WRL have solutions for developing focussed and practical advice related to disaster risk management and the emerging impacts of climate change, assisting government groups to achieve policy and planning goals through development and implementation of on-ground adaptation strategies... More
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WRL is at the cutting edge of the science and engineering of wetland restoration and rehabilitation. Over the past 15 years WRL has undertaken on-ground projects to rehabilitate, repair and restore large wetlands across Australia... More