Water allocation practices publications
Books and book chapters
Syme GJ, 2008, ‘Sustainability in urban water futures’, In: Troubled waters: confronting the crisis in Australia’s cities, Troy P (ed), 6: 99-114.
Syme GJ, Nancarrow BE, 2008, ‘Changing attitudes to urban water use and consumption’, In: Transitions: pathways towards sustainable urban development in Australia, Newton PW (ed), CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, 33: 509-519.
Syme GJ, Nancarrow BE, 2007, ‘A Western Australian perspective on managing wetlands’, In: Fresh water: new perspectives on water in Australia, Potter E, Mackinnon A, McKenzie S, McKay J (eds), Melbourne University Press, Carlton, VIC, 11: 153-168.
Syme GJ, Nancarrow BE, 2007, ‘The social and cultural aspects of sustainable water use’, In: Water In Australia. Resources for the Future, Crase L (ed), Washington, 15: 230-247.
Syme GJ, Hatfield-Dodds S, 2007, ‘The role of communication and attitudes research in the evolution of effective resource managements’, In: Managing Water for Australia: the social and institutional challenges, Hussey K, Dovers S (eds), CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, 2: 11-22.
Syme GJ, Nancarrow BE, 2006, ‘Social psychological considerations in the acceptance of reclaimed water for horticultural irrigation’, In: Growing crops with reclaimed wastewater, Stevens D (ed), CSIRO Publishing Collingwood VIC, 13: 189-196.
Syme GJ, Nancarrow BE, 2005, ‘Sharing the pain of water reallocation: creating consent by taking fairness and justice seriously’, In: Consent and Consensus, Politics, Media and Governance in Twentieth Century Australia, Cryle D, Hillier J (eds), API Network, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, 21: 371-387.
Syme GJ, 2003, ‘Essay 1: Planning, social justice research, and socially acceptable decision making, in stakeholder involvement in options assessment: promoting dialogue in meeting water and energy needs’, A Sourcebook, The World Bank, Washington, DC, Report 264/03, pp.18-25.
Jiggins J, Syme GJ, Butterworth JE, 1998, ‘Community participation in CSIRO’s Dryland Farming Systems program’, In: Farming Action Catchment Reaction: The effect of dryland farming on the natural environment, Williams J, Hook RA, Gascoigne HL (eds), CSIRO Publishing, Australia, 7: 56-64.
Syme GJ, McDonald GT, Butterworth JE, 1997, ‘Doing things differently: The policy revolution’, In: Intensive Sugarcane Production: Meeting the Challenge Beyond 2000, Keating BA, Wilson JR (eds), CAB International, Wallingford, UK, pp.491-506.
Syme GJ, 1997, ‘Risk versus standards based approaches to dam safety: The consequences for community involvement in decision making and safety management in the Australian context’, In: Dams and Safety Management at Downstream Valleys, Betâmio de Almeida A, Viseu T (eds), Balkema, Rotterdam, pp.91-101.
Syme GJ, 1995, ‘Community acceptance of risk: Trust, liability and consent’, In: Acceptable Risks for Major Infrastructure, Heinrichs P, Fell R (eds), Balkema, Rotterdam, Netherlands, pp.31-40.
Bishop BJ, Syme GJ, 1992, ‘Social Change in Rural Settings: Lessons for Community Change Agents’, In: Psychology and Social Change, Thomas D, Veno A (eds) , Dunmore, Palmerston North, pp.93-111.
Syme GJ, 1991, ‘When and Where does Participation Count?’, In: Citizen Participation in Government, Munro-Clark M (ed), Hale and Ironmonger, Sydney, pp.78-98.
Syme GJ, Nancarrow BE, 1991, ‘Risk Perception and Procedural Justice’, In: New Perspectives on Uncertainty and Risk, Handmer J, Dutton B, Guerin B, Smithson M (eds), Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies and Australian Counter Disaster College, pp.87-94.
Syme GJ, Shaw BJ, Fenton DM, Mueller WS, 1989, The planning and evaluation of hallmark events, Avebury, Aldershot.
Bammer G, O’Connell D, Roughley A, Syme GJ, 2005, ‘New challenges for research practice: integration research for natural resource management in Australia’, Journal of Research Practice, 1.
Syme GJ, Nancarrow BE, 2001, ‘Applying social justice research to environmental decision making’, Social Justice Research, 14.
Seligman C, Syme GJ, 1989, ‘Managing the environment’, Journal of Social Issues,45.
Syme GJ, Nancarrow BE, 2008, ‘Justice and the allocation of benefits from water’, Social Alternatives, 27: 21-25.
Syme GJ, 2008, ‘Urban water: is efficiency enough?’, The Australian Economic Review, 42: 435-440.
