University of New South Wales

UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales) is one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities. Established in 1949 with a unique focus on the scientific, technological and professional disciplines, UNSW is committed to making a difference through pioneering research and preparing the next generation of talented global citizens for career success.

UNSW has a proud tradition of sustained innovation, focusing on areas critical to our future – from climate change and renewable energies to lifesaving medical treatments and breakthrough technologies. In the social sciences, UNSW research informs policy and expert commentary in key issues facing society ranging from human rights and constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians to public health and population ageing.

UNSW hosts the Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure (ACCARNSI) based at the UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been established to lead climate change adaptation research for the Settlements and Infrastructure theme as part of the broader National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) hosted by Griffith University.


Looking north along Kingston Beach

Long-term coastal adaptation in Australia

This article presents key findings from two recent studies that guide local governments towards flexible and robust coastal adaptation planning that addresses both social and physical impacts.

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