Annual State of the Beaches Report 2017-2018

Recreational water quality has been monitored in New South Wales by the Office of Environment and Heritage’s Beachwatch Program since 1989, and in partnership with coastal councils since 2002 under the Beachwatch Partnership Program. This report summarises the performance of 241 swimming sites along the NSW coast in 2017–2018, providing a long-term assessment of how suitable a site is for swimming. Read More

Vale: John Chappell FAA (1940 - 2018)

It is with great sadness I heard the news last week that my old friend and colleague, John Chappell, passed away. We are of a similar vintage and shared many things in common and times together. He inspired me as he did so many not just in academic terms but as an incredible person; he is the only person I have known who could be called a “polymath”. Read More