Publications

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Whose input counts? Evaluating the process and outcomes of public consultation through the BC Water Act Modernization

Publications, Water in Canada

Jollymore, A., McFarlane, K., Harris, L. (2017) Whose input counts? Evaluating the process and outcomes of public consultation through the BC Water Act ModernizationCritical Policy Studies, in press. 

The accepted manuscript of the published article is available here. A policy brief, summarizing the key messages and implications for decision makers from this article is available here.


Multiple Ontologies of Water: Politics, Conflict and Implications for Governance

Publications, Water in Canada

Yates, J., Wilson, N., Harris, L. (in press, 2017) Multiple Ontologies of Water: Politics, Conflict and Implications for Governance. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space.


Inserting Rights and Justice into Urban Resilience: a Focus on Everyday Risk

Publications, Water and Development

Ziervogel, G., Pelling, M., Cartwright, A., Chu, E., Deshpande, T., Harris, L., Hyams K., Kaunda J.,  Klaus B., Michael, K., Pasquini, L., Pharoah,  R., Rodina, L.,  Scott, D., Zweig, P. (in press, 2017).  Inserting Rights and Justice into Urban Resilience: a Focus on Everyday Risk. Environment and Urbanization.


Perspectives on the BC Water Sustainability Act: First Nations Respond to Water Governance Reform in British Columbia

Indigenous Water Governance, Publications

Joe, N., Bakker, K., Harris, H. (2017) Perspectives on the BC Water Sustainability Act: First Nations Respond to Water Governance Reform in British Columbia. Vancouver, BC: Program on Water Governance.

Briefing Note.


Indigenous Peoples and Water Governance in Canada: Regulatory Injustice and Prospects for Reform

Indigenous Water Governance, Publications

Bakker, K., L. Harris, N. Joe, and R. Simms. (In press 2017). “Indigenous Peoples and Water Governance in Canada: Regulatory Injustice and Prospects for Reform.” In Water Justice, ed. R. Boelens et al., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Improving Water Quality With Novel Diagnostics: Policy Brief on the Potential Use of Metagenomics for Improved Water Quality Testing

Publications, Water and Development

Scientists at universities and public health institutions across Canada, including the BC Centers for Disease Control Public Health Laboratory, are using metagenomics to study the microbial communities in the water in order to develop new tests to assess water quality. Metagenomics has the potential to revolutionize our understanding of how perturbations in these microbial communities are linked to water quality with ramifications for drinking water and other applications. Although chemical pollution is not a focus of the current research, the state of these microbial communities can also indicate whether chemical or other contamination has occurred (e.g., temperature or other biophysical changes also shift the composition and function of these microbial communities).

Compiled by:

GE3LS Research Team: Dr. Leila Harris and Dr. Natalie Prystajecky (CoChairs), Dr. Natalie Henrich, Dr. Bev Holmes, Dr. Karen Bakker, Gemma Dunn, Ida Ngueng Feze, Dr. Yann Joly, Prof. Bartha Knoppers, Stanislav Birko, Edward S. Dove, Dr. Vural Ozdemir. Watershed Metagenomics

Project leaders: Dr. Patrick Tang and Dr. Judith Isaac-Renton

University of British Columbia, June 16, 2017

Policy Brief – Improving Water Quality with Novel Diagnostics


Intersections of gender and water: comparative approaches to everyday gendered negotiations of water access in underserved areas of Accra, Ghana and Cape Town, South Africa

Publications, Water and Development

Harris, L., Kleiber, D., Goldin, J., Darkwah, A. & Morinville, C. (2016) Intersections of gender and water: comparative approaches to everyday gendered negotiations of water access in underserved areas of Accra, Ghana and Cape Town, South Africa. Journal of Gender Studies: 22pp.

The survey instruments used in this study can be accessed here for the survey conducted in Cape Town, South Africa, and here for the survey conducted in Accra, Ghana.


Water services, lived citizenship, and notions of the state in marginalised urban spaces: The case of Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa

Publications, Water and Development

Rodina, L. and Harris, L. (2016). Water services, lived citizenship, and notions of the state in marginalised urban spaces: The case of Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa. Water Alternatives 9(2): 336-355.


Navigating the tensions in collaborative watershed governance: Water governance and indigenous communities in British Columbia, Canada

Publications, Water in Canada

Simms, R., Harris, L., Joe, N., and Bakker, K. (2016). Navigating the tensions in collaborative watershed governance: Water governance and indigenous communities in British Columbia, Canada. Geoforum, 73: 6-16.

