Originally posted on UNSW Newsroom by Wilson Da Silva
The world’s most extensive study of the impacts of coastal storm fronts in a changing climate has found that rising seas are no longer the only threat.
UNSW’s Scientia PhD scholarship is a new pre-eminent program for exceptional candidates worldwide. Attracting the highest calibre applicants, the tax free scholarships provide generous stipends, mentoring and travel grants.
Following storm erosion episodes between 2009 and 2012 which severely impacted the Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park and other public assets, Tweed Shire Council engaged WRL in partnership with Haskoning Australia to prepare the design for a long-term terminal seawall.
Larry Paice is one of the invaluable multi talented, expertly skilled and many-hat-wearing technical staff members that make up WRL’s Support Team.
Congratulations to Dr Kristen Splinter, who has been promoted to Senior Lecturer. This is a great acknowledgement and recognition of her contribution to research, teaching and service to WRL, the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, and profession.
Oyster reefs were once abundant worldwide but are sadly absent today.
The Water Research Centre is celebrating the recent round of PhD Graduations.
We would like to congratulate all our graduating students on all their hard work and success and wish them all the success for their future careers.
Over the past 18 months, engineers at WRL led by A/Professor Will Glamore and Dr Stefan Felder have worked with OceanWatch Australia to research the behaviour of oyster shell filled bags exposed to attack from wind waves and boat waves.
A Coastal Engineering Short Course conducted by WRL will be held from 19th - 20th June 2017 over the two days prior to the 2017 Coasts & Ports Conference in Cairns. This course will cover the following:
An overview of coastal engineering fundamentals;
Joshua Simmons is a PhD student at WRL, investigating advanced methods for optimising coastal erosion models for use within the context of forecasting systems.