Dr Paul Wyrwoll

PhD (ANU), MEnvResEc (ANU), B.Ec/B.A (UWA)
Research Fellow
College of Asia & the Pacific

Areas of expertise

  • Environment And Resource Economics 140205
  • Applied Economics 1402
  • Natural Resource Management 050209
  • Operations Research 010206

Research interests

  • The costs, benefits & governance of large water infrastructure developments in Australia
  • The economic & social costs of poor drinking water quality in towns on the Barwon-Darling River
  • Integration of cultural & environmental water values into decision-making processes
  • Regulatory innovation for water pricing & water markets
  • Application of risk analysis & resilience thinking to water governance


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.




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