An open access version of this article is available here.


Whose input counts? Public consultation and the Water Sustainability Act

Publications, Water in Canada

Jollymore, A., McFarlane, K. & Harris, L.M. (2016) Whose input counts? Public consultation and the Water Sustainability Act. Policy Brief. Vancouver: Program on Water Governance


All of the water that is in our reserves and that is in our territories is ours”: Colonial and indigenous water governance in unceded indigenous territories in British Columbia

Publications, Water in Canada

Harris, L. & Simms, R. (2016). “All of the water that is in our reserves and that is in our territories is ours”: Colonial and indigenous water governance in unceded indigenous territories in British Columbia. Project Report. Canadian Water Network & Water, Economics, Policy and Governance Network. French version available here.

The main findings of this research and insights for decision makers are summarized in a policy brief, available in English and French.


Human right to water in Khayelitsha, South Africa – Lessons from a ‘lived experiences’ perspective

Publications, Water and Development

Rodina, L. (2016). Human right to water in Khayelitsha, South Africa – Lessons from a ‘lived experiences’ perspective. Geoforum, 72: 58-66.


The Politics of Freshwater: Access, Conflict and Identity

Publications, Water and Development

Harris, L. (in press). Theorizing Gender, Ethnic Difference and Inequality in Relation to Water Access and Politics in Southeastern Turkey. In: C. Ashcraft and T. Mayer (Eds) The Politics of Freshwater: Access, Conflict and Identity, Routledge, Earthscan.

A pre-publication version of the chapter is available here.


Leaky governance: Alternative service delivery and the myth of water utility independence

Municipal Water Governance, Publications

Furlong, K. (2016) Leaky governance: Alternative service delivery and the myth of water utility independence. Vancouver, UBC Press.

About the Book: Municipalities face important water supply challenges. These are widely attributed to local government politicization. Neoliberal reforms have only exacerbated the strained relationships between water utilities and local governments. In response, organizational reform to increase utility autonomy through alternative service delivery (ASD) has been promoted around the world. For its proponents, ASD offers independence from municipal government without relinquishing control over the utility; for its detractors, it is privatization under another name. Yet the organizational barriers offered by ASD are at best leaky. Deeply interdependent, both water management and municipal governance must be strengthened to meet contemporary water supply needs.

Leaky Governance explores ASD’s relation to neoliberalization, water supply, and local governance. Drawing on economic geography and political ecology, Kathryn Furlong examines organizational models for water supply and how they are affected by shifting governance and institutional environments. Her analysis of Ontario paints a complex picture of both ASD and municipal government.

Leaky Governance addresses urgent and topical questions in urban governance and water management, tackling increasingly pressing environmental, political, and social issues surrounding water supply and their relationship to urban governance and economics, as well as to broader issues in public policy.

For further information and a time-limited discount, see the attached flyer.


The Regulatory Process for the Site C Project (Briefing Note)

Publications, Site C Dam

Site C Statement by Concerned Scholars (2016). The Regulatory Process for the Site C Project (Briefing Note). Vancouver, BC: Program on Water Governance.


Assessing Alternatives to Site C -Environmental Effects Comparison (Briefing Note)

Publications, Site C Dam

Site C Statement by Concerned Scholars (2016). Assessing Alternatives to Site C -Environmental Effects Comparison (Briefing Note). Vancouver, BC: Program on Water Governance.


First Nations and Site C (Briefing Note)

Publications, Site C Dam

Site C Statement by Concerned Scholars (2016). First Nations and Site C (Briefing Note).  Vancouver, BC: Program on Water Governance.


Comparative Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Site C versus Alternatives

Publications, Site C Dam

Hendriks, R., Bakker, K. (July 2016) Comparative Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Site C versus Alternatives. Vancouver, BC: Program on Water Governance.

Press Release for above publication.


Navigating the tensions in collaborative watershed governance: Water governance and indigenous communities in British Columbia, Canada

Indigenous Water Governance, Publications

Simms, R., Harris, L., Joe, N., and Bakker, K. (2016). Navigating the tensions in collaborative watershed governance: Water governance and indigenous communities in British Columbia, Canada. Geoforum, 73: 6-16. An open access version of this article is available here.


All of the water that is in our reserves and that is in our territories is ours”: Colonial and indigenous water governance in unceded indigenous territories in British Columbia

Indigenous Water Governance, Publications

Harris, L. Simms, R. (2016). “All of the water that is in our reserves and that is in our territories is ours”: Colonial and indigenous water governance in unceded indigenous territories in British Columbia. Project Report. Canadian Water Network & Water, Economics, Policy and Governance Network. French version available here.

