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Paul Wyrwoll

Research Fellow, Institute for Water Futures


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

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Room: Crawford 3.57

I am a Research Fellow in the Resources, Environment and Development Program at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy and a Fellow at the ANU Institute for Water Futures.

My applied research in environmental and resource economics examines how human societies manage water across different uses, users, geographies, and time. I am currently working with the Water Justice Hub on the economics of drinking water services in regional and remote Australia, and the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions on economic assessment of nature-based approaches to flood resilience.

Previously, I was a 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 West Australian mining industry.

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Research interests

  • The economics of dam re-operation
  • Measuring performance outcomes from drinking water services
  • Nature-based approaches to flood resilience, water quality control, and carbon removal
  • Innovations in environmental pricing, markets, and finance


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