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17. Introduction to Economic Analysis for the Water Sector and Waterway Management

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Led by: Jim Binney, Principal, Mainstream Economics and Policy

Associate Professor Chris Fleming, Mainstream

About the course

Economic analysis is fundamental to the design and delivery of efficient water services and the management of waterways. This course provides a practical overview and understanding of the key economic tools, concepts, benefits and values in establishing prices for water businesses (including tariffs) and valuing waterway interventions. Participants will learn the analytical techniques required in economic decision making and how to incorporate indirect and non-monetised benefits and costs into decision making.

The Benefits

Participants will develop a basic knowledge, skills set and language to work effectively with economists, financial analysts and decision makers in the water sector. Specific benefits include:

  • Knowledge of some of the key economic terms and concepts relating to the water sector
  • Understand key analytical approaches used by economists
  • Enhanced communication skills (understanding the language of economics)
  • Learn and share experiences with other professionals from around the world.

Who should enrol?

The course is targeted at non-economists or professionals within the water sector that have had limited exposure to economics.  

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Vera Magazzeni
T +61 7 3014 0290

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