About us

The Centre for Water Policy and Management (CWPM) is a Research Centre based in the La Trobe Business School. The Centre also forms part of the university-wide Research Focus Area dealing with Securing Food, Water and the Environment. The CWPM was constituted under the University's frameworks for research centres.

Aims and Objectives

The CWPM is an applied research organisation dedicated to improving our understanding of water policy and management choices and the impact of those choices on water users and the wider economy. The Centre is purposely multidisciplinary, because many of the trade-offs associated with different policies and management options are multi-dimensional. A hallmark of the CWPM is its ambition to synthesise and integrate research in a way that is useful to decision makers.

There are four main areas of interest to the CWPM, these are: