John Ward


Net zero in New Zealand: scenarios to achieve domestic emissions neutrality in the second half of the century - summary report

While the goal of the Paris Agreement is clear, how different countries might contribute to its achievement in the medium term, and the associated economic implications, are much less so. Scenario planning can play a key role. Vivid Economics was commissioned by GLOBE-NZ – a...
Journal article

Impact of water scarcity in Australia on global food security in an era of climate change

Australia is a major food exporting country. Recent droughts reduced dryland farming production and the volume of water allocated to irrigated agriculture, with a resulting decline in aggregate agricultural production and exports. This paper analyses the possible impact of increased water scarcity on Australian agricultural...

Robust policy design for managed aquifer recharge

This paper summarises policy options analysis and recommendations consistent with the National Water Initiative for the separation of water rights to harvesting, recharge and extraction of stormwater into and out of aquifers. CSIRO workshopped the main findings and recommendations with targeted agencies and water industry...