Journal Articles

Some theme-relevant journal article publications authored or co-authored by our members and partners are listed below:

Alessi, D.S., Sharak, A.Z., Gehman, J., Allen, D.M. & Goss, G.G. (2017). Comparative Analysis of Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater Practices in Unconventional Shale Developments: Water Sourcing, Treatment and Disposal Practices. Canadian Water Resources Journal,  Vol. 42, pp.  105-121. doi:10.1080/07011784.2016.1238782. 


Tariku, T. B. & Gan, T. Y. (2017). Sensitivity of the Weather Research and Forecasting model to parameterization schemes for regional climate for Nile River Basin. Climate Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-017-3870-z


Li, J., Y., Chen, D., Gan, T.Y., and Lau, G.N.C., (2017). Elevated increases in human-perceived temperature under climate warming, in press. Nature Climate Change, Nature Publishing Group.


Gharib, A., Davies, E. G. R., Goss, G. G., & Faramarzi, M. (2017). Assessment of the combined effects of threshold selection and parameter estimation of Generalized Pareto Distribution with applications to flood frequency analysis. Water 9, 692, 17 pages. doi: 10.3390/w9090692.


Welchman, J. (2017). How much is tha mammoth in the window? Ethics, Policy & Environment,  Vol. 20, pp. 41-43.


Schoen, M. E.; Xue, X.; Wood, A.; Hawkins, T. R.; Garland, J. & Ashbolt, N. J. (2017). Cost, energy, global warming, eutrophication and local human health impacts of community water and sanitation service options. Water Res 2017, 109, (1), 186–195.



Dong, C., Dong, X., Gehman, J. & Lefsrud, L.M. (2017). Using BP Neural Networks to Prioritize Risk Management Approaches for China’s Unconventional Shale Gas Industry. Sustainability. 9: 979. doi:10.3390/su9060979. 


Notte, C., Allen, D.M., Gehman, J., Alessi, D.S. & Goss, G.G. (2017). Comparative Analysis of Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater Practices in Unconventional Shale Developments: Regulatory Regimes. Canadian Water Resources Journal. 42: 122-137. doi:10.1080/07011784.2016.1218795. 


Liu, Y., Hejazi, M., Kim, S., Kyle, P., Davies, E., Miralles, D.G., Teuling, A.J., He, Y., & Niyogi, D. (2016). Global energy consumption for water use. Environmental Science and Technology, 50(17): 9736-9745.


Gizaw, M. & Gan, T. Y., (2016). Impact of Climate Change and El Niño Episodes on Droughts in sub-Saharan Africa. Climate Dynamics49(1-2), 665-682. doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3366-2.


Kyle, P., Johnson, N., Davies, E., Bijl, D. L., Mouratiadou, I., Bevione, M., Drouet, L., Fujimori, S., Liu, Y.,and Hejazi, M. (2016). Setting the system boundaries of “energy for water” for integrated modelingEnvironmental Science and Technology 50(17): 8930-8931.


Islam, Z.,  Gan, T. Y. (2016). Combined Impacts of Climate Change and ENSO on Surface Water Management of South Saskatchewan River Basin. Journal of Water Resources and Management. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452 .0000683


Gehman, J., Thompson, D.Y., Alessi, D.S., Allen, D.M. & Goss, G.G. (2016). Comparative Analysis of Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater Practices in Unconventional Shale Development: Newspaper Coverage of Stakeholder Concerns and Social License to Operate. Sustainability. 8: 912.doi:10.3390/su8090912. 


Xue, X.; Hawkins, T. R.; Schoen, M. E.; Garland, J.; Ashbolt, N. J. (2016). Comparing the life cycle energy consumption, global warming and eutrophication potentials of several water and waste service options. Water, 8(4), w8040154.


Etzion, D., Gehman, J., Ferraro, F., & Avidan, M. (2017). Unleashing Sustainability Transformations through Robust Action. Journal of Cleaner Production. 140: 167-178. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.06.064.


Gehman, J., Lefsrud, L.M., Lounsbury, M. & Lu, C. (2016). Perspectives on Energy and Environment Risks with Implications for Canadian Energy Development. Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology. 16: 384-388. doi:10.2113/gscpgbull.64.2.384.


