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An exceptional number of UNSW Sydney academics, PhD students and alumni have been announced as Fulbright Scholars to study or research in the US in 2021. This year, ten scholars...
If we are to reduce net carbon emissions to zero by 2050, we haven’t made a good start. Governments, industry and individuals need to do much more, a new study...
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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...




The NHASP  Partnership is a multi-party initiative which seeks to better manage algal blooms in the Melbourne region.

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6th Australian and New Zealand Cyanobacteria Workshop at the UNSW Kensington.

Professor Lucy Marshall

Our Centre Director Professor Lucy Marshall


Meet our academic researchers who are making their mark in water research.


intensifying, countryside drying up. Prof Ashish Sharma and Dr Conrad Wasko.


 to bring extreme waves, damage to once placid areas. Prof Ian Turner and Dr Mitchell Harley.

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Partner Centres


The Water Research Laboratory (WRL) - is a world-leading academic research and consulting laboratory that endeavours to tackle the most challenging and pressing water-engineering problems faced by the world today relating to water and the environment.


The UNSW Global Water Institute (UNSW-GWI) is a world leader in water research, innovation and problem solving. The Institute is a truly multi-disciplinary venture. Drawing on water expertise from seven faculties and 13 specialist centres across the University, WRC included.