Manly Hydraulics Laboratory (MHL) provides a
range of data monitoring, numerical and physical
modelling and technical services in the fields of
water and the environment, with a particular focus
on the coastal zone.
Manly Hydraulics Laboratory (MHL) has been a leader in environmental data capture and presentation via the internet since the early 1990s
Marine & Coastal Studies
Our studies address issues such as beach fluctuations and shoreline recession, sand drift, coastal inundation and ocean overwash.
Flood & Estuary Studies
MHL's capabilities cover the full range of tasks required to carry out flood and estuary process studies from data collection to numerical modelling and analysis.
Manly Hydraulics Laboratory (MHL) has been constructing and testing physical models of water infrastructure projects since the 1940s.
MHL has a broad collection of numerical models backed by extensive experience in their application to flooding and water circulation processes in rivers, estuaries, oceans, lakes and hydraulic structures.
With dedicated laboratory facilities for testing (including NATA accreditation in relevant areas), MHL can test water meters, pipes, valves and other water related structures.
Access MHL publications and reports from 1946 to the present searching records using keywords and dates. Users can download a PDF copy of public reports or request approval to access reports which are subject to client consent using an online request form.
The Nearshore Wave Transform Toolbox uses numerical model results to transform measure and forecast offshore wave conditions to over 14,000 nearshore wave locations along the entire NSW coast. Estimated nearshore wave conditions are forecast for up to 3 days ahead.