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Paul Wyrwoll is Research Fellow at the ANU Institute for Water Futures and Crawford School of Public Policy 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

  • The costs, benefits & governance of large water infrastructure developments
  • The economic & social costs of poor drinking water quality
  • Innovations in environmental regulation and finance
  • Application of risk analysis & resilience thinking to water governance


PhD (ANU), MEnvResEc (ANU), B.Ec/B.A (UWA)

Researcher's projects

Expertise Areas

  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Water Policy and Management
  • Risk Analysis
  • Water Pricing
  • Water Infrastructure


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