The CWPM includes people from varying disciplines including economics, law, agriculture and hydrogeology.
Projects undertaken by CWPM can draw on several disciplines or be constrained to a single disciplinary lens. Areas of particular strength include:
- Assessing and designing the most effective means of managing environmental water demands.
- Analysing the impacts of different water policy choices on different sectors, water users and taxpayers.
- Designing water tariff regimes to meet particular ends, in both urban and irrigation settings.
- Assessing the usefulness and attributes of water markets and trading mechanisms.
- Managing urban water.
- Formulating strategy in water utilities.
- Understanding the nexus between science and policy.