Syme GJ, Porter NB, Goeft U, Kington EA, 2008, ‘Integrating social wellbeing into assessments of water policy: meeting the challenge for decision makers’, Water Policy, 10: 323-343.
Hatfield-Dodds S, Syme GJ, Leitch A, 2007, ‘Improving Australian water management. The contribution of social values research and community engagement’, Reform, A Journal of National and International Law Reform, Water, Summer 2006/2007, 89: 44-47.
Jorgensen BS, Syme GJ, Nancarrow BE, 2006, ‘The role of uncertainty in the relationship between fairness evaluations and willingness to pay’, Ecological Economics, 56: 104-124.
Syme GJ, Nancarrow BE, 2006, ‘Achieving sustainability and fairness in water reform: A Western Australian case study’, Water International, 31: 23-30.
Bammer G, O’Connell D, Roughly A, Syme G, 2005, ‘Integrated research for natural resource management in Australia. An introduction to new challenges for research practice’, Journal of Research Practice, 1, Article M1.
Syme G, 2005, ‘Integration initiatives at CSIRO. Reflections of an insider’, Journal of Research Practice, 1, Article M3.
Jorgensen BS, Syme GJ, Smith LM, Bishop BJ, 2004, ‘Random error in willingness to pay measurement. A multiple indicators, latent variable approach to the reliability of contingent values’, Journal of Economic Psychology, 25: 41-59.
Syme GJ, Shao Q, Po M, Campbell E, 2004, ‘Predicting and understanding home garden water use’, Landscape and Urban Planning, 68: 121-128.
Drew NM, Bishop BJ, Syme G, 2002, ‘Justice and Local Community Change: Towards a Substantive Theory of Justice’, Journal of Community Psychology, 30: 623-634.
Syme GJ, Nancarrow BE, 2002, ‘Evaluation of public involvement programs: Measuring justice and process criteria’, Water, 29: 18-24.
Syme GJ, Nancarrow BE, Jorgensen BS, 2002, ‘The Limits of Environmental Responsibility. A Stormwater Case Study’,Environment & Behaviour, 34: 836-847.
Bellamy JA, Walker DH, McDonald GT, Syme GJ, 2001, ‘A systems approach to the evaluation of natural resource management initiatives’, Journal of Environmental Management, 63: 407-423.
Hillery M, Nancarrow B, Griffin G, Syme G, 2001, ‘Tourist Perception of Environmental Impact’, Annals of Tourism Research, 28: 853-867.
Nancarrow BE, Syme GJ, 2001, ‘Challenges in Implementing Justice Research in the Allocation of Natural Resources’, Social Justice Research, 14: 441-452.
Syme GJ, Fenton DM, Coakes S, 2001, ‘Lot size, garden satisfaction and local park and wetland visitation’, Landscape and Urban Planning, 56: 161-170.
Syme GJ, Nancarrow BE, 2001, ‘Justice, Sustainability, and Integrated Management: Concluding Thoughts’, Social Justice Research, 14: 453-457.
Syme GJ, Nancarrow BE, 2001, ‘Social Justice and Environmental Management: An Introduction’, Social Justice Research, 14: 343-347.
Jorgensen BS, Syme GJ, 2000, ‘Protest responses and willingness to pay: attitude toward paying for stormwater pollution abatement’, Ecological Economics, 33: 251-265.
Syme GJ, Kals E, Nancarrow BE, Montada L, 2000, ‘Ecological Risks and Community Perceptions of Fairness and Justice: A Cross-Cultural Model’, Risk Analysis, 20: 905-916.
Syme GJ, Nancarrow BE, Seligman C, 2000, ‘The evaluation of information campaigns to promote voluntary household water conservation’, Evaluation Review, 24: 9-578.
Bellamy JA, McDonald GT, Syme GJ, Butterworth JE, 1999, ‘Evaluating Integrated Resource Management’, Society & Natural Resources, 12: 337-353.
Jorgensen BS, Syme GJ, Bishop BJ, Nancarrow BE, 1999, ‘Protest responses in contingent valuation’, Environmental and Resource Economics, 14: 131-150.
Syme GJ, Nancarrow BE, McCreddin JA, 1999, ‘Defining the components of fairness in the allocation of water to environmental and human uses’, Journal of Environmental Management, 57: 51-70.
Syme GJ, Nancarrow BE, 1997, ‘The determinants of perceptions of fairness in the allocation of water to multiple uses’, Water Resources Research, 33: 143-2152.
Nancarrow BE, Smith LM, Syme GJ, 1996, ‘The ways people think about water’, Journal of Environmental Systems, 25: 15-27.
Syme GJ, 1996, ‘Guest editorial: the future of public involvement’, Water, 23: 3.
