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Paul Wyrwoll

Research Fellow, Institute for Water Futures


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

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I am Research Fellow at the ANU Institute for Water Futures working on water economics and policy in Australia and the Asia-Pacific.

My previous research in environmental and resource economics 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 my applied research is integrating technical analysis into decision-making.

Previously, I 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. I have also worked as a consultant on environmental management in the Lower Mekong Basin and as a groundwater technician in the mining industry.

Research interests

Evaluating the costs, benefits and governance of large water infrastructure projects

The economics of drinking water services, including the costs of poor water quality

Co-designing innovations in environmental pricing, markets and finance

Applying risk and systems analysis to water policy


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