Wimmera Research Group

Papers and conferences

2014

  • Graymore, M. (accepted) Sustainability Reporting: an approach to get the right mix of theory and practicality for local actors.
  • Wells, P.K., & Graymore, M.L.M. (accepted) Are Transition Towns Indicators of Deinstitutionalisation of Aspects of Western Culture? International Journal of Society Systems Science.

2013

  • Graymore, M., & McBride, D. (2013). Socio-ecological value of wetlands: the dilemma of balancing human and ecological water needs. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 20(3), 225-241.
  • Harriden, K., & Graymore, M. (2013). Tapping the Turn: the social dimensions of water management. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 20(3), 175-178.
  • Beer, A., Tully, S., Kroehn, M., Martin, J., Gerritsen, R., Taylor, M., Graymore, M., Law, J. (2013) Australia’s country towns 2050: What will a climate adapted settlement pattern look like? National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, 139 pp. (ISBN 978-1-925039-73-3).
  • Schwarz, I., Park, D., Graymore, M. and Brownell, B. (2013) Farmer knowledge, attitudes and mitigation towards greenhouse gas emissions: Findings from the Victorian Farmer Surveys on Climate Change 2009 and 2011. Presented at: Greenhouse 2013, 8-11 October, Adelaide, Australia.

2012

  • Graymore, M., McRae-Williams, P., Barton, A. and Lehmann L. (Eds.) (2012) Pipes, Ponds and People: Adaptive water management in Drylands. Mt Helen, Victoria: VURRN Press Inc., pp. 282 + xii.
  • Block, J., Graymore, M., Wallis, A. M., Vamplew, P., Mitchell, B., O’Toole, K. and McRae-Williams, P. (2012). Visualising the Value of Water. In M. Graymore, P. McRae-Williams, Barton, A. and L. Lehmann (Eds.) Pipes, Ponds and People: Adaptive water management in Drylands. Mt Helen, Victoria: VURRN Press Inc. pp. 195-225.
  • Graymore, M. (2012) Introduction. In M. Graymore, P. McRae-Williams, Barton, A. and L. Lehmann (Eds.) Pipes, Ponds and People: Adaptive water management in Drylands. Mt Helen, Victoria: VURRN Press Inc. pp. 1-12.
  • Graymore, M. (2012) Conclusion: Role of adaptive water management in the resilience of dryland communities. In M. Graymore, P. McRae-Williams, Barton, A. and L. Lehmann (Eds.) Pipes, Ponds and People: Adaptive water management in Drylands. Mt Helen, Victoria: VURRN Press Inc. pp. 255-264.
  • Graymore, M., Stranieri, A., McRae-Williams, P., Mays, H., Lehmann, L., Thoms, G. and Yearwood, J. (2012). Water Allocation Argument Tree (WAAT): a tool for facilitating public participation in water allocation decisions. In M. Graymore, P. McRae-Williams, Barton, A. and L. Lehmann (Eds.) Pipes, Ponds and People: Adaptive water management in Drylands. Mt Helen, Victoria: VURRN Press Inc. pp. 227-253.
  • Wallis, A., Graymore, M. L. M., Matthews, T. and Byrne, S. (2012) A visualisation tool for experiential learning in environmental science: using football fields, agricultural fields and waterways to illustrate the implication of different water allocation decisions, in Kim, Mijung and Diong, C.H. (eds), Biology education for social and sustainable development, pp. 73-86, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Graymore, M. and D. McBride (2012) Socio-ecological value of wetlands: the dilemma of balancing human and ecological water needs. Presented at Tapping the Turn: Water’s Social Dimensions, 15-16 November, Canberra.
  • Graymore, M. (2012) Community Report Cards: A tool for building sustainable local communities. Presented at Government Sustainability 2012: Leading the way to a sustainability Public Sector, 18-19 September, Melbourne.
  • Graymore, M. (2012) The Role of Local Governments in Behaviour Change for Farming Community’s Health and Wellbeing. Presented at the Farmer Health Conference 2012, 17-19 September, Hamilton.
  • Graymore, M. (2012) Sustainability Reporting: have we got the right mix of theory and practicality for local actors? Presented at 3rd International Sustainability Conference: Strategies for Sustainability: Institutional and Organisational Challenges, 29-31 August 2012, Basel, Switzerland.
  • Schwarz, I., Park, D., Graymore, M., Brownell, B. and Lehmann, L. (2012) Farmer Climate Change Attitudes, Knowledge and Adaptation Behaviour in Victoria, Australia. Presented at NCCARF Climate Adaptation in Action 2012, 26-28 June, Melbourne.
  • Schwarz, I., Park, D., Graymore, M., Brownell, B. and Lehmann, L. (2012) Rain, Policy and Natural Variability: Changes in Farmer Climate Change Attitudes, Knowledge and Adaptation Behaviour in Victoria, Australia. Presented at Adaptation Futures 2012 International Conference on Climate Adaptation, 29-31 May, Tucson, Arizona.

