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.


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.


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 Unpublished Doctor of Philosophy Thesis, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON.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.