Science

Beaches at Risk or Risky Behaviour? Coastal Hazards and Beach Management

Date: 

Thursday, 17 January, 2013 - 18:30

Where: 

Bronte Surf Life Saving Club, Sydney

Hosts: 

Faculty of Science

Type of event: 

Presentation

Audience / Guests: 

Public / All

Australia’s beaches are a natural playground for many of us and a prime destination for tourists. With increasing awareness of climate change and sea-level rise, should we be concerned for the future of our beaches?

This visually powerful and fascinating presentation describes the many hazards facing our beaches and how we can manage beaches sustainably into the future. Topics include sea-level rise, storms, coastal erosion, tsunami and approaches to management such as seawalls, groynes, beach nourishment and artificial reefs. It also describes day to day hazards such as rip currents and waves.

Whether you own a beachfront house, surf every day, or only visit beaches on holiday, this talk provides a basic and unbiased scientific understanding of the many physical management issues facing our fantastic beaches.

Free to the public. No need to book. Suitable for ages 12+

 

Note: Signed copies of “Dr Rip’s Essential Beach Book” available at all talks for $30 (cash only).