2011

  • Barton, A. F., Briggs, S., McRae-Williams, P. and Prior, D. (2011). “Coping With Severe Drought: Stories from the front line”, Australian Journal of Water Resources. (Accepted March 2011).
  • Smith, T. F., Daffara, P., O'Toole, K., Matthews, J., Thomsen, D. C., Inayatullah, S., Fien, J. and Graymore, M. (2011). A method for building community resilience to climate change in emerging coastal cities. Futures 43, 673-679.
  • Wallis, A.M., Graymore, M.L.M., Richards, A.J. (2011). Significance of environment in the assessment of sustainable development: The case for south west Victoria. Ecological Economics 70, 595-605.
  • Graymore, M. (2011) The Value of Rivers: how to integrate social values into river management decision making. 14th International Riversymposium 2011, Brisbane, Australia, 26-29 Sept 2011.
  • Lehmann, L. (2011) And then there was water! Why water is important to regional tourism. 14th International Riversymposium 2011, Brisbane, Australia, 26-29 Sept 2011.
  • Graymore, M., Harriden, K. (2011). Water use diaries: A tool for household water management. Efficient 2011: The 6th IWA Specialist Conference on Efficient Water Use and Management: Water Demand Management: Challenges and Opportunities, Dead Sea, Jordan.
  • Graymore, M., Mays, H., Lehmann, L.V., McRae-Williams, P., Stranieri, A., Thoms, G., Yearwood, J. (2011). A Reasoning Framework for decision making in water allocation: a tree for water decisions. International Conference on Integrated Water Management 2011, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia.
  • WALLIS, R*., MARTIN, N. and MOLONEY, H. (2011). Conservation conflicts in koala management in Framlingham Forest, Australia. ACES 2011 Conflicts in Conservation - strategies for coping in a changing world, Aberdeen, Scotland, 22-24 August, 2011.

2010

  • Lehmann, L (2010). And then there was water, the role of freshwater in regional tourism. Published in proceedings of CAUTHE 2010
  • Lehmann, L (2010). Is water and Indulgence? What marketing messages say about water use in tourism accommodation in a dryland region. Published in proceedings of Sustainable Tourism: Issues, Debates & Challenges, Crete, Greece.
  • Lehmann, L (2010). Sustainable Water management in Tourism Accommodation. Published in proceedings of 6th World Conference For graduate research in Tourism Hospitality and leisure, Cappadocia, Turkey.
  • Lehmann, L (2010). Is water an indulgence? What marketing messages say about water use in tourism accommodation in a dryland region. Sustainable Tourism IV, WITPRESS, UK.
  • Lehmann, L (2010). The Promise of Water! Can tourism accommodation operators sustain current water use practices? Global Sustainable Tourism, Nelspruit, South Africa
  • Lehmann, L (2010) Creating the opportunity to engage tourism accommodation operators – innovation in sustainable water management in dryland tourism regions. CEG, Portugal
  • Lehmann, L (2010) The problem of water! Managing a scarce resource in an indulgent industry. 4th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations : Living Landscapes of Oman.
  • Lehmann, L (2010) Creating the opportunity to engage tourism accommodation operators – innovation in sustainable water management in dryland tourism regions published in the proceedings of the Annual UB Research Conference 2010
  • Wallis, R. (2010). Indigenous Protected Areas in Australia: promoting cultural and natural resource sustainability. Sixth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Cuenca, Ecuador, 5-7 January, 2010.
  • Wallis, R. (2010). Biology Education in the Future. Keynote plenary address to 23rd Biennial Conference of the Asian Association for Biology Education, Singapore, 18-20 October, 2010.

