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The Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy (CWEEP)

CWEEP pronounced 'sweep' as in a sweeping view of the world of water.

Our mission is to be a research centre that advances innovation in water economics and water policy across Australia, the Asia-Pacific and globally. CWEEP seeks to:

  • Lead transdisciplinary research that improves social and environmental outcomes
  • Work with decision-makers and communities to co-design research and policy reforms
  • Build research infrastructure and data tools that are accessible to all
  • Convene dialogues between water researchers and policy-makers

Director's Notes

Welcome to CWEEP! The centre's work is grounded in a holistic perspective of the world's water challenges. CWEEP was launched in February 2010 and has hosted dialogues, led high-quality research, facilitated projects, and much more in subsequent years.

CWEEP's renewed research program and policy engagement focuses on four themes: (1) Realising the human right to water; (2) Reforming hydropower governance; (3) Valuing urban waterway restoration, and (4) Innovations in pricing, markets and finance. Further information can be found on the research page.

CWEEP provides a focal point for environmental and resource economists at the Crawford School of Public Policy and its global networks to engage with water research and water researchers across the Australian National University.

Please get in touch with Paul Wyrwoll if you wish to learn more about our work or explore opportunities to collaborate.

Dr Paul Wyrwoll and Professor Quentin Grafton, Co-Directors of CWEEP

Updated:  25 September 2023/Responsible Officer:  Crawford Engagement /Page Contact:  CAP Web Team