The main findings of this research and insights for decision makers are summarized in a policy brief, available in English and French.


Microbial risk governance: Challenges and opportunities in Canada

Publications, Water in Canada

Dunn, G.,  Harris, L. and Bakker, K. (2015). Microbial risk governance: Challenges and opportunities in Canada. Canadian Water Resources Journal, 40(3): 237-249. [Open Access]


Indigenous water governance in British Columbia and Canada: Annotated bibliography

Publications, Water in Canada

Simms, R. (2015). Indigenous water governance in British Columbia and Canada: Annotated bibliography. Vancouver, BC: UBC Program on Water Governance.


A Political Ecology of Women, Water and Global Environmental Change

Publications, Water and Development

New book out: Buechler, S. and Hanson, A-M. S. (2015). A Political Ecology of Women, Water and Global Environmental Change. Routledge, London.

This edited volume explores how a feminist political ecology framework can bring fresh insights to the study of rural and urban livelihoods dependent on vulnerable rivers, lakes, watersheds, wetlands and coastal environments. Bringing together political ecologists and feminist scholars from multiple disciplines, the book develops solution-oriented advances to theory, policy and planning to tackle the complexity of these global environmental changes. The text includes a foreword by Dr. Leila Harris.


Governing transboundary waters: Canada, the United States and indigenous communities

Publications, Transboundary Water Governance

Norman, E.S. (2015) Governing transboundary waters: Canada, the United States and indigenous communities. New York, Routledge.

This book explores how colonial politics impact water governance – particularly for Indigenous communities spanning international borders.  The book examines the cultural politics of ‘transboundary water governance’ in a postcolonial context and highlights how Indigenous-led efforts are reframing water governance and politics. The hopeful cases provide insight into the power of reframing water governance by and for Indigenous Peoples.

Endorsement: Bringing together politics of coloniality and indigenous struggles for territorial, cultural and resource rights with water politics at the US-Canada border, this work makes significant conceptual and policy relevant contributions. Skillfully weaving diverse narratives, experiences, and moments of relevance for Indigenous communities on both sides of the border, the book makes for an inspiring read that explores key debates for contemporary water governance. – Karen Bakker and Leila Harris, Co-Directors, Program on Water Governance, University of British Columbia, Canada.

For more information, or to purchase a copy of this text, visit  http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415838597/


Canadian Water Security Assessment Framework: Tools for Assessing Water Security and Improving Watershed Governance

Publications, Water Security

Bakker, K. and Allen, D. (2015). Canadian Water Security Assessment Framework: Tools for Assessing Water Security and Improving Watershed Governance (End-User Report). Waterloo, ON: Canadian Water Network.


Indigenous Knowledge of Hydrologic Change in the Yukon River Basin: A Case Study of Ruby, Alaska

Indigenous Water Governance, Publications

Wilson, N.J., Walter, M.T., and Waterhouse, J. 2015. Indigenous Knowledge of Hydrologic Change in the Yukon River Basin: A Case Study of Ruby, Alaska. ARCTIC 68, 93–106. doi:10.14430/arctic4459


Indigenous water governance in British Columbia and Canada: Annotated bibliography

Indigenous Water Governance, Publications

Simms, R. (2015). Indigenous water governance in British Columbia and Canada: Annotated bibliography. Vancouver, BC: UBC Program on Water Governance.


Governing transboundary waters: Canada, the United States and indigenous communities

Indigenous Water Governance, Publications

Norman, E.S. (2015) Governing transboundary waters: Canada, the United States and indigenous communities. New York, Routledge.

Bringing together politics of coloniality and indigenous struggles for territorial, cultural and resource rights with water politics at the US-Canada border, this work makes significant conceptual and policy relevant contributions. Skillfully weaving diverse narratives, experiences, and moments of relevance for Indigenous communities on both sides of the border, the book makes for an inspiring read that explores key debates for contemporary water governance. – Karen Bakker and Leila Harris, Co-Directors, Program on Water Governance, University of British Columbia, Canada.


A comparative analysis of current microbial water quality risk assessment and management practices in British Columbia and Ontario, Canada

Publications, Water in Canada

Dunn, G., Harris, L. Cook, C. and Prystajecky, N. (2014).  A comparative analysis of current microbial water quality risk assessment and management practices in British Columbia and Ontario, Canada. Science of the Total Environment 468-469: 544-552.

