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Research Area: Water Sustainability


  • Phare, M-A, Simms, R., Brandes, O.M., & Miltenberger, M. (2017, September). Collaborative Consent and British Columbia’s Water: Towards Watershed Co-Governance. Victoria, Canada: POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria.

  • Overduin, N. & Moore, M-L. (2017). Social license to operate: Not a proxy for accountability in water governance. Geoforum, 85 (2017), 72–81.


  • Baird, J., Plummer, R., Moore, M-L., & Brandes, O.M. (2016). Introducing Resilience Practice to Watershed Groups: What are the Learning Effects? Society & Natural Resources, 1–16, available online January 26, 2016.

  • Brandes, O.M., Morris T., Archer, J.L., Brandes, L., Moore, M.L., O’Riordan, J., & Overduin, N. (2016, June). Illumination: Insights and Perspectives for Building Effective Watershed Governance in B.C. Victoria, Canada: POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria.

  • Brandes, O.M. & Simms, R. (2016, September). Top 5 Water Challenges that will Define British Columbia's Future. Victoria, Canada: POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria.


  • Renzetti, S., Brandes, O.M., Dupont, D.P., MacIntyre-Morris, T., & Stinchcombe K. (2015). Using demand elasticity as an alternative approach to modelling future community water demand under a conservation-oriented pricing system: An exploratory investigation.Canadian Water Resources Journal, available online January 26, 2015.

  • Brooks, D.B., Maas, C., Brandes, O.M., & Brandes, L. (2015). Applying Water Soft Path Analysis in Small Urban Areas: Four Canadian Case Studies. International Journal of Water Resources Development, available online January 14, 2015.

  • Plummer, R., Baird, J., Moore, M-L, Brandes, O.M., Imhof, J., & Krievens, K. (2015). Governance of Aquatic Systems: What Characterizes Resilience? International Journal of Water Governance, 4(2014), 1–18.

  • Christensen, R. and Brandes, O.M. (2015, June). California's Oranges and B.C.'s Apples? Lessons for B.C. from California Groundwater Reform. Victoria, Canada: POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria/Ecojustice.

  • Krievins, K., Baird, J., Plummer, R., Brandes, O.M., Curry, A., Imhof, J., Mitchell, S., Moore, M-L., & Gerger-Swartling, A. (2015). Resilience in a Watershed Governance Context: A Primer. St. Catharines, Canada: Environmental Sustainability Research Centre.