Welcome to the WRL Coastal Imaging website. The Water Research Laboratory (WRL) is a leading international consulting and research laboratory and is a major group within the University of New South Wales School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. These pages are a portal to real-time image data that is currently being collected by WRL along the eastern seaboard of Australia. The data is used to improve coastal zone management practices within Australia. The collection and analysis of this data is funded by various New South Wales and Queensland government bodies, as well as research grants and programs.
WRL can best be described as an expert problem solver in engineering relating to water, the coast, the environment and groundwater. WRL undertakes commercial projects to address complicated water engineering problems relating to groundwater, hydrology, river flow and flood plain management, estuarine and ocean hydraulics, sediment transport, stratified flow, pipe flow, major pump installations, hydraulic structures, water distribution, wave and surge predictions, foreshore protection, breakwater design, sea level rise and climate change adaptation, coastal zone management and environmental studies. For further information on WRL please refer to our main website.