The main findings of this research and insights for policy makers and practitioners are summarized in this policy brief.


Regional surface and groundwater management and governance study: Review of North American case studies

Publications, Water in Canada

McFarlane, K., Harris, L. and Bakker, K. (2014). Regional surface and groundwater management and governance study: Review of North American case studies. Vancouver, BC: UBC Program on Water Governance.


Features of institutions and governance processes that enable efficient, effective and equitable water management

Publications, Water in Canada

McFarlane, K., Harris, L. and Bakker, K. (2014). Features of institutions and governance processes that enable efficient, effective and equitable water management. Vancouver, BC: UBC Program on Water Governance.


The business of water: Market environmentalism in the water sector

Publications, Water and Development

Bakker, K. (2014). The business of water: Market environmentalism in the water sector. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 39: 469-494.


Participation, politics, and panaceas: exploring the possibilities and limits of participatory urban water governance in Accra, Ghana

Publications, Water and Development

Morinville, C. & L.M. Harris (2014). Participation, politics, and panaceas: exploring the possibilities and limits of participatory urban water governance in Accra, GhanaEcology and Society 19 (3): 36.

A summary of the key messages and implications for decision makers from this article is available here.


Water Management at UBC

Municipal Water Governance, Publications

Klein, D.R., G. Ebrahimi, L. Navilloz,  B. Thurm, & G. Öberg (2014). Water Management at UBC. Background report for the project: Would it make sense to develop an integrated resource management strategy for UBC, using a water lens? Vancouver, BC: Program on Water Governance.

Click here for a web-based version of the report.


The notion of sewage as waste: a study of infrastructure change and institutional inertia in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Vancouver, Canada

Municipal Water Governance, Publications

Öberg, G., M.G. Merlinsky, A. LaValle, M. Morales & M.M. Tobias (2014). The notion of sewage as waste: a study of infrastructure change and institutional inertia in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Vancouver, Canada. Ecology and Society 19 (2): 19.


Water Security: Principles, Perspectives and Practices

Publications, Water Security

Water Security: Principles, Perspectives and Practices

Edited by Bruce Lankford, Karen Bakker, Mark Zeitoun, Declan Conway

The purpose of this book is to present an overview of the latest research, policy, practitioner, academic and international thinking on water security—an issue that, like water governance a few years ago, has developed much policy awareness and momentum with a wide range of stakeholders. As a concept it is open to multiple interpretations, and the authors here set out the various approaches to the topic from different perspectives.

Key themes addressed include:
·         Water security as a foreign policy issue
·         The interconnected variables of water, food, and human security
·         Dimensions other than military and international relations concerns around water security
·         Water security theory and methods, tools and audits.

The book is loosely based on a masters level degree plus a short professional course on water security both given at the University of East Anglia, delivered by international authorities on their subjects. It should serve as an introductory textbook as well as be of value to professionals, NGOs, and policy-makers.

For more details see http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415534710/


Indigenous water governance: Insights from the hydrosocial relations of the Koyukon Athabascan village of Ruby, Alaska

Indigenous Water Governance, Publications

Wilson, N.J. (2014). Indigenous water governance: Insights from the hydrosocial relations of the Koyukon Athabascan village of Ruby, Alaska. Geoforum 57, 1–11. doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2014.08.005


Contemporary Water Governance in the Global South: Scarcity, Marketization and Participation

Publications, Water and Development

New book out:  Harris, L., Goldin, J., Sneddon, C. (2013). Contemporary Water Governance in the Global South: Scarcity, Marketization and Participation. Routledge, London. Order your copy here.

This book focuses on three major concepts and approaches that have gained currency in policy and governance circles, both globally and regionally—scarcity and crisis, marketization and privatization, and participation. It provides a historical and contextual overview of each of these ideas as they have emerged in global and regional policy and governance circles and pairs these with in-depth case studies that examine manifestations and contestations of water governance internationally.


Water Without Borders? Canada, the United States and Shared Waters

Publications, Transboundary Water Governance

Norman, E.S., Cohen, A.C., and Bakker, K. (2013) Water Without Borders? Canada, the United States and Shared Waters. University of Toronto Press.

Water without Borders? is designed to help readers develop a balanced understanding of the most pressing shared water issues between Canada and the united states. the contributors explore possible frictions between governance institutions and contemporary management issues, illustrated through analyses of five specific transboundary water “flashpoints.” the volume offers both a historical survey of transboundary governance mechanisms and a forward-looking assessment of new models of governance that will allow us to manage water wisely in the future.


