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

Paul works on water economics and policy in Australia and the Asia Pacific. His current research projects encompass: cost-benefit analysis of large water infrastructure projects; economic and regulatory aspects of drinking water provision; the economics of hydropower dam reoperation; and the value of nature-based solutions for flood control and urban water management.

His previous research in environmental and resource economics has encompassed: modelling the regulation of multipurpose hydropower reservoirs; the design and application of water tariffs; and the resilience of social-ecological systems under risks and uncertainty.

Fields of expertise



Remote Australians lack access to quality drinking water

Australians in more than 400 remote or regional communities lack access to good-quality drinking water, while about eight…

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