Dr Paul Wyrwoll

Postdoctoral Fellow
Crawford School of Public Policy

Paul Wyrwoll is Research Fellow at the ANU Institute for Water Futures and the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy. He works on water economics and policy in Australia and the Asia-Pacific.

Paul's current work focuses on the economics of large water infrastructure projects, drinking water services, and nature-based approaches to flood resilience and water quality control.

His 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.

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 on environmental management in the Lower Mekong Basin and as a groundwater technician in the mining industry.

Research interests

  • Energy economics & policy
  • Water economics & policy
  • Hydropower
  • Market design & regulation
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Resilience of social-ecologial systems
  • Risk assessment & management
  • Participatory methods