The Idea of Sewage as a Resource: An Introductory Study of Knowledge and Decision Making in Liquid Waste Management in Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada

Municipal Water Governance, Publications

Morales, M. and Öberg, G. (2012). The Idea of Sewage as a Resource: An Introductory Study of Knowledge and Decision Making in Liquid Waste Management in Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada. Vancouver, BC: Program on Water Governance.


Flashpoints and Collaboration: How problems can inspire innovative solutions for Canada, the US, and the governance of shared waters

Publications, Transboundary Water Governance

Norman, Emma, Cohen, Alice, and Bakker, Karen (eds) (2012). Flashpoints and Collaboration: How problems can inspire innovative solutions for Canada, the US, and the governance of shared waters (Report June 2012). Vancouver: Program on Water Governance.


Water Security: Research Challenges and Opportunities. Science

Publications, Water Security

Bakker, K. (2012). Water Security: Research Challenges and Opportunities. Science, 33(6097): 914-915. DOI: 10.1126/science.1226337


Water Security Guidance Document

Publications, Water Security

Dunn, Gemma (ed.) (2012). Water Security Guidance Document. Vancouver, BC: UBC Program on Water Governance.


Water Security: Debating an emerging paradigm

Publications, Water Security

Cook, C., and Bakker, K. (2012). Water Security: Debating an emerging paradigm. Global Environmental Change, 22(1): 94-102. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2011.10.011


Water Alternatives

Publications, Water Security

Special Issue – Water Alternatives
Themed Section: Water Governance and the Politics of Scale
Guest Editors: Emma Norman, Christina Cook and Karen Bakker

Introduction to the Themed Section: Water governance and the politics of scale
Emma Norman, Karen Bakker and Christina Cook
Water Alternatives 5(1): 52-61                    Abstract | Full Text – PDF

The politics of scaling water governance and adjudication in New Mexico
Eric P. Perramond
Water Alternatives 5(1): 62-82                    Abstract | Full Text – PDF

Toward post-sovereign environmental governance? Politics, scale, and EU Water Framework Directive
Corey Johnson
Water Alternatives 5(1): 83-97                    Abstract | Full Text – PDF

State development and the rescaling of agricultural hydrosocial governance in semi-arid Northwest China
Afton Clarke-Sather
Water Alternatives 5(1): 98-118                  Abstract | Full Text – PDF

Restructuring and rescaling water governance in mining contexts: The co-production of waterscapes in Peru
Jessica Budds and Leonith Hinojosa
Water Alternatives 5(1): 119-137                Abstract | Full Text – PDF

Cultural politics and transboundary resource governance in the Salish sea
Emma Norman
Water Alternatives 5(1): 138-160                Abstract | Full Text – PDF

Parcelling out the watershed: The recurring consequences of organising Columbia river management within a basin-based territory
Eve Vogel
Water Alternatives 5(1): 161-190                Abstract | Full Text – PDF


Human Right to Water: Contemporary Challenges and Contours of a Global Debate

Publications, Water and Development

Mirosa, O. and Harris, L. (2011). Human Right to Water: Contemporary Challenges and Contours of a Global Debate. Antipode 44(3): 932-949.


Fresh Water-Related Indicators in Canada: An Inventory and Analysis

Publications

Dunn, Gemma and Karen Bakker (2011). Fresh Water-Related Indicators in Canada: An Inventory and Analysis. Canadian Water Resources Journal Vol. 36(2): 135-148.


Recent developments in Canadian water policy: An emerging water security paradigm

Publications, Water Security

Norman, Emma S., Karen Bakker, Gemma Dunn. 2011. Recent developments in Canadian water policy: An emerging water security paradigm. Canadian Water Resources Journal. 36(1), 53-66.


Governance and sustainability at a municipal scale: The challenge of water conservation

Municipal Water Governance, Publications

Furlong, K. and K. Bakker (2010). Governance and sustainability at a municipal scale: The challenge of water conservation. Working Paper: Manuscript submitted to Canadian Public Policy.


The contradictions of “Alternative” Service Delivery: Governance, Business Models, and Sustainability in Municipal Water Supply

Municipal Water Governance, Publications

Furlong, Kathryn and Karen Bakker (2010). The contradictions “Alternative” Service Delivery: Governance, Business Models, and Sustainability in Municipal Water Supply. Working Paper: Manuscript submitted to Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy vol. 28 issue 2.


Governing Water across the Canada-U.S. Borderland

Publications, Transboundary Water Governance

Norman, Emma and K. Bakker. (2010). “Governing Water across the Canada-U.S. Borderland” in Borders and Bridges: Navigating Canada’s International Policy Relations in a North American Context. Oxford: Oxford University Press, editors Geoffrey Hale and Monica Gattinger. 194-212.


Water Security: A Primer

Publications, Water Security

Emma Norman with Karen Bakker, Christina Cook, Gemma Dunn and Diana Allen (March 2010). Water Security: A Primer (Policy Report). Vancouver, BC: UBC Program on Water Governance. (Note: This document represents the first formulation of our Water Security Assessment Framework, which has since been refined and updated).

Version française: La sécurité hydrique: Guide d’introduction


Transgressing Scales: Transboundary Water Governance across the Canada – U.S. Border

Publications, Transboundary Water Governance

Norman, Emma S. and Bakker, Karen, 2009. “Transgressing Scales: Transboundary Water Governance across the Canada – U.S. Border.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 99 (1): 99 – 117.


Canadian Approaches to Assessing Water Security: an Inventory of Indicators

Publications, Water Security

Dunn, Gemma and Karen Bakker (2009). Canadian Approaches to Assessing Water Security: an Inventory of Indicators (Policy Report). Vancouver, BC: UBC Program on Water Governance.


Achieving Water Conservation: Strategies for Good Governance (Policy Report)

Municipal Water Governance, Publications

Furlong, K. & K. Bakker (2008). Achieving Water Conservation: Strategies for Good Governance (Policy Report). Vancouver, BC: UBC Program on Water Governance & Infrastructure Canada. This document is the second policy report to result from the project and follows from the Canada-wide research phase of the project.

Version française: Réaliser la conservation de l’eau: Stratégies pour une bonne gouvernance.


Workshop Report: Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management in Canada

Municipal Water Governance, Publications

Gardner, J. & Furlong, K. (2008). Workshop Report: Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management in Canada Workshop held May 5th, 2008 at the Peter Wall Institute, UBC. Vancouver, BC: Program on Water Governance and Infrastructure Canada.


Workshop Report: Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management in Canada

Municipal Water Governance, Publications

Gardner, J. & Furlong, K. (2008). Workshop Report: Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management in Canada Workshop held May 5th, 2008 at the Peter Wall Institute, UBC. Vancouver, BC: Program on Water Governance and Infrastructure Canada.


Good Governance for Water Conservation: A Primer

Municipal Water Governance, Publications

Furlong, K., C. Cook & K. Bakker (2008). Good Governance for Water Conservation: A Primer. Vancouver, BC: UBC Program on Water Governance & Infrastructure Canada. This primer present a ready guide to the policy consideration stemming from the project research.

Version française: Bonne gouvernance pour la conservation de l’eau: Guide d’introduction.


Good Governance for Municipal Water Conservation: An Annotated Bibliography

Municipal Water Governance, Publications

Cook, C. & K. Furlong (2008). Good Governance for Water Conservation: An annotated bibliography. Vancouver, BC: UBC Program on Water Governance & Infrastructure Canada. This annotated bibliography present a ready guide to key research in the area of municipal water conservation policy and practice.


Hidden Waters: Transboundary Environmental Management across the 49th Parallel

Publications, Transboundary Water Governance

Norman, Emma S. and Jean O. Melious. 2008. Hidden Waters: Transboundary Environmental Management across the 49th Parallel. Border Bio-Regions and Coastal Corridors: Transnational Policy Challenges in Western North America. University of Calgary Press. Editors Don Alper, Chad Day, and James Loucky. 195-218.


Local Stakeholders Governing Water across the 49th Parallel

Publications, Transboundary Water Governance

Norman, Emma and Karen Bakker. (2007) “Local Stakeholders Governing Water across the 49th Parallel.” Bellingham, WA: Border Policy Research Institute: Western Washington University, 2007. 1-4. Vol. 2.


Local Canada – U.S. Transboundary Water Governance: Issues, Drivers and Barriers

Publications, Transboundary Water Governance

Norman, Emma and Karen Bakker. (2007). Local Canada – U.S. Transboundary Water Governance: Issues, Drivers and Barriers. (Briefing Note). Vancouver, BC: Program on Water Governance.


Transboundary Groundwater Governance: An Annotated Bibliography

Publications, Transboundary Water Governance

Norman, Emma and Karen Bakker. Oct. 2004 Transboundary Groundwater Governance: An Annotated Bibliography.