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Peer-reviewed Journal Publications


Smajgl, A. (2018) Ecosystems and Economic Growth in the Mekong. Ecological Economics. In review

Smajgl, A., Ward, J., and Nuangnong T. (2018) Development trade-offs and socio-ecological feedbacks in the Mekong. journal Water Resource Management. In review

Hammond, J., vanWijk, M.T., Smajgl, A., Ward, J., Pagella, T., Xu, J., Su, Y., Yi, Z., Harrison., R.D. (2017) Farm types and farmer motivations to adapt: Implications for design of sustainable agricultural interventions in the rubber plantations of South West China. Agricultural Systems, 154, (2017), 1-12.

Dave, S. Basant L Maheshwari, Maria Varua, Roger Packham, John Ward. (2018) Development of Visual Cues for Understanding the Influence of Access to Groundwater on Community Wellbeing in India. Journal of Hydrology. In review.


Dave, S. Basant L Maheshwari, Maria Varua, Roger Packham, John Ward. (2018) Communicating Farmers’ Priorities for Sustainable Management of Aquifer Recharge in two watersheds in India – A Subjective Wellbeing Approach. In review.


Rai S Kookana, Basant Maheshwari, Peter Dillon, Seema H Dave, Prahlad Soni, Hakimuddin Bohra, Yogita Dashora, Ramesh C Purohit, John Ward, Sachin Oza, Pratibha Katara, Kamal K Yadave, Maria E Varua, Harsharn Grewal, Roger Packham, Anand S Jodh and Ashishkumar Patel. (2016). Groundwater scarcity impact on inclusiveness and women empowerment: Insights from school absenteeism of female students in two watersheds in India. International Journal of Inclusive Education, (2016).


Maheshwari, B.; Varua, M.; Ward, J.; Packham, R.; Chinnasamy, P.; Dashora, Y.; Dave, S.; Soni, P.; Dillon, P.; Purohit, R.; Hakimuddin; Shah, T.; Oza, S.; Singh, P.; Prathapar, S.; Patel, A.; Jadeja, Y.; Thaker, B.; Kookana, R.; Grewal, H.; Yadav, K.; Mittal, H.; Chew, M.; Rao, P. (2014) The Role of Transdisciplinary Approach and Community Participation in Village Scale Groundwater Management: Insights from Gujarat and Rajasthan, India. Water 2014, 6, 3386-3408 doi:10.3390/w6113386 


MARVI – Managing Aquifer Recharge and Sustaining Groundwater Use through Village-level Intervention (2018) B. Maheshwari, P. Dillon, J. Ward, T. Shah, R. Kookana, S. Oza, Y. Jadeja, R.C. Purohit, R. Packham, M. Varua, H. Grewal, P.K. Singh, P. Soni, Y. Dashora, P. Chinnasamy, M. Chew, L. Daley, S. Prathapar, B. Thakar, M. Sharma, A.S. Jodha and D. Nagar. GRIPP Series, IWMI. South Africa. In review.


Ward, J., Varua, M.E., Maheshwari, B., Oza, S., Purohit, R., Hakimuddin and Dave, S.  (2016) Exploring the Relationship Between Subjective Wellbeing and Groundwater Attitudes and Practices of Farmers in Rural India. Journal of Hydrology 540: 1-16.


Varua, M. E., Ward, J., Maheshwari, B., Oza, S., Purohit, R., Hakimuddin, and Chinnasamy, P. (2016). Assisting community management of groundwater: irrigator attitudes in two watersheds in Rajasthan and Gujarat, India. Journal of Hydrology 537: pp171-186.


Varua, M.E., Ward, J, Maheshwari, B, Dave, S and Kookana, R (2018) Groundwater management and gender inequalities: The case of two watersheds in rural India. Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 6: pp 93-100. 

Smajgl, A., Toan, T.Q., Nhan, D.K., Ward, J., Trung, N.H. , Tri, L.Q., Tri, V.P.D., Vu, P.T. (2015). Responding to rising sea-levels in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. Nature Climate Change, 5, 167-174.


Smajgl, A., Foran, T., Dore, J., Ward, J., & Larson, S. (2015). Visions, beliefs and transformation: Exploring cross-sector and trans-boundary dynamics in the wider Mekong region. Ecology and Society, 20(2):15.


Smajgl, A., & Ward, J. (2015). A design protocol for research impact evaluation: Development investments of the Mekong region. Journal of Environmental Management, 157, 311-319.


Smajgl A, Xu, J, Egan, S., YI, Z.-F., Su, Y.,Ward J, 2015. Assessing the Effectiveness of Payments for Ecosystem Services for Diversifying Rubber in Yunnan, China. Environmental Modelling and Software, 69, 187-195.


Hassenforder, E., Smajgl, A., Ward, J. 2015. Towards understanding participatory processes: Framework, application and results. Journal of Environmental Management, 157, 84-95. 


Zomer, R. , Trabucco, A., Wang, M., Lang, R. , Chen, H., Metzger, M.J., Smajgl, A., Beckschäfer, P., Xu, J. (2014). Environmental Stratification and Projected Climate Change Impacts on Biodiversity, Terrestrial Ecosystems, and Rubber Production in Yunnan Province, China. Biological Conservation, 170, 264-273.


Smajgl A, Ward J, 2013. A framework to bridge science and policy in the assessment of complex futures. Futures, 52(8), 52-58.   


Foran T, Kemp-Benedikt E, Ward J, Smajgl A, 2013. A technique for developing detailed foresight narratives. Ecology & Society, 18(4).6.


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