Water and coasts

Our research in freshwater and marine environments supports waterway health and informs coastal risk management.

We help monitor, manage and assess the ecological condition of our water and coastal environments. This includes the marine environment, coasts and estuaries, floodplains and wetlands.

Through this work we:

  • protect and enhance freshwater and marine environments
  • help manage environmental water and monitor the responses of plants and animals to water flows
  • assess the health of estuaries and waterways to help reduce impacts of development and land-use on the environment
  • deliver state-wide coastal monitoring and mapping data
  • support decision makers to assess and mitigate the risk of floods, coastal erosion and a changing climate.

View over paddocks to the estuary and coast at Gerringong NSW

Find out more

Our scientists conduct a variety of research projects that involve our waterways and coasts.

Take a look at our: