Shah, S. H. and L. Rodina (In press) Water ethics, justice and equity in social-ecological systems conservation: Lessons from the Queensland Wild Rivers Act (2005). Water Policy.

Harris, L.M., McKenzie, S, Rodina, L. Shah, S.H., & N. Wilson. (2018) Water justice: key concepts, debates and research agendas. In: R. Holifield, J. Chakraborty, and G. Walker (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice. London and New York, Routledge.


Dapaah, E.K., Harris, L.M. (2017). Framing a Community’s Entitlement to Water access in Accra, Ghana: A complex reality. Geoforum 82: 2-39. Preprint PDF of the article here.

Harris, L.M., Chu, E., & Ziervogel, G. (2017). Negotiated resilience. Resilience, DOI: 10.1080/21693293.2017.1353196 Preprint PDF of the article here.

Shah, S.H., Angeles, L.C., & Harris, L.M. (2017). Worlding the intangibility of resilience: The case of rice farmers in a water-stressed region of the Philippines. Program on Water Governance. Preprint PDF of the article here.

Shah, S.H. (2017). Trade-off rules for irrigation water re-allocation: Global issues and case study insights for the Angat River Basin (Philippines). Program on Water Governance Policy Brief. Preprint PDF of the brief here.

Peloso, M.M., Harris, L.M. (2017). Pathways for Participatory Water Governance in Ashaiman, Ghana: Leaning from Institutional Bricolage and Hydrosocial Perspectives. Program on Water Governance.

Harris, L.M., Prsytajecky, N. et al. (2017). Improving Water Quality with Novel Diagnostics. Policy Brief of the Watershed Metagenomics GE3LS team. Program on Water Governance Policy Brief. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.36250.54722

Morinville, C. (2017). Sachet water: regulation and implications for access and equity in Accra, Ghana. WIREs Water. 4:e1244. DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1244

Rodina, L., Baker, L.A., Galvin, M., Golden, J., Harris, L.M., Manungfala, T., Musemwa, M., Sutherland, C., & G. Ziervogel (2017). Water, equity and resilience in Southern Africa: future directions for research and practiceCurrent Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 26-27: 143-151. Preprint PDF of the article here.

Harris, L.M,  Kleiber, D., Rodina, L, Yaylaci, S., Goldin, J., & G. Owen (2017). Water Materialities and Participatory Governance: Implications of water quality and access for participatory engagement in Accra Ghana and Cape Town, South Africa. Society & Natural Resources 31(1):89-105.

Luker, E. & L. Rodina (2017) Policy brief: The Future of Drought Management for Cape Town- Summary for Policy Makers. The University of British Columbia, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability.

Harris, L. (2017 in press). Political ecologies of the state: Recent interventions and questions going forwardPolitical Geography: 1-3. Preprint PDF of the article here.

Joe, N., K. Bakker & L. Harris. (2017) Perspectives on the BC Water Sustainability Act: First Nations respond to water governance reform in British Columbia. Vancouver, BC: Program on Water Governance.   DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.14041.31840

Yates, J., N. Wilson & L. Harris. (In press, 2017). Multiple Ontologies of Water: politics, conflict and implications for governanceEnvironment and Planning D: Society and SpaceDOI: 10.1177/0263775817700395. 

Jollymore A., K. McFarlane & L. Harris. (In press, 2017). Whose input counts? Evaluating the process and outcomes of public consultation through the BC Water Act Modernization.  Critical Policy Studies. DOI: 10.1080/19460171.2017.1282377. Preprint PDF of the article here.

Rodina, L. (2017). Reflections on water ethics and the human right to water in Khayelitsha, South Africa. In: R. Ziegler and D. Groenfeldt (Eds). Global Water Ethics: Towards a global ethics charter. London and New York, Routledge.

Ziervogel, G., Pelling, M., Cartwright, A., Chu, E., Deshpande, T., Harris, L., Hyams, K., Kaunda, J., Klaus, B., Kavya, M., Pasquini, L., Pharoah, R., Rodina, L., Scott, D. and P. Zweig. (2017) Inserting rights and justice into urban resilience : a focus on everyday riskEnvironment and Urbanization. DOI:10.1177/0956247816686905.


Beck, T., L. Rodina, E. Luker & L. Harris. (2016). Institutional and Policy Mapping of the Water Sector in South Africa. The University of British Columbia, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability.

Beck, T., L. Harris & E. Luker. (2016). Institutional and Policy Mapping of the Water Sector in Ghana. The University of British Columbia, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability.

Harris, L., L. Rodina, E. Luker, A. Darkwah & J. Goldin. (2016). Water Access in underserved areas of Accra, Ghana and Cape Town, South Africa. 2012 Survey Report. The University of British Columbia, Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability.

Jollymore, A., K. McFarlane & L. M. Harris. (2016). Whose input counts? Public consultation and the BC Water Sustainability Act. The University of British Columbia, Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability. PoWG EDGES policy brief.

Dunn, G., L. Harris & K. Bakker. (in press). Canadian Drinking Water Policy: Jurisdictional Variation in the Context of Decentralized Water Governance. In: S. Renzetti & D. P. Dupont (Eds) Water Policy and Governance in Canada. Springer International Publishing.

Rodina, L. & L. Harris. (2016). Resilience in South Africa’s urban water landscape. Op-Ed: The Conversation.

Morinville, C & L. Harris (2016) Policy brief: Analyzing participatory urban water governance in Accra, Ghana. The University of British Columbia, Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability.

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.

Rodina, L & L. M. Harris (2016). Water Services, Lived Citizenship, and Notions of the State in Marginalised Urban Spaces: The case of Khayelitsha, South AfricaWater Alternatives 9(2): 336-355.

Rodina, L. (2016). Human right to water in Khayelitsha, South Africa – Lessons from a ‘lived experiences’ perspective. Geoforum 72: 58-66. doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2016.04.003

Simms, R., Harris, L. M., Joe, N., & Bakker, K. (2016). Navigating the Tensions in Collaborative Watershed Governance: Water Governance and Indigenous Communities in British Columbia, Canada. Geoforum 73: 6–16.

Harris, L. M., Kleiber, D., Goldin, J., Darkwah, A., and C. Morinville (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 StudiesDOI:10.1080/09589236.2016.1150819

McDowell, G., Ford. J., Jones. J. (2016) 25 years of community-level climate change vulnerability research: Trends, progress, and future directionsEnvironmental Research Letters. 11:033001

McKenzie, S. (2016) Review: Improving International Investment Agreements by Armand de Mestral (Ed.), Human Rights Review, March, 2016.

Dosas, A., Omstedt, M., Olmsted, P., Iaci, N., Zare S., McKenzie S.,(2016) “Inequality Explained: 7 ways climate change and inequality are connected”,, January 14, 2016.

Luker, E., Rodina, L., & Harris, L.M. (2016) Water Equity and Resilience Workshop, Stellenbosch, South Africa, August 24-26, 2016.


McKenzie, S. (2015) Ecology: Water Governance’s Missing Link. In: Governing Access to Essential Resources, K. Pistor and O.De Schutter (Eds), pp. 251-269. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

McKenzie, S. (2015) Yakye Axa v. Paraguay: Upholding and Framing the Human Right to Water. In: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Theory and Practice, Present and Future, pp. 239-255. Cambridge, UK: Intersentia.

McKenzie, S. O. (2015) Governing Transboundary Waters: Canada, the United States, and Indigenous Communities. The AAG Review of Books, 3(4): 187-189, DOI:10.1080/2325548X.2015.1077435

Branch, T. A and D. Kleiber (2015). Should we call them fishers or fishermen? Fish and Fisheries, DOI: 10.1111/faf.12130

Morales, M. C. (2015) My pipes say I am powerful: belonging and class as constructed through our sewers. WIREs Water. DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1108

Roa-García, M.C. and S. Brown (2015). Assessing equity and sustainability of water allocation in ColombiaLocal Environment. DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2015.1070816

McDowell, G. et al. (in press) Adaptation, Adaptation Science, and the Status of Adaptation in Mountain Regions. In Climate Change Adaptation Strategies: An upstream – downstream lens, eds. Huggel, C., Salzmann, N., Ziervogel, G.,  & Nussbaumer, S. Springer.

Ford, J., … McDowell, G., et al. (2015) Community-based adaptation research in the ArcticWIREs Climate Change. doi: 10.1002/wcc376.

Ford, J. D., McDowell, G., & T. Pearce (2015). The adaptation challenge in the Arctic. Nature Climate Change 5(12): 1046–1053.

Goldstein, J. and J. S. Yates (forthcoming). Introduction: rendering land investable. Geoforum, special issue (accepted by the editorial board).

Yates J. S. (2015). Everyday Moral Economies: Food, Politics, and Scale in Cuba” by Marisa Wilson, Wiley Blackwell, Chichester, 2014, xxvi + 232p., paperback. The Canadian Geographer (early online view)

Tremblay, C and B. Jayme (2015). Community knowledge co-creation through participatory video. Journal of Action Research 13(3): 298-314.

Harris, L., Phartiyal, J., Scott, D. and M. Peloso (2015) Women Talking about Water: Feminist Subjectivities and Intersectional Understandings. Canadian Women’s Studies Journal, Les Cahiers de la Femme, Special Issue on Women and Water, 30(2/3): 15-24

Harris, L. (2015) Scalar Politics, Networks and Power in Water Governance. In: E. Norman, C. Cook and A. Cohen (Eds) Negotiating Water Governance: Why the Politics of Scale Matter, Ashgate: pp. 226-250.

Dunn, G,  Harris, L & K. Bakker (2015) Microbial Risk Governance: Challenges and Opportunities in Canada. Canadian Water Resources Journal 40(3): 237-249

Harris, L., Rodina, L. &  C. Morinville (2015). Revisiting the Human Right to Water from an Environmental Justice LensPolitics, Groups and Identities 3(4): 660-665.

Harris, L. (2015) Hegemonic Water and Rethinking Natures Otherwise. In: W. Harcourt and I. L. Nelson (Eds) Practicing Feminist Political EcologiesZed Books: London, pp. 157-181.

Harris, L. (2015). Foreword. In: S. Buechler and A-M S. Hanson (Eds) A Political Ecology of Women, Water and Global Environmental ChangeRoutledge: London

Harris, L. (2015) Deconstructing the Map after 25 Years: Furthering Engagements with Social Theory.Cartographica 50(1): 50-53.

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


Yates, J. S. (2014). Historicizing ethnodevelopment: kamayoq and political-economic integration across governance regimes in the Peruvian Andes. Journal of Historical Geography, 46: 53-65.

Yates, J. S., & K. Bakker (2014). Debating the ‘post-neoliberal turn’ in Latin America. Progress in Human Geography, 38(1): 62 – 91.

Yates J. S. (2014). “Power and politics in the governance of community-based adaptation”. In: Ensor, J., Berger, R., and Huq, S. (Eds.) Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change: Emerging Lessons. Rugby: Practical Action Publishing. Pp.15-34.

Morales M, Harris L., and G. Öberg (2014) Citizenshit: the right to flush and the urban sanitation imaginary. Environment and Planning A, 46(12): 2816 – 2833. Access to preprint version here.

McDowell, G. et al. (2014). Adaptation to climate change in glaciated mountain regions. Climatic Change 126:77-91

Carey, M., McDowell, Get al. (2014). Integrated Approaches to Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Dynamic Socio-Cryospheric Systems. In Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks and Disasters, eds. W, Haeberli & C. Whiteman. Elsevier.

Ford, J., McDowell, G. Jones, J. (2014). The state of climate change adaptation in the Arctic. Environmental Research Letters. 9:104005-104014

McDowell, Gand Ford, J. (2014). The socio-ecological dimensions of hydrocarbon development in the Disko Bay region of Greenland: Opportunities, risks, and tradeoffs. Applied Geography 46:98-110.

Gutberlet, J., Tremblay C. and C. Moraes (2014). The Community-Based Research Tradition in Latin America. In: R. Munck, L. MacIlrath, B. Hall and R. Tandon (Eds). Higher Education and Community Based ResearchPalgrave Macmillan: London, UK.

Tremblay, C and B.L. Hall. (2014). Learning from community-university research partnerships: A Canadian study on community impact and conditions for success. International Journal of Action Research 10(3): 376-404.

Tremblay, C and A. M. Peredo. (2014). Participatory video as an approach for strengthening collective social entrepreneurship: The recycling cooperative movement in Brazil. In: J. Short (Ed). Social Entrepreneurship and Research Methods, pp.189-214. Emerald Books: Bingley, UK.

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

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

Rodina, L. (2014) Implementation of the Human Right to Water in Khayelitsha, South Africa – lessons from a ‘lived experiences’ perspective. IRES Working Paper Series.

Roa-García, M.C.(2014). Equity, efficiency and sustainability in water allocation in the Andes: Trade-offs in a full worldWater Alternatives 7(2): 298-319

Roa-García, M.C., Brown, S. & L.M. Lavkulich (2014). Stream closure and water allocation in the the Colombian Andes. Int. J. Water 8(2):128-148.

Roa-García, M.C., & A. Pulido-Rozo (2014). The Challenge of Urban-Rural Equity in Water Access for Domestic Use in ColombiaAmbiente y Sostenibilidad 4(2014): 3-15.

Paton, V. O., Reith, C. C., Harden, K. K., Abaurre, R., & C. Tremblay. (2014). Boundary Spanning: Engagement Across Disciplines, Communities, and Geography. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement 18(3): 1-18.  

Morales, M. & L. Harris (2014). Using Subjectivity and Emotion to Reconsider Participatory Natural Resource ManagementWorld Development 64(2014): 703-712.

Dunn, G., Bakker, K., & L. Harris (2014). Drinking Water Quality Guidelines across Canadian Provinces and Territories: Jurisdictional Variation in the Context of Decentralized Water GovernanceInt. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 11: 4634-4651.

Harris, L. (2014). Imaginative Geographies of Green: Difference, Postcoloniality, and Affect in Environmental Narratives in Contemporary TurkeyAnnals of the Association of American Geographers, 104 (2): 801-815.

Dunn, G., Henrich, N., Holmes, B., Harris, L. & N. Prystajecky (2014). Microbial water quality communication: public and practitioner insights from British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Water and Health, 12(3): 584–595.

Kleiber, D., Harris, L.M., & A. Vincent (2014). Gender and small-scale fisheries: a case for counting women and beyond. Fish and Fisheries, Feb 2014 Early View.

Peloso, M & C. Morinville. (2014). ‘Chasing for water’: Everyday practices of water access in peri-urban Ashaiman, GhanaWater Alternatives 7(1): 140-159.

Kleiber, D., Harris, L. M., & A.C.J. Vincent (2014). Improving fisheries estimates by including women’s catch in the Central PhilippinesCanadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Online.1139/cjfas-2013-0177

Cohen, A. & L. Harris (2014). Performing Scale: Watersheds as “Natural” Governance Units in the Canadian Context. In: M.R. Glass & R. Rose-Redwood, Eds (2014) Perfomativity, Politics, and the Production of Social Space. New York and London: Routledge. 

Harris, L. and M. Islar. (2014). Neoliberalism, Nature and Changing Modalities of Environmental Governance in Contemporary Turkey. In: Atasoy, Y., Ed. (2014). Global Economic Crisis and the Politics of Diversity. London and New York: Palgrave MacMillan

Dunn, G., Harris, L., Cook, K. & N. Prystajecky. (2014). A comparative analysis of current microbial water quality risk assessment and management practices in British Columbia and Ontario, Canada. Science of the Total Environment458-469(2014): 544-552.

Wilson, Nicole J. (2014). The Politics of Adaptation: Subsistence Livelihoods and Vulnerability to Climate Change in the Koyukon Athabascan Village of Ruby, AlaskaHuman Ecology 42 (1): 87–101. doi:10.1007/s10745-013-9619-3.


Ford, J., McDowell, G. et al. (2013). The dynamic multi-scale nature of climate change vulnerability: An Inuit harvesting example. Annals of the American Association of Geographers 103:1193-1211.

McDowell, G. et al. (2013). Climate-related hydrological change and human vulnerability in remote mountain regions: A case study from Khumbu, Nepal. Regional Environmental Change 13: 299-310.

Roa-Garcia, M. C., Urteaga-Crovetto, P. & R. Bustamante-Zenteno (2013). Water laws in the Andes: A promising precedent for challenging neoliberalism. Geoforum (21 December 2013) [Online].

Tremblay, C. (2013). Towards inclusive waste management: participatory video as a communication toolWaste and Resource Management 166(WR4):177-186.

Harris, L. (2013). Elements of Feminist Political Ecology and Capabilities. In J. Goldin (Ed). Water and Capabilities Special Issue. E-bulletin of the Human Development and Capability Association (December 2013).

Bakker, K. & C. Morinville. (2013). The governance dimensions of water security: a review. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 371: 20130116.

Sameer H. Shah & Robert B. Gibson. (2013): Large dam development in India: sustainability criteria for the assessment of critical river basin infrastructure. International Journal of River Basin Management, 11(1): 33-53.

Harris, L. & M. C. Roa-García. (2013).Recent waves of water governance: Constitutional reform and resistance to neoliberalization in Latin America (1990–2012)Geoforum 50: 20-30. 

Morinville, C., & L. Rodina. (2013). Rethinking the Human Right to Water: Water Access and Dispossession in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game ReserveGeoforum, 49: 150-159.

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

Harris, L. & C. Morinville (2013). Improving Participatory Water Governance in Accra, Ghana. Africa Initiative Policy Brief No. 7, CIGI Africa Initiative Policy Brief Series.

Emily Anderson, Kieran M. Findlater, Olivia E. Freeman, Jordan Levine, Cynthia Morinville, Megan Peloso, Lucy Rodina, Gerard Singh, Dawit Tesfamichael, Leila Harris, Hisham Zerriffi (2012). Bridging Disciplinary and Professional Divides to Improve International Development Research at Universities. In: W. Leal Filho, Ed. (2012). Sustainable Development at Universities: New Horizons. Frankfurt, Peter Lang Publishers: 753-770.

Simms, R. B. (2013). Book Review: Mascarenhas, M. (2012). Where the Waters Divide: Neoliberalism, White Privilege, and Environmental Racism in CanadaThe International Indigenous Policy Journal, 4(3): 1-4.


Yates, J. S. (2012). Uneven interventions and the scalar politics of governing livelihood adaptation in rural Nepal. Global Environmental Change, 22(2): 537-546.

Harris, L. (2012). State as Socio-Natural Effect: Variable and Emergent Geographies of the State in Southeastern TurkeyComparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 32(1), 25-39.


Yates, J. S. (2011). Community-based watershed management for successful adaptation to climate change in rural Nepal. Waterlines, 30(2): 106 – 121.

Yates, J. S. and Gutberlet, J. (2011). Enhancing livelihoods and the urban environment: The local political framework for integrated organic waste management in Diadema, Brazil. Journal of Development Studies, 47(4):639 – 656.

Yates, J. S. and Gutberlet, J. (2011). Re-claiming and re-circulating urban natures: Integrated organic waste management in Diadema, Brazil. Environment and Planning A, 43(9): 2109 – 2124.

Harris, L. (2011). “Salts, Soils and (un)sustainabilities? Analyzing Narratives of Environmental Change in Southeastern Turkey” in D. Davis and E. Burke III, Environmental Imaginaries of the Middle East, University of Ohio Press, 192-217.

Kassam, K.-A.S., Baumflek, M., Ruelle, M., Wilson, N., 2011. Human Ecology of Vulnerability, Resilience, and Adaptation: Case Studies of Climate Change from High Latitudes and Altitudes. In: Blanco, J., Kheradmand, H. (Eds.), Climate Change – Socioeconomic Effects. Intech, pp. 217–236.

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

Harris, L. (2011). Neo(liberal) citizens of Europe: politics, scales, and visibilities of environmental citizenship in contemporary Turkey. Citizenship Studies, 15(6-7): 837-859.


Harris, L. and Alatout, S. (2010). Negotiating Hydro-Scales, Forging States: Comparison of the Upper Tigris/Euphrates and Jordan River Basins. Political Geography 29: 148-156. Preprint PDF of the article here.


Harris, L. (2009). States at the Limit: Tracing Evolving State-Society Relations in the Borderlands of Southeastern Turkey. European Journal of Turkish Studies 10.

Harris, L. (2009). Contested Sustainabilities: Assessing Narratives of Environmental Change in Southeastern Turkey. Local Environment 14 (8): 699-720. Preprint PDF of the article here.

Harris, L. (2009). Gender and Emergent Water Governance: Comparative Overview of Neoliberalized Natures and Gender Dimensions of Privatization, Devolution and Marketization. Gender, Place and Culture 16 (4): 387-408. Preprint PDF of the article here.


Harris. L. (2008). Water Rich, Resource Poor: Intersections of Gender, Poverty, and Vulnerability in Newly Irrigated Areas of Southeastern Turkey. World Development 36(12): 2643-2662.

Harris, L. (2008). Modernizing the Nation. Postcolonialism, Postdevelopment, and Ambivalent Spaces of Difference in Southeastern Turkey. Geoforum 39: 1698-1708. Preprint PDF of the article here.


Hazen, H. and Harris, L. (2007). Limits of territorially-focused conservation: A critical assessment based on cartographic and geographic approaches.  Environmental Conservation 35 (1): 1-11. Preprint PDF of the article here.

Harris, L. (2006). Irrigation, Gender, and Social Geographies of the Changing Waterscape in Southeastern Anatolia. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 24 (2): 187–213. Preprint PDF of the article here.


Harris, L. and Hazen, H. (2006). Power of Maps: (Counter)-mapping for Conservation. Acme International E-journal of Critical Geographies. 4 (1): 99–130. Preprint PDF of the article here.

Harris, L. and Harrower, M. (2006). Critical Interventions and Lingering Concerns: Critical Cartography/GISci, Social Theory, and Alternative Possible Futures. Acme International E-journal of Critical Geographies. 4 (1): 1–10. Preprint PDF of the article here.


Harris, L. and Atalan, N. (2002/2004). Developing Women’s Spaces: Evaluation of the Importance of Sex-segregated Spaces for Gender and Development Goals in Southeastern Turkey. Kadin/Woman 2000 3(2): 17–46. Preprint PDF of the article here.

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