Themes and Concepts: First Nations and water

Publications are organized by theme and concept, action realm and regional focus. You may also view a list of all publications and a list of all Master's theses and PhD dissertations.


von der Porten, S., de Loë, R.C., and McGregor, D. (2016). Incorporating Indigenous knowledge systems into collaborative governance for water: challenges and opportunities, Journal of Canadian Studies, 50(1), 214-243.


von der Porten, S., R.C. de Loë and R. Plummer. 2015. Collaborative environmental governance and Indigenous peoples: recommendations for practice. Journal of Environmental Practice. 17(2):133-144.


de Loë, R.C. 2014. Transboundary water governance in the Mackenzie River Basin, Canada.  Chapter in Water for the Americas: Challenges and Opportunities. eds. Garrido, A. and Shechter, M. 133-155. London, UK: Routledge Press.

de Loë, R.C. and M. Morris. 2014. Cooperative transboundary water governance in Canada’s Mackenzie River Basin: status and prospects. Chapter 3 in The Politics of River Basin Organisations: Coalitions, Institutional Design Choices and Consequences, pp. 67-95, eds. D. Huitema and S. Meijerink. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.

von der Porten, S. and de Loë, R.C. 2014. Water policy reform and Indigenous governance. Water Policy. 16(2), p. 222–243.

von der Porten, S. and R.C. de Loë. 2014. How collaborative approaches to environmental problem solving view Indigenous peoples: a systematic review. Society and Natural Resources. DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2014.918232


Cave, K., R. Plummer and R.C. de Loë. 2013. Exploring water governance and management in Oneida Nation of the Thames (Ontario, Canada): an application of the Institutional Analysis and Development framework. Indigenous Policy Journal. XXIII(4): online.

Plummer, R., de Grosbois, D., Armitage, A. and de Loë, R.C. 2013. An integrative assessment of water vulnerability in First Nation communities in Southern Ontario, Canada. Global Environmental Change. 23: 749-763.

von der Porten, S. 2013. Collaborative Environmental Governance and Indigenous Governance: A Synthesis. PhD Thesis. Waterloo, ON: Department of Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo.

von der Porten, S. and R.C. de Loë. 2013. Collaborative approaches to governance for water and Indigenous peoples: a case study from British Columbia, Canada. Geoforum. 50: 149-160.

von der Porten, S. and R.C. de Loë. 2013. Water governance and Indigenous governance: towards a synthesis. Indigenous Policy Journal. XXIII(4): online.


Cave, K. 2012. Exploring the Influences of Institutions on Water Governance and Management: A First Nation Case Study. MES Thesis. Waterloo, ON: Department of Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo.

von der Porten, S. 2012. Canadian Indigenous governance literature: A review. AlterNative International Journal of Indigenous Scholarship, 8(1).


de Loë, R.C. and Plummer, R. 2010. Climate change, adaptive capacity and governance for drinking water in Canada. In Adaptive Capacity and Environmental Governance. eds. D. Armitage and R. Plummer. 157-178. Springer Series on Environmental Management. Springer.

von der Porten, S. and de Loë, R. 2010. Water Challenges and Solutions in First Nations Communities. Waterloo, ON: Water Policy and Governance Group.