2009

  • Schwarz, I and McRae-Williams, P (2009). Does major regional infrastructure influence the resilience of a rural community? In Rural Health: The Place to Be... Proceedings of the 10th National Rural Health Conference, 17-20 May, Cairns, Qld.
  • Schwarz, I and McRae-Williams, P and Park, D. (n.d). Identifying and utilising a farmer typology for targeted practice change programs: A case study of changing water supply in the Wimmera Mallee. Extension Farming Systems Journal 5(1), 33-42
  • Schwarz, I and McRae-Williams P. (2009) Water reform and the resilience of small business people in drought affected agricultural communities. Rural Society, 19(3), 197-276.
  • Foster H. 2009 Water sustainability – the use of price and demand strategies. In The University of Western Ontario Sustainability Colloquium 2009, October 2009, London, Western Ontario, Canada.

2008

  • Lehmann, L (2008). Valuing water in dryland tourism regions, published in the proceedings of the 3rd International Sustainable Tourism Conference, Malta
  • Lehmann, L (2008). Values of water in dryland tourism - abstract, poster presentation published in the proceedings of the Annual UB Research Conference 2008
  • McBride, D (2008). Geography is by nature is multidisciplinary - abstract published in the proceedings of the Annual UB Research Conference 2008
  • Schwarz, I (2008). Water reform and the resilience of small business people in drought affected agricultural communities - full paper published in the proceedings of the Annual UB Research Conference 2008
  • Schwarz, I and McRae-Williams, P (2008). Closing the loop between research and sustainable regional development, published in the proceedings of SEGRA 2008 conference, Albury
  • Starks, J (2008). Biodiversity in a wildlife pond - poster presentation Annual UB Research Conference 2008

2007

  • Lehmann, L. (2007). Valuing of water in dryland tourism regions. Proceedings The Knowledge Age, University of Ballarat Annual Research Conference, 7th November 2007, Ballarat.
  • Lehmann, L. (2007). Valuing water in tourism. Ecotourism Australia's 2007 National Conference: Leading Global Challenges 19 - 23 November, 2007 Melbourne.
  • McBride, D. (2007). Decommissioning the channels: Future social and ecological values of ephemeral floodplain wetlands. Confirmation of Candidature research proposal, School of Science and Engineering, University of Ballarat.
  • McBride, D. (2007). From a channel to a piped rural water delivery system: the temporal nature of socio-ecological values of ephemeral floodplain wetland ecotopes. Proceedings The Knowledge Age, University of Ballarat Annual Research Conference, 7th November 2007, Ballarat.
  • McBride, D. (2007). Future of ephemeral wetlands: Yarriambiack/Dunmunkle creek floodplains. Poster presentation, AWA Oz Water conference 2007, Sydney.
  • McRae-Williams, P., Deutsher, M. & Schwarz, I. (2007). Is the pipeline our lifeline? Water reform and sustainability in drought- affected dryland communities of rural Victoria. Proceedings AWA Oz Water conference 2007, Sydney.

2006

  • Deutsher, M. (2006). Poster presentation: Is the pipeline our lifeline? University of Ballarat Research Conference 8th Nov, 2006, Ballarat.
  • McRae-Williams, P. & Lowe, J. (2006). Sustainable Water Supplies and Sustainable Small Towns, in Renewing Country Towns, M. F. Rogers & D. R. Jones (Eds), VURRN Press, University of Ballarat.