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Paul Wyrwoll

Research Fellow, Institute for Water Futures

Qualifications

PhD (ANU), MEnvResEc (ANU), BEc/BA (UWA)

Contact details

Phone: 6125 6401

Room: Stanner 2.04

Paul Wyrwoll is Research Fellow at the ANU Institute for Water Futures working on the economics and governance of water systems in Australia and the Asia-Pacific.

Paul is an environmental and resources economist whose previous research has encompassed: modelling the regulation of multipurpose hydropower reservoirs; the design and application of water pricing; and the resilience of social-ecological systems under risks and uncertainty. A central focus of his applied research is integrating technical analysis into decision-making.

Previously, Paul was Research Fellow at the ANU Centre for Climate and Energy Policy, General Manager of the Food Energy Environment Water Network and Managing Editor of the Global Water Forum. He has also worked as a consultant and practitioner on climate change and natural resources management in the Lower Mekong Basin.

Research interests

Regulatory & policy innovations for water market reform in the Murray-Darling Basin

Implementation of dynamic water pricing in urban & rural water systems

Hydro-economic modelling of the costs & benefits of large dam projects

Integration of cultural & environmental water values into decision-making processes

Application of complex systems theory & resilience thinking to water governance

Teaching

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