Our capabilities

Our analysis and advice provides information that allows our clients to make better decisions. We assist clients to understand the social and economic implications of water sector investments and the value of water resources. We also improve whole-of-community outcomes by advising on regulation, water markets and industry structure. We also help water service providers to understand the relative productivity and long run financial viability of their business.

Our capabilities extend to include:

  • business cases, cost benefit analysis and triple-bottom-line analysis
  • project and program evaluation
  • regulation, competition and pricing
  • water markets and water trading
  • governance and institutional arrangements
  • regulatory impact statements
  • market-based instrument design and implementation
  • hydro-economic modelling
  • productivity reviews and efficiency assessment
  • socio-economic impact assessments
  • non-market valuations
  • corporate financial modelling.

Our clients

The Marsden Jacob team provides services to a wide range of water sector participants, including federal, state and local government, water service providers, irrigation businesses, developers, regulators and peak industry bodies.

Our clients choose us because we have a long, well-established track record in the water sector and consistently produce high quality independent analysis and advice.

Our projects

We work closely with our clients to help them achieve a better understanding of the economic and social implications of their policies, regulations and investment decisions. Examples of past projects include:

  • business cases for some of Australia’s largest water projects, including the Ord Irrigation Expansion, Western Corridor Recycled Water Scheme and the Goldfields Superpipe
  • evaluating the socio-economic impacts of the Murray Darling Basin Plan
  • determining the value of groundwater to Australia and its management
  • reporting on trends in Australian water markets
  • analysis of the costs and benefits of water law reform in Queensland
  • developing a framework for assessing the economic viability of recycled water schemes
  • analysing the costs and benefits of water sensitive urban design options
  • designing and implementing market-based instruments (offsets, tradeable permits and auctions) to manage water quality and flow issues.