Colton, J., Corscadden, K., Fast, S.,  Gattinger, M., Gehman,  J., Martha, H.F., Morgan, D. Sayers, J., Winter, J., & Yatchew, A. (2016). Energy Projects, Social Licence, Public Acceptance and Regulatory Systems in Canada: A White Paper. Available at SSRN: or


Duggleby, W., Robinson, C. A., Kaasalainen, S., Pesut, B., Nekolaichuk, C., MacLeod, R., ... & Williams, A. (2016). Developing Navigation Competencies to Care for Older Rural Adults with Advanced Illness. Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue canadienne du vieillissement35(02), 206-214. doi:10.1017/S0714980816000131. 


Etzion, D., Avidan, M., Franks, K., Ruderman, S. & Gehman, J. (2016). The Effectiveness of Fracking Disclosure Regimes in Canada. Available at SSRN:


Garud, R., Gehman, J., Kumaraswamy, A., & Tuertscher, P. (2016). From the Process of Innovation to Innovation as Process (January 20, 2016). The Sage Handbook of Process Organization Studies, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN:


Kim, S. H., Hejazi, M., Liu, L., Calvin, K., Clarke, L., Edmonds, J., Kyle, P., Patel, P., Wise, M., & Davies, E. (2016). Balancing global water availability and use at basin scale in an integrated assessment model of energy, economy, land use, and climate. Climatic Change 136: 217-231. doi: 10.​1007/​s10584-016-1604-6.


Misra, M. (2016). Smallholder agriculture and climate change adaptation in Bangladesh: questioning the technological optimism.  Climate and Development. Available at:


Welchman, J. (2016). Attak of the Hybrid Swarm. Ethics, Policy & Environment, Vol. 18, pp. 41-43.


Etzion, D., Gehman, J., Ferraro, F.,  Avidan, M. A. (2015). Unleashing Sustainability Transformations Through Robust Action. Journal of Cleaner Production, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN:


Jiang, R., Gan, T. Y., Xie, J., Ni, W., & Kuo, C. C. (2015). Historical and Potential Changes of Precipitation and Temperature of Alberta subjected to Climate Change Impact: 1900-2100. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Climatology, DOI: 10.1007/s00704-015-1664-y.


Gehman, J., Lefsrud, L. M., Lounsbury, M., Lu, C. (2015). Perspectives on Energy and Environment Risks: With Implications for Canadian Energy Development. Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: or


Gan, T. Y., Ito, M., Huelsmann, S., Qin,  X., Lu, X., Liong, S.Y., Rutschman, P., Disse, M. & Koivosalo, H. (2015). Possible climate change/variability and human impacts, vulnerability of African drought prone regions, its water resources and capacity building. Hydrological Sciences Journal, DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2015.1057143.


Islam, Z., and Gan, T. Y. (2015). Future Irrigation Demand of South Saskatchewan River Basin under the Combined Impacts of Climate Change and El Niño Southern Oscillation, Water Resources Management, 29(6), 2091-2105. DOI: 10.1007/s11269-015-0930-1.


Tan, X., and Gan, T. Y. (2015). Contribution of human and climate change impacts to changes in streamflow of Canada, Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group, 5:17767. DOI: 10.1038/srep17767.


Goss, Greg and Alessi, Daniel and Allen, Diana and Gehman, Joel and Brisbois, Jason and Kletke, Stefanie and Zolfaghari, Ashkan and Notte, Chelsea and Thompson, Yvette and Hong, Kailun and Covalski, Victor and Araujo Neto, Wladimir and Prosser, Chloe, Unconventional Wastewater Management: A

Comparative Review and Analysis of Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater Management Practices Across Four North American Basins (September 1, 2015). 

Canadian Water Network, 2015. Available at SSRN:


Jefferies, C. (2015). "Filling the Gaps in Canada's Climate Change Strategy: All Litigation, All the Time." Fordham International Law Journal, (5), 1371.


Hallstrom, L. K., Ashton, W., Bollman, R., Gibson, R., & Johnson, T. (2015). Policy Design in Rural Manitoba: Alternatives and Opportunities in the Midst of Change. Manitoba Law Journal38, 184.


