Themes and Concepts: Policy transfer

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.


de Loë, R.C., D. Murray, S. Michaels and R. Plummer. 2016. Policy transfer among regional-level organizations: insights from source water protection in Ontario. Environmental Management. 58(1): 31–47.


de Loë, R.C.  and D. Murray, D. 2013. Contextual considerations shaping the transferability of policies for drinking water source protection: a Canadian case study. Chapter in Water Governance, Policy and Knowledge Transfer: International Studies on Contextual Water Management, pp. 92-110. eds C. De Boer, J. Vinke-de Kruijf, G. Ozerol, and J. Th. A. Bressers. Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management. New York: Routledge.

Murray, D. and R.C. de Loë. 2013. Information Sharing for Source Water Protection in Ontario: Summary of Findings. Prepared for Conservation Ontario. Waterloo, Ontario: Water Policy and Governance Group.


de Loë, R.C. and D. Murray. 2012. Governance for Source Water Protection in Canada Synthesis
. Waterloo, ON: Water Policy and Governance Group.


Swainson, B., de Loë, R. and Kreutzwiser, R. 2011. Sharing water with nature: insights on environmental water allocation from a case study of the Murrumbidgee Catchment, Australia. Water Alternatives. 4(1):15-34.

Swainson, R. and de Loë, R.C. 2011. The Importance of context in relation to policy transfer: a case study of environmental water allocation in Australia. Environmental Policy and Governance. 21: 58-69.


Michaels, S. and de Loë, R. 2010. Importing notions of governance: two examples from the history of Canadian water policy. American Review of Canadian Studies. 40(4): 495-507.

Swainson, B. and R. de Loë. 2010. Exploring the Role of Policy Transfer in Water Governance. Waterloo, ON: Water Policy and Governance Group.


Swainson, R.M. 2008. Examining Institutional 'Fit': A Case Study of Environmental Water Allocation in New South Wales, Australia. MA Thesis. Department of Geography, University of Guelph: Guelph, Ontario, Canada.