Themes and Concepts: Knowledge production and use

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.


Armitage, D., R.C. de Loë, M. Morris, T.W.D. Edwards, A.K. Gerlak, R.I. Hall, D. Huitema, R. Ison, D. Livingstone, G. MacDonald, N. Mirumachi, R. Plummer and B.B. Wolfe. 2015. Science-policy processes for transboundary water governance. Ambio. 44:353–366.

de Loë, R. 2015. Using Knowledge Co-Production to Improve Collaborative Approaches to Governance for Water. Waterloo, ON: Canadian Water Network.

Simpson, H., R. de Loë and J. Andrey. 2015. Vernacular knowledge and water management – towards the integration of expert science and local knowledge in Ontario, Canada. Water Alternatives. 8(3): 77-97.

van Tol Smit, E., R.C. de Loë and R. Plummer. 2015. How knowledge is used in collaborative environmental governance: water classification in New Brunswick, Canada. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 58(3): 423-444.


Simpson, H. C. 2014. The Agricultural Community and its Contribution to Collaborative Environmental Problem-Solving. Unpublished Doctor of Philosophy Thesis, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON.

Simpson, H.C. and R.C. de Loë. 2014. A collaborative approach to groundwater protection: the Rural Water Quality Program for Waterloo Region. Canadian Water Resources Journal. 39(2): 228-239.


Taylor, B., R.C. de Loë and H. Bjornlund. 2013. Evaluating knowledge production and use in collaborative water governance. Water Alternatives. 6(1): 42-66.


Taylor, B. and R. de Loë. 2012. Conceptualizations of local knowledge in collaborative environmental governance. Geoforum. 43:1207-17.


Taylor, B. 2011. Knowledge Production and Use in Collaborative Environmental Governance: A Case Study of Water Allocation Planning in South Australia. PhD Dissertation.  Department of Geography, University of Guelph: Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Van Tol, E. 2011. Knowledge Engagement in Collaborative Water Governance: A New Brunswick Example. MES Thesis. Department of Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.


Simpson, H., de Loë, R. and Rudolph, D. 2009. Incorporating local experiential knowledge and societal values in source water protection through a broader risk analysis. In Proceedings, GeoHalifax 2009. 62nd Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 10th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference, pp. 1453-1462. September 20-24, 2009. Halifax, NS.

Wolfe, S.E. 2009. What’s your story? Practitioners’ tacit knowledge and water demand management policies in Southern Africa and Canada. Water Policy.11: 489‑503.