Syme GJ, Nancarrow BE, 1996, ‘Planning attitudes, lay philosophies, and water allocation: a preliminary analysis and research agenda’, Water Resources Research, 32: 1843-1850.
Bishop BJ, Syme GJ, 1995, ‘The social costs and benefits of urban consolidation: A time budget/contingent valuation approach’,Journal of Economic Psychology, 16: 223-245.
Jorgensen BS, Syme GJ, 1995, ‘Market Models, Protest Bids and Outliers in Contingent Valuation’, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Sept/Oct, pp.400-402.
McLeod PB, Roberts EJ, Syme GJ, 1994, ‘Willingness to Pay for Continued Government Service Provision: the Case of Agriculture Protection Services’, Journal of Environmental Management, 40: 1-16.
Seligman C, Syme GJ, Gilchrist R, 1994, ‘The Role of values and ethical principles in judgments of environmental dilemmas’,Journal of Social Issues, 50: 105-119.
Syme GJ, Sadler BS, 1994, ‘Evaluation of public involvement in water resources planning: a researcher-practitioner dialogue’,Evaluation Review, 18: 523-542.
Beckwith JA, Syme GJ, 1993, ‘Muddling through to an Australian water quality strategy’, Impact Assessment, 11: 9-365.
Syme GJ, Beven CE, Sumner NR, 1993, ‘Motivation for reported involvement in local wetland preservation: the roles of knowledge, disposition, problem assessment, and arousal’, Environment and Behaviour, 25: 586-606.
Syme GJ, Bishop BJ, 1993, ‘Public Psychology: Planning a Role for Psychology’, Australian Psychologist, 28: 45-50.
Syme GJ, Fenton DM, 1993, ‘Perceptions of Equity and Procedural Preferences for Water Allocation Decisions’, Society and Natural Resources, 6: 347-360.
Syme GJ, Williams KD, 1993, ‘The Psychology of Drinking Water Quality: An Exploratory Study’, Water Resources Research, 29: 4003-4010.
Roberts EJ, McLeod PB, Syme GJ, 1992, ‘Contingent Valuation Analysis of Government Provision of Agricultural Protection Services’, International Journal of Public Sector Management, 5: 39-53.
Syme GJ, Nancarrow BE, 1992, ‘Predicting public involvement in urban water management and planning’, Environment and Behaviour, 24: 738-758.
Mueller WS, Syme GJ, Ellis J, McLeod P, 1991, ‘Attitudes towards housing density, form and tenure in Western Australia’, People and Physical Environment Research, pp.37-38, 46-53.
Syme GJ, Macpherson DK, Seligman C, 1991, ‘Factors motivating community participation in regional water-allocation planning: a test of an expectancy-value model’, Environment and Planning A, 23: 1779-1795.
Syme GJ, Roberts E, McLeod PB, 1990, ‘Combining willingness to pay and social indicator methodology in valuing public services: An example from agricultural protection’, Journal of Economic Psychology, 11: 365-381.
Syme GJ, Seligman C, Thomas JF, 1990, ‘Predicting Water Consumption from Homeowners’ Attitudes’, Journal of Environmental Systems, 20: 157-168.
Fenton DM, Syme GJ, 1989, ‘Perception and evaluation of the coastal zone: implications for coastal zone planning’, Coastal Management, 17: 295-308.
Syme GJ, Eaton E, 1989, ‘Public involvement as a negotiation process’, Journal of Social Issues, 45: 87-107.
Syme GJ, Seligman C, Macpherson DK, 1989, ‘Environmental planning and management: an introduction’, Journal of Social Issues, 45: 1-15.
Syme GJ, Nancarrow BE, Bates LE, 1988, ‘Kwinana: interpreting the past and creating future perspectives on planning for heavy industry in an urban environment’, People and Physical Environment Research, 30: 2-17.
Thomas JF, Syme GJ, 1988, ‘Estimating residential price elasticity of demand for water: a contingent valuation approach’, Water Resources Research, 24: 1847-1857.
Syme GJ, Macpherson DK, Fry P, 1987, ‘Public involvement and environmental planning in Western Australia’, Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, 4: 310-321.
Kantola SJ, Syme GJ, Nesdale AR, 1984, ‘An informational analysis approach incorporating Fishbein’s model in a test of the effects of appraised severity and efficacy in promoting water conservation’, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 13: 164-182.
Kantola SJ, Syme GJ, Campbell NA, 1982, ‘The role of individual differences and external variables in a test of the sufficiency of Fishbein’s model to explain behavioural intentions to conserve water’, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 12: 70-83.
Syme GJ, Schwartz S, 1981, ‘Energy and cities: Perth people show their faith in technology’, Royal Australian Planning Institute Journal, 19: 160.
Syme GJ, 1977, ‘Voting preference and frequency estimation of political statements’, European Journal of Social Psychology, 8: 121-124.
