Regional Focus: Australia

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.


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.


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.

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.


de Loë, R.C. and Bjornlund, H. 2010. Governance and the challenges of water and food security. In Incentives and Instruments for Sustainable Irrigation, ed. H. Bjornlund. pp. 41-58, Southampton: Wessex Institute of Technology Press.

Smiley, S., R.C. de Loë and R.D. Kreutzwiser. 2010. Appropriate public involvement in local environmental governance: a framework and case study. Society and Natural Resources. 23:1-17.


Robins, L. and R.C. de Loë. 2009. Decentralised governance for natural resource management: capacity challenges in Australia and Canada. In Contested Country: Local and Regional Natural Resources Management in Australia. eds. M.B. Lane, C. Robinson, B. Taylor, pp. 179-197. Collingwood, Australia: CSIRO Press.


de Loë, R.C. and Bjornlund, H. 2008. Irrigation and water security: the role of economic instruments and governance. In Sustainable Irrigation Management, Technologies and Policies II . WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, Volume 112, 35-42, ed. Y. Villacampa Esteve. Southampton: Wessex Institute of Technology Press.

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.


Norton, S.R. 2007. An Assessment of Local Involvement and Influence in the Development of a Water Sharing Plan, NSW, Australia.  MA Thesis. Department of Geography, University of Guelph: Guelph, Ontario, Canada.