The publications listed showcase some of Western Sydney University’s research into environmental sustainability.
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Attwater, R. and Derry, C. (2017), ‘Achieving Resilience through water recycling in peri-urban agriculture’, Water, vol 9, iss 3.
Attwater, R., Anderson, L. and Derry, C. (2016), ‘Agricultural risk management of a peri-urban water recycling scheme to meet mixed land-use needs’, Agricultural Water Management, vol 176, pp 266-269.
Derry, C. and Attwater, R. (2014), ‘Regrowth of enterococci indicator in an open recycled-water impoundment’, Science of The Total Environment, vol 468, pp 63-67.
Merson, J., Attwater, R., Ampt, P., Wildman, H. and Chapple, R. (2010), ‘The challenges to urban agriculture in the Sydney basin and lower Blue Mountains region of Australia’, International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, vol 8, iss 1-2, pp 72-85.
Anderson, L. and Burgin, S. (2008), ‘Patterns of bird predation on reptiles in small woodland remnant edges in peri-urban north-western Sydney, Australia’ Landscape Ecology, vol 23, iss 9, pp 1039-1047.
Chen, D., Attwater, R., & Luo, M. (2008), ‘Introduction to rainwater management in Australia and suggestions for China’s water problems’, Journal Of Chongqing University, vol 7, iss 1, pp 8-16.
Attwater, R. and Merson, J. (2007), ‘Resilience of agri-industries neighbouring the Blue Mountains world heritage area’, Systems Research and Behavioral Science, vol 24, iss 2, pp 249-252.
Derry, C. and Attwater, R. (2006), ‘Risk perception relating to effluent reuse on a university campus’, Water - Journal of the Australian Water Association, June, pp 27-32.
Derry, C., Attwater, R. and Booth, S. (2006), ‘Rapid health-risk assessment of effluent irrigation on an Australian university campus’, International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, vol 209, pp 159-171.
Attwater, R., Aiken, J., Beveridge, G., Booth, C.A. (Sandy), Derry, C., Shams, R. and Stewart, J. (2006), ‘An adaptive systems toolkit for managing the Hawkesbury recycling scheme’, Desalination, vol188, iss 1-3, pp 21-30.
Attwater, R. and Derry, C. (2005), ‘Engaging communities of practice for risk communication in the Hawkesbury Water Recycling Scheme’, Action Research (Special issue on sustainability), vol 3, iss 2, pp 193-209.
Attwater, R., Booth, S. and Guthrie, A. (2005), ‘The role of contestable concepts in transdisciplinary management of water in the landscape’, Systems Research and Behavioural Science, vol 22, pp 185-192.
Booth, C.A., Attwater, R., Derry, C. and Simmons, B. (2003), ‘The Hawkesbury Water Reuse Scheme’ Water – Journal of the Australian Water Association, vol 30, iss 5, pp 42-44.
Derry C.W., Booth, S. and Attwater R., (2003), ‘A risk management approach to sustainable water reuse’ Environmental Health, vol 3, pp 34-43.
Attwater, R. Booth, S., Davey, P. and Guthrie, A. (2002), ‘Opportunities for investment in stormwater and wastewater in the Hawkesbury-Nepean’, Australian Journal of Environmental Management, vol 9,iss 3, pp169-184.
Anderson, L. and Burgin, S (2002), ‘The influence of woodland remnant edges on small skinks (Richmond, New South Wales)’, Austral Ecology, vol 27, pp 630–637.
Attwater, R. (2000), ‘Pluralism, economic rhetoric, and common property’, Systemic Practice and Action Research, vol 13, iss 4, pp 543-557.
Attwater, R. (1999), ‘Pragmatist philosophy and soft systems in an upland Thai catchment’, Systems Research and Behavioral Science, vol 16, iss 4, pp 299-309.
Chapters in Books
Attwater, R. (2014), 'Meta-methodology', The Sage Encyclopedia of Action Research, Sage 9781849200271.
Attwater, R., Booth, C., Simmons, B. and Yadava, R. (2003), 'Community based water resource management and workable common property', Water Resources System Operation, Allied Publishers 817764548X.
Attwater, L., Attwater, R., Catchlove, R., Yu, Y., Shi, Y., Xu, W. and Huang, Z. (2003), 'Towards the adaptive management of urban diffuse source pollution and stormwater', Water problem research and development - Assembly of Chinese first national water problem research forum (in Chinese), Hubei Science and Technology Press 7535230997
Merson, J., Attwater, R., Booth, S., Mulley, R., Ampt, P., Wildman, H., Nugent, M., Hooper, S., Campbell, M. and Chapple, R. (2009), ‘Urban Expansion and Sensitive Environments, Assessing The Role of Agri-Industries as Landscape Buffers to The Neighbouring Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area’,: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation 1741518296