Syme GJ, 1976, ‘Paternalism in Australian courts’, Australian Journal of Social Issues, 11: 287-290.
Syme GJ, 1974, ‘Competitive orders as measures of social dominance’, Animal Behaviour, 22: 931-940.
Syme GJ, 1974, ‘The approach response and performance in the dominance tube’, Australian Journal of Psychology, 36: 31-36.
Syme GJ, Doak JB, 1974, ‘Problems in the analysis of competitive data’, Journal of General Psychology, 91: 69-74.
Nancarrow BE, Syme GJ, 2006, ‘Social aspects of gaining acceptance of alternative urban water supplies’, In: Sustainable Water in the Urban Environment II Conference 2006, 19-21 June, Sunshine Coast University, QSL, Australia.
Nancarrow BE, Syme GJ, 2004, ‘Fairness Principles In Allocating Water: Integrating Views Of Different Agents’, In: IEMSs 2004 International Congress: Complexity and Integrated Resources Management, Pahl C, Schmidt S, Jakeman T (eds), 14-17 June, Osnabrück, Germany.
Nancarrow BE, Syme GJ, Porter NB, Walker R, 2003, ‘An Integrated Methodology for Assessing the Desirability of Improving Drinking Water’, In: Ozwater Convention & Exhibition, AWA 20th Convention, 6-10 April, Perth, WA, Australia.
Po M, Syme GJ, Shao Q, Campbell E, 2003, ‘What Determines Outside Household Water Use?’, In: Ozwater Convention & Exhibition, AWA 20th Convention, 6-10 April, Perth, WA, Australia.
Syme GJ, Nancarrow BE, 2000, ‘Fairness and its implementation in the allocation of water’, In: Xth World Water Congress, 12-17 March, Melbourne Convention Centre, Australia.
Jorgensen BS, Syme GJ, Nancarrow BE, 1995, ‘The Value of a Reduction in Stormwater Effects’, In: IMUE, The Second International Symposium on Urban Stormwater Management, 11-13 July, Melbourne, Australia, 2: 447-451.
Nancarrow BE, Syme GJ, Jorgensen BS, 1995, ‘Community Attitudes to and Perceptions of Stormwater Management in Australia’, In: IMUE, The Second International Symposium on Urban Stormwater Management, 11-13 July, Melbourne, Australia, 2: 467-471.
Nancarrow BE, Syme GJ, 1990, ‘Improving Communication with the public on water industry issues’, In: Proc. of Australasian Evaluation Society Conference, Exemplary Case Studies, pp.8-14.
Syme GJ, Williams KD, 1989, ‘Community attitudes towards water pricing policies and domestic water quality standards’, In: Proc. of XXIV International Congress of Psychology: Social Applications and Issues in Psychology, King RC, Collins JK (eds), pp.203-214.
Syme GJ, Illingworth DJ, Eaton E, Nancarrow BE, 1988, ‘Environmental disposition and length of stay in remote communities’, In:Resource Communities: Settlement and Workforce Issues, Brealey TB, Neil CC, Newton PW (eds), CSIRO, Melbourne, pp.209-215.
Macpherson DK, Syme GJ, 1987, ‘Towards a rule based system as a planning template’, In: Proc. Inst. Aust. Geographers 21st Conference, Perth, May 1986, pp.146-152.
Syme GJ, Mueller WS, 1983, ‘Problems in utilising psychological information in housing policy formation’, (eds. D. Joiner et al.), In:Proc. Conference on People and Physical Environment Research, Wellington, NZ Ministry of Works and Development, pp.489-500.
Syme GJ, Thomas JF, Salerian SN, 1983, ‘Can Household Attitudes Predict Water Consumption?’, In: Proc. of the Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, 8-10 November, The Institution of Engineers Australia, National Conference Publication, 83/13: 52-56.
Thomas JF, Syme GJ, Gosselink Y, 1983, ‘Household responses to changes in the price of water in Perth, Western Australia’, In:Proc. of the Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, 8-10 November, The Institution of Engineers Australia, National Conference Publication, 83/13: 57-61.
Syme GJ, Bennett D, Kantola SJ, 1982, ‘Public Participation in Australian Water Resources Planning’, In: Proc. of the Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, 11-13 May, The Institution of Engineers Australia, National Conference Publication, 82/3: 199-203.
Syme GJ, Kantola SJ, Thomas JF, 1980, ‘Water resources and the-quarter acre block’, In: People and the man made environment, Thorne R, Arden S (eds), 19-23 May, University of Sydney – Architecture, Sydney, Australia, pp.182-201.
Syme GJ, Bennett D, 1979, ‘Bridging the operations research – applications gap in agriculture’, In: Proc. 4th National Conference, Australian Society for Operations Research, Melbourne, pp.331-359.