Faramarzi, M., Srinivasan, R., Iravani, M., Kevin D. Bladon, K.D., Abbaspour, K.C.,  Zehnder,  A.J., Goss,  G.G. (2015). Setting up a hydrological model of Alberta: Data discrimination analyses prior to calibration. Environmental Modelling & Software, 74 (2015), 48-65.


Wang, K. & Davies, E. G. R. A water resources simulation gaming model for the Invitational Drought Tournament. (2015). Journal of Environmental Management 160: 167-183. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.06.007.


Liu, L., Hejazi, M., Patel, P., Kyle, P., Davies, E., Zhou, Y, Clarke, L., & Edmonds, J. (2015). Water demands for electricity generation in the U.S.: Modeling different scenarios for the water–energy nexus. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 94: 318-334. doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2014.11.004.


Small, C., Cho, S., Hashisho, Z., and Ulrich, A.C., (2014). “Emissions from oil sands tailings ponds: Review of tailings pond parameters and emission estimates,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. Vol. 127, pp. 490-501.


A.K. Gobena & Gan,  T.Y. (2013). Assessment of Trends and Possible Climate Change Impacts on Summer Moisture Availability in Western Canada based on Metrics of the Palmer Drought Severity Index, Journal of Climate, AMS, 26(13), 4583-4595. DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00421.1.


Holden, A.A., Haque, S.E., Mayer, K.U., & Ulrich,  A.C. (2013). “Biogeochemical processes controlling the mobility of major ions and trace metals in aquitard sediments beneath an oil sand tailings pond: laboratory studies and reactive transport modeling,” Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, Vol. 151, pp. 55-67


Kone, M., Cologgi,  D., Lu, W.,  Smith, D., & Ulrich, A.C. (2013) "Pharmaceuticals in Canadian sewage treatment plant effluents and surface waters: occurrence and environmental risk assessment," Environmental Technology Reviews, Vol. 2, pp. 17-27.


Stewart, M., Holden, A., Haveroen,  M.E. & Ulrich, A.C. “Quantification of hydrocarbon contaminants in meltwater and sediment in a city snow pile,” ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, Vol. 139, pp. 295-301.


Kerkhoven, E., & Gan, T.Y. (2013). Differences in the Potential Hydrologic Impact of Climate Change to the Athabasca and Fraser River Basins with & without Considering the Effects of Shifts in Vegetation patterns Caused by Climate Change, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 14(3), 963-976. DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-12-011.1.


Welchman, J. (2012).  A Defense of Environmental Stewardship. Environmental Values, Vol. 21, pp. 279-316.


Kerkhoven, E., & Gan, T. Y. (2011). Differences and Sensitivities in Potential Hydrologic Impact of Climate Change to Regional-Scale Athabasca and Fraser River Basins of the Leeward and Windward Sides of the Canadian Rocky Mountains Respectively, Climatic Change, 106(4), 583-607. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-010-9958-7.


Holden,  A.A., Donahue, R. & A.C. Ulrich, A.C. (2011). “Geochemical interactions between process-affected water from oil sands tailings pond and North Alberta surficial sediments,” Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, Vol. 119, pp. 55-68.


Kerkhoven, E., & Gan, T. Y. (2006). A Modified ISBA Surface Scheme for Modeling the Hydrology of Athabasca River Basin with GCM-scale Data, Advances in Water Resources, 29(6), 808-826. DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2005.07.



Gan, T. Y. (2000). Reducing vulnerability of water resources of Canadian Prairies to potential droughts and possible climatic warming, Wat. Resou. Management, 14(2), 111-135, Kluwer Academic Publishers. DOI: 10.1023/A:1008195827031.


Lettenmaier, D.P.,  & Gan, T. Y. (1990). Hydrologic sensitivities of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Basin to global warming, Water Resour. Res., AGU, 26(1), 69-86. DOI: 10.1029/WR026i001p00069


Jean, M.-È. and Davies, E. G. R. Towards best water management policies: How current irrigation reservoir operation practices compare with theory in Alberta. Water International (in press)


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