Water Research Laboratory open day
Ever wanted to know how beaches work? Why do we get rips and what happens to all the sand in a storm? How much water does it take for a car to float away in a flood? How are dams, harbours and breakwaters designed? And how, exactly, is it all tested anyway?…
Based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, WRL spans four hectares tucked away beside Manly Dam. We are also one of the biggest scientific and engineering facilities in Australia, solving all kinds of problems related to water and the environment. Our “laboratories” don’t have test tubes and lab coats; instead we have big wave machines and fly drones. We build scale models of dams and harbours larger than a lounge room!
The WRL Open Day is a fantastic opportunity for you to experience first hand this unique, world-class research facility. Tour our massive labs, meet the experts, and see engineering and science at work.
All are welcome! If you are interested in water, engineering, science